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Application Architect (12194, L5) - java, j2ee, spring framework, jpa

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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 information systems.

  •  Review of the architecture, design and implementation 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 and implementation of the technical architecture

  •  Technical interface between the project leaders and the analysts.

  •  Production and support of software architecture documents

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

  •  Assistance in the testing, the technical documentation, the deployment, the evaluation and the reporting.

  •  Setup and maintain continuous integration and deployment pipelines.

  •  User guidance and support on the usage of the information systems.

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  •  In-depth knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture

  •  In depth knowledge of solution and application design

  •  In depth knowledge of software modelling

  •  In depth knowledge of Object Oriented Programming languages

  •  In depth knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems

  •  Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture

  •  Good knowledge of business process analysis

  •  Good knowledge of security vulnerabilities and secure software development.

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

  •  Good knowledge of data visualisation tools and techniques; reporting tools

  •  Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, SCRUM)

  •  Good redaction skills.

  •  Ability to give technical presentations.

  •  Ability to apply high quality standards, in terms of feature completeness, code quality and design, best practices in continuous integration pipelines (DevSecOps)

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

  •  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.


In addition to the above knowledge and skills the contractor must have an in-depth knowledge and proven experience with 

  • Java, J2EE, Spring Framework,

  • JPA/Hibernate, JavaScript (jQuery, Angular), SQL (Oracle).

  • S/he must have good knowledge on UML, JIRA, Confluence, build tools (maven), and CD/CI pipelines.

  • S/he should have good analytical skills, be fluent in English and have good drafting skills, along with a basic understanding of French.



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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