Vacancies and STF calls for expertise


1) Centre for Testing and Interoperability Director - permanent contract, based in Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera

We are looking for a Centre for Testing and Interoperability Director within our Operations Division in the ETSI Secretariat.


Drive and manage the Centre for Testing and Interoperability activities across the ETSI Secretariat in support of the ETSI Technical Organisation.

The Centre for Testing and Interoperability Director is a position that includes the following key responsibilities, operating under the supervision of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO):

  • Develop and implement testing, methodology and validation activities in accordance with member needs and the strategy of the Institute
  • Develop and implement new and continued Interoperability activities, including Plugtests, in areas of strategic importance
  • Oversee the development and adoption of best practices (methodology) to be applied, as appropriate, in the development of standards
  • Manage CTI staff


  • 15+ years experience in managing ICT Testing and Interoperability services
  • Strong international experience and network in telecommunications/IT – combined with strong standardisation experience
  • Engineering/technical degree – preferably combined with commercial experience
  • Track record of building and leading a successful ICT testing and/or interoperability function
  • Analytical, results oriented and a strong team player
  • Proven management skills
  • Excellent English language skills – both oral and written
  • The assigned missions involve travelling in France and abroad

Please send your application including a Curriculum Vitae, in English, together with a short description of the relevant qualifications held and experience gained, by E-mail to [email protected] by 17 August 2018.

2) University engineering student for Internship

We are looking for a 4th year University engineering student for an internship of up to 6 months which could start as early as spring 2019, in an international environment of ICT standardization.

For the details please see the pdfdocument in English or the pdfdocument in French on our website.

Please send CV and a cover letter to [email protected] with the subject: “Internship CTI _ your name” by 30 September 2018.

Call for expertise in Specialists Task Forces (STFs)

Throughout the year, ETSI issues calls for expertise for Specialist Task Forces (STFs) which support the standardization work of the Technical Organization. Candidatures must be proposed by an ETSI Member Organization, but valuable candidatures from companies which are not ETSI Members may also be considered if the candidature is proposed by the Official Contact of an ETSI Member.

For more details on the STF working methods please see the information on the Portal.