Jerry van Dijk said: "[..] Over here in the Netherlands there are simply none. And hardly anything in the rest of the EU. Or at least, I cannot find them. Ok, so there are some low paying jobs, which usually amount to either tweaking a UML design to fit Ada or converting existing Ada83 into C++. Maybe I'm in a pessimistic mood, but I have given up the idea of ever using Ada again in a job setting. [..]" There is a move in ESTEC to continue with Ada though. Renumeration is more based on amount of time with ESA than time with Ada. If you would prefer a different salary scale, you could try to become an employee of a company (quite possibly non-Dutch) but based in an office at ESTEC. It may be worth contacting Modis ( http://www.ModisIntl.com/ ) , e.g. see "A Software Standardisation Engineer (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)" on http://hare.castlelink.co.UK/ams_one/modis/jobs/cat_c_netherlands.html : "A Software Standardisation Engineer (Noordwijk, The Netherlands) A contract job, posted 24 September 2001 Start date ASAP.Duration 1 yr Rate Neg. Space research organisation requires software standards engineer to work on replacing old standards with new.Software Engineering standard ECSS-E40 needs to be tailored to suit different projects.Skills required: Modern software engineering practices, Software standards, practical SW exp, real-time sys, design methods, cross-compilers (GNU), programming in C and Ada. Call now!! Please contact Emma Pattinson quoting reference 1002797ELP email [log in to unmask] Telephone +31 (0) 40 294 8680. Fax +31 (0) 40 294 8681." Your guidance in crafting new standards may be a good way to go to foster the adoption of sensible tools in the Netherlands. Good luck.