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Examiner Information and Communications Technology

  • Type Baan
  • Soort opleiding Master
  • Locatie The Hague, NederlandThe HagueNLThe Hague
  • Geplaatst
  • Startdatum -
  • Deadline 30 juni 2019
  • FULL_TIMEICTEngineering

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Information and Communications Technology Engineers and Scientists – Career as a European Patent Examiner (10242)

Job group: 4

Grade: G7-10 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 5 650 to 8 000, depending on experience)

Duration of appointment: five years

Career path: Technical 

Location: The Hague 

Application deadline: 30.6.2019

Are you an engineer or a scientist interested in joining an international team of highly qualified staff? Do you want to see the latest inventions?

Then this professional opportunity is the right one for you!

We are currently seeking engineers and scientists, with a Master's degree, to work as European Patent Examiners in the area of Information and Communications Technology in the following technical fields:

- Distributed system architectures and multiprocessor systems

You have a degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering.

You are familiar with distributed system architectures and multiprocessor systems and have knowledge of operating systems.

You are qualified in software engineering and have work experience or knowledge of the following:

  • Virtualisation, cloud, fog and edge computing, scheduling and, load balancing solutions
  • Embedded system architectures, microprocessor architectures, multithreaded architectures
  • Real-time operating systems, software/hardware integration.
  • Interrupt handling and peripheral programming
  • Understanding of how user level processes work across each layer of the operating system, including process and thread life cycles, memory management, system calls, and inter-process communication

- Artificial intelligence and Quantum computers

You have a degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or Applied mathematics.

You have knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning, with first-hand experience (software and hardware) in neural networks, belief networks, SVMs, evolutionary computation, multi-agent systems, expert systems (knowledge representations and inference engines) and semantic reasoning.

Basic knowledge in quantum computing, optical computing and DNA computing is an advantage.

In addition, work experience or knowledge of the following is a plus:

  • Computer systems based on biological models
  • Computer systems utilising knowledge based models
  • Learning machines
  • Quantum computers

Your main responsibilities

  • Carrying out patent examination from the search to the post-grant stage, and solving complex technical and legal problems in the process
  • Taking a broad perspective to identify solutions whilst ensuring the uniform and effective application of the EPC (European Patent Convention) and other legal texts
  • Creating and maintaining classification systems to ensure efficient and effective searching

We expect you to be able to:

  • analyse technical and subject-specific information
  • retrieve technical information from databases and other sources
  • analyse and compare technical matter according to the legal provisions applicable
  • make decisions following the assessment of complex technical information, the application of legal requirements and the examination of parties' arguments
  • write clear and well-reasoned communications
  • interact with colleagues and applicants to process patent applications efficiently

Your qualifications

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in telecommunications, computer science, electrical/computer engineering or physics. The degree should be relevant to the technical field(s) indicated in this vacancy notice.
  • Generally, an excellent knowledge (at least C1) of one official language (English, French and German) and working knowledge (at least B2) of the other two. In exceptional cases, excellent knowledge (at least C1) of one official language and working knowledge (at least B2) of another. In such cases, the willingness to learn the third language and to reach Level B2 would be required.
  • Work experience in industry would be advantageous.
  • Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation.

Recruitment events

Our next recruitment events will take place in The Hague from 14.10.2019 to 18.10.2019.

Recruitment process

At the end of our recruitment process, suitable candidates are either directly appointed to a vacant post or added to the EPO Talent Pool for a period of 18 months. We may use the Talent Pool to fill vacant posts with a similar profile.

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