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Application Architect (12161, L5) - J2EE, Spring, Hibernate

Job Introduction

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.
We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators,committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Serco and Proud - Make a difference every day.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Application Architect, based in Brussels.


Role Responsibility

The key person will be responsible for:

  •  Architecture and design of new information systems. 

  •  Review of the architecture of existing systems 

  •  Design of component architecture and building blocks 

  •  Analysis of the integration of different information systems 

  •  Development and maintenance of software applications and components 

  •  Data analysis and data modelling 

  •  Coordination of the implementation of the technical architecture 

  •  Review technical documentation, including code review 

  •  Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users 

  •  Troubleshoot the technical issues in all our environments (including production priority one issues) 

  •  Build and deploy new releases, executing all the necessary steps (e.g. database updates) 

  •  Configure software on local environments

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  • Good knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture 

  •  Knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus) 

  •  Proven experience with web services (SOAP and REST) 

  •  Good knowledge of applications design 

  •  Good knowledge of modelling tools 

  •  Good knowledge of Object Oriented Programming languages 

  •  Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture 

  •  Good knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems 

  •  In-depth knowledge and proven experience with Oracle SQL 

  •  In-depth knowledge and proven experience with Java EE technologies 

  •  In-depth knowledge and proven experience with the Spring Framework 

  •  In-depth knowledge and proven experience with the Hibernate Framework 

  •  Proven experience with XML and XSD 

  •  Good knowledge of front end frameworks and libraries (e.g. Angular) 

  •  Good knowledge of deployment and continuous integration tools (e.g. Maven, Jenkins, Bamboo, Fisheye, Crucible, JUnit) 

  •  Proven experience in Agile development methodologies (such as SCRUM, Kanban) 

  •  Fluent in English 

  •  Good knowledge of the European Commission's eUI front-end framework 

  •  Familiarity with JIRA and Confluence 

  •  Good knowledge of Unified Modelling Language 

  •  Familiarity with Commission methodologies and supporting tools such as PM2, BPM@EC and Agile@EC 

  •  Ability to provide support to end users 

  •  Good redaction skills 

  •  Ability to combine several tasks 

  •  Ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application architecture and design 

  •  Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, good communication skills. 

  •  Capability of integration in an international/multi-cultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working. 



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

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Package Description

Excellent Salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries In Belgium and Luxembourg we work closely with the European Institutions providing crucial Services with over 220 staff members.

The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

Take pride in what you do.

Serco European Agencies


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