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Application Architect (12378, L2)

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 of existing systems 

  •  Design and development of component architecture and building blocks 

  •  Analysis of the integration of different information systems 

  •  Data analysis and data modelling 

  •  Participate in the design and implementation of architectures for the new software components 

  •  Manage the development and implementation of information systems common databases to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality 

  •  Participate in the testing and independent acceptance of software modules and documentation delivered by either other team members or external contractors 

  •  Participate in functional working groups and progress meetings 

  •  Prepare and maintain project and quality plans and tracks activities against the plan, provide regular and accurate reports 

  •  Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security 

  •  Manage the impact of change requests on affected systems 

  •  Third level support (investigate database problems, incidents handling, schedule bugs for resolution). Depending on the circumstances, the service provider may be requested to provide assistance or support in the resolution of production issues or assist in database inquiries and/or bulk configurations 

  •  Provide presentation of the system to all the interested parties and, when required, give customized training 

  •  Ensure good design and specification of working interfaces with other modules, and participate in ensuring that the interfaces actually comply with their specification 

  •  Analyse and document user and technical requirements 

  •  Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary 

  •  Work with users to identify, specify and agree requirements 

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  •  In-depth knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture 
  •  In-depth knowledge of Relational DBMS 

  •  In depth knowledge of applications design 

  •  In depth knowledge of Java Enterprise technologies or Spring framework 

  •  Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture 

  •  Good knowledge of business process analysis 

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

  •  Good redaction skills 

  •  Ability to give presentations and training 

  •  Ability to apply high quality standards 

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

  •  Good reporting methods 

  •  Commitment to excellence in professional work 

  •  High capability to be autonomous 

  •  Capability of working in an international/multi-cultural environment, rapid selfstarting capability and experience in team working, understanding the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions 

  •  Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings (FR-EN) and good communication skills 

  •  In – depth knowledge of database theory including database design methodologies 

  •  Good knowledge of development methodologies (e.g. RUP) and object oriented modelling (e.g. with Unified Modelling Language) 



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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