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Application Architect (15091, L4)

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:

  • Good knowledge of local system administration (LSA) on Windows servers and Linux 
  • Solid knowledge of the automation engines: PowerShell for Azure and Ansible (or Puppet / Chef / Saltstack) for AWS (AWS being the most important, broader need although knowledge of Azure is also required)
  • Cloud infrastructure (Azure / AWS or OpenShift on Baremetal)
  • Architecture, design and configuration of server software and systems components
  • Design, installation and configuration of servers in a virtual environment (EC2 instance or Azure VM)
  • Monitoring of servers, incident resolution, preliminary diagnosis of software and hardware problems
  • Assist the System administrator's team in capacity management, contingency planning, IT service continuity management, automation of repetitive tasks, and implementation of security recommendations.
  • Management and monitoring of cloud native storage SAN, NAS, and or S3 type of technologies (Ceph/Amazon EBS or Azure managed Disk).
  • Development of scripts to automate system management tasks. (Ansible, Teraform, Cloudformation, Azure Automation State Configuration)
  • Maintenance of server procedures manual related to local systems and applications.
  • Incident analysis and resolution.
  • Liaise with other project teams as necessary to address cross-project interdependencies
  • Assistance in testing, deployment, technical documentation and reporting

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  • Good knowledge of local system administration (LSA) on Windows servers, and Linux
  • Solid knowledge of 2 automation engines:

                o PowerShell for Azure
                o Ansible (or Puppet / Chef / Saltstack) for AWS

  • A good grasp of the cloud infrastructure (Azure / AWS or OpenShift on Baremetal).
  • Experience in scripting (any language)
  • Good network and security technology background
  • Proven experience with daily operation of systems in a large organisation
  • Experience working in agile environments using Scrum (or similar) and via innovative/interactive techniques to engage customers during project
  • Ability to cope with the fast changing technologies used in server software and willingness to learn new technologies with fast experimentation cycles
  • Capacity of integration in an international/multicultural environment and experience working in a team
  • Fluent (written and oral) in English. French is an asset.



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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