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Application Architect (12866, 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 new information systems 

  • Review architecture of existing systems and propose technical enhancements 

  • Technical coordination of the implementation of the technical architecture 

  • Analysis of the integration of different information systems 

  • Design and develop architecture components and building blocks 

  • Development of Java applications 

  • Development of Web Services 

  • Front-end development (Angular, ExtJS, Javascript) 

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

  • Provide technical guidance for other developers in the team 

  • Be involved in the decision process for architecture changes 

  • Coordinate and align with the corporate architecture 

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  • Exposure to complex projects that implied various integrations and data exchange between systems 

  • Able to take informed and reasonable architectural decisions required for project implementation 

  • Exposure to various message broker platforms (Kafka desired but not mandatory) 

  • Profound knowledge of Java 8, J2EE and related frameworks 

  • Profound knowledge of Front-End related frameworks (Angular, ExtJS, Javascript) 

  • In depth knowledge of enterprise architecture 

  • In depth knowledge of software design and modelling, including modelling tools 

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

  • Experience with Databases: JPA, Hibernate, Oracle, and related technologies 

  • Experience with frameworks: Spring (MVC, Data, Security, ...) 

  • Experience with software engineering methodologies: RUP, Agile and also knowledge in project management methodologies 

  • Other necessary paradigms and technologies around software continuous integration, build tools, infrastructure layers, etc... 

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

  • Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings 

  • Very good communication skills – the candidate would need to be involved in various discussions with both business and technical participants 

  • Ability to work autonomously 



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.

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