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Application Architect (14506, L5) - Spring, REST, SQL, JAVA, UML

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:

  •  Maintenance and bug fixing  

  •  Urgent support and data changes  

  •  Implementation of small change requests  

  •  Maintaining and updating of the architecture and design of the systems.  

  •  Synchronise and align the systems with the Commission digital strategy and with  the guidelines and recommendations of the central IT department.  

  •  Analysis of the integration of different information systems.  

  •  Data analysis and data modelling.  

  •  Updating and maintaining the technical documentation of the systems 

  •  Perform the technical analysis of the extension and updates of the systems   Coordinate the implementation of the technical architecture.  

  •  Be the technical interface between the project leaders, business analysts and the  developers.  

  •  Production of software architecture documents.  

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

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  •  In depth knowledge of web application architecture and design.  

  •  In depth knowledge of UML, and ability to use a variety design tools.  

  •  In depth knowledge of modern Java (Collection streaming, Memory  management, Multi-threading), x dependency injection, Spring Core and Spring  Boot.  

  •  In depth knowledge of data modelling for SQL and NOSQL databases.  

  •  In-depth knowledge of REST principles and frameworks like Spring Data REST  and Jersey.  

  •  In-depth experience working with Spring Security, OAUTH2, JSON Web tokens  (JWT or identity management products like KeyCloack would be desirable.  

  •  In depth knowledge of integration testing with Spring with MockMVC Test and  JsonPath.  

  •  Basic knowledge of performance testing tools, like Apache JMeter, or Gatling.io  would be desirable.  

  •  Basic knowledge of the ELK stack.  

  •  In depth knowledge of modern JavaScript, npm, Node.js, JQuery and Angular.   In depth knowledge of Agile principles.  

  •  In depth knowledge of SVN and GIT.  

  •  Experience working with the Atlassian Suite, JIRA Confluence Bitbucket and  Bamboo.  

  •  Ability to code proof of concepts (Including client side) based on use cases.  

  •  Ability to debug and fix complex issues in client and server sides of a web  application.  

  •  Ability to visualize complex issues.  

  •  Analytic and creative problem solving. 

  •  Good redaction skills.  

  •  Ability to give technical presentations.  

  •  Ability to apply high quality standards.  

  •  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 working in team. 



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

AExcellent 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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