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Application Architect (23548, L 3)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Serco is a partner of choice to the European Institutions and other International Organisations. For the past 30 years, we have been providing European and International Organisations a wide range of services including ICT services in support, infrastructure, operations and development as well as managing different contact centres for the key European Institutions, agencies and organisations, in Brussels and across Europe.

What connects the ever-growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service –
To keep ahead, we have to evolve continually and enhance the way we deliver our services. Everyone in Serco has a role to play, here.

Serco provides the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

We are hiring a Application Architect for our prestigious partner DIGIT TM (DG Informatics) in Brussels. DIGIT-TM is a contract from the European Commission for IT services across Europe.

If you like to work in a multi-cultural and dynamic environment, this opportunity can answer to your expectation.

We look forward to meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

At Serco, we do not only offer a career but also the opportunity to join a community where everyone’s wellbeing matters, by living out the Serco values in all we do!


Role Responsibility

Nature of the tasks of linked to the service:
 Develop business applications in a team of motivated professionals, using modern
technologies such as the springMVC and the Java/Oracle stack;
 Design and develop software including the integration with external (corporate) applications;
 Collaborate to continuously improve the functioning of the developed products;
 Automate software integration and delivery;
 Prepare documentation for other programmers, users and support personnel.
 Assistance during relevant parts of testing, analysis, technical documentation, deployment,
evaluation and reporting
 Participate in technical working groups and project related meetings

The information necessary for the completion of these tasks and their deadlines will be
given on a regular basis to the IT consultants delivering the service via the project
management tool and during coordination meetings.

Successful Candidate

Required Skills

The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge and skills in following domains:
 Strong knowledge of Java platform product family; The candidate must have proven
experience in analysing and writing modular JAVA applications and creating REST web
services for database centric applications;
 Strong knowledge of modern front end, web development technologies. Including Angular,
Typescript, HTML 5, CSS, Ajax, the DOM, JavaScript and JS libraries;
 Good knowledge of Object Oriented design, including design patterns;
 Experience with integration technologies such as REST, SOAP and/or JMS
 Spring 4 framework (Spring MVC, Spring Security, Spring Batch, etc.)
 Experience in (micro) service-oriented architecture, enterprise integration patterns and their
 Knowledge of WebServices, JMS, Events
 Knowledge of application servers such as Weblogic
 Strong analysis and methodical problem solving abilities to create logical and innovating
solutions to complex problems;
 DevOps: Building software (preferably with Maven and continuous integration (preferably
with Jenkins)
The candidate providing the service is expected to be attentive to code quality and performance, using best practices in application design and code review. S/he must be
fluent in English and should be able to write documents in English.

Optional Skills
Following expertise is considered as an asset. The candidate providing the service is expected to have at least 3 out of these optional skills:
 Experience in large scale enterprise applications;
 Knowledge of EC ICT systems and infrastructure.
 Good knowledge of automated testing (unit tests, test mocks, integration tests, …);
 Knowledge of both SQL (Oracle)



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)

And the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 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.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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