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Application Architect (12290, L3)

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: analysis of the current architecture and elaboration of the new based on the new principles

  • Design and development of architecture components and building blocks

  • Analysis of the integration of different existing information systems and the elaboration of new patterns of information and data exchange

  • Development of integrations between systems

  • Coordination of the implementation of the technical architecture: the technical infrastructure for the new systems will be different from the current one. The new architecture will have an impact on it – this impact needs to be defined, agreed and implemented.

  • Production of software architecture (and other necessary) documents

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

  • Definition of testing needs and assistance in the testing

  • Assistance during relevant parts of testing, analysis, technical documentation, deployment, evaluation and reporting On the more technical level:

  • Participation to the installation, configuration and tuning of tools and platforms required for the "Compass Corporate" microservices based infrastructure. These include: Kibana, Zipkin, Hashicorp Vault, Kafka, Prometheus, Grafana, Elastic Search, Zookeeper, Jira, Flyway, Bamboo.

  • Participation to the configuration of Docker container platforms such as Openshift/Kubernetes.

  • Participation to the configuration of automated deployment of new versions of applications

  • Integration with CI/CD systems and execution of Bamboo plans.

  • Diagnosis of software problems, coordination with the development teams and support teams. Working very closely with senior developers and architects.

  • Developing tools (using scripting languages) for the automation of processes, the monitoring of performance and availability of applications and for the pro-active detection of problems

  • Documentation of operational procedures and compilation of guidelines and "best practice" regarding the delivery of applications for deployment.

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  • Good knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture

  • Very good knowledge of applications design

  • Very good knowledge of Relational DBMS

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

  • Good redaction skills

  • Ability to apply high quality standards

  • Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, good communication skills Capability of integration in an international/multi-cultural environment Fluent in English, knowledge of French is an asset

  • Knowledge of DG EAC programmes, Grant Management or Commission systems is an advantage

 Specific expertise:

  • SOA architecture principles

  • Knowledge and professional experience with Angular2+ based architectures patterns

  • Very good knowledge and professional experience of Oracle 11g or later, Web Logic 11 or later, Apache Tomcat, Web Services, Java EE and JMS

  • Knowledge of Git, Confluence and SVN, development setup in a cloud

  • Micro-service development techniques

  • Good knowledge of English (spoken, written)



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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You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

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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