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Application Architect (3456, L2-5)

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

  • Architecture and design of information systems. 
  • Review of the architecture of existing systems
  •  Design and development of architecture components and building blocks
  • Analysis of the integration of different information systems
  • Data analysis and data modelling
  • Coordination of the implementation of the technical architecture
  • Technical interface between the project leaders and the developers
  • Production of software architecture documents
  • Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
  • Assistance during relevant parts of testing, analysis, technical documentation, deployment, evaluation and reporting

Successful Candidate

Knowledge and skills

  • Very good knowledge of web application design
  • Very good knowledge of Object Oriented architecture
  • Very good knowledge of Relational DBMS
  • Very good knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus)
  • Very good knowledge of security best practices in web development
  • Good knowledge of modelling tools
  •  Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture
  • Good knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Good knowledge of business process analysis
  • 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.
  •  Proven ability to integrate in an international/multicultural environment


Master’s level or 5 years of higher education or an equivalent number of years of IT professional experience as stated in the DIGIT-TM – Service Requirements.


  • Minimum 7 years of IT professional experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in development of information systems with Java
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with UML or CASE tools
  • Very good experience with relational databases
  •  Very good experience with web application development

Specific expertise

  • Minimum 7 years' experience in architecture and design of information systems
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Java (both with J2SE and J2EE) with extensive use of design patterns;
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in developing secure web applications
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in Apache Maven or equivalent;
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in Object Oriented design patterns e.g. AspectOriented Programming (AOP);
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in Testing Frameworks (JUnit, DbUnit, Spock, ...);
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in relational databases (Oracle, MySQL..)  Minimum 2 years' experience in the development of graphical user interfaces
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in other web Application frameworks (e.g. ZK, Spring)
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in Angular2 or Angular JS or React or similar JavaScript framework
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in development of web services and/or other solutions for interoperability of information systems.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with version control systems
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with JIRA and GIT would be an advantage

Personal skills

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to analyse complex documents
  • Ability to follow and interpret Internal procedures and standards
  • Ability to work with imposed deadlines
  • Ability to work independently on specific tasks while at the same time functioning as a member of a project team.
  •  Fluent in English and/or French


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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