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Baseline Application Architect (4014, L2)

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

Tasks

  • Architecture and design of information systems
  • Review of the architecture of existing systems
  • Design and development of component architecture and building blocks
  • Analysis of the integration of different information systems
  • Development and maintenance of information systems
  • Development and integration of technological components
  • Data analysis and data modelling
  • Implementation of the technical architecture
  • Production of software architecture documents and technical documentation
  • Installation, deployment and configuration of information systems
  • Follow-up of incidents related to information systems (3rd level support)
  • Follow-up of bug reports
  • 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

The Ideal Candidate

Education and technical expertise

  • Good knowledge of applications design
  • Good knowledge of modelling tools
  • Good knowledge of Relational DBMS
  • Knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus)
  • 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

Specific expertise

Candidates must have:

  • at least 7 years working experience with Object Oriented Programming and design patterns
  • at least 7 years working experience with Java or Java Enterprise
  • at least 7 years working experience in the development and conception of applications with Spring framework
  • at least 7 years working experience in the development and conception of applications with one or several of the following (any combination):
  • JPA, Hibernate or similar, JDBC, JMS
  • Application servers: Oracle Weblogic, Wildfly or similar
  • SQL: Oracle RDBMS, PostgreSQL or similar DB engines
  • Webservices: SOAP, REST
  • XML standards: XSD, XSLT
  • strong communication skills, including drafting skills and the ability to team work
  • critical thinking
  • dynamic, able to understand others points of view and elaborate on them to find common grounds
  • ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application developments

Knowledge in one of the following areas is an additional plus:

  • Web application development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Angular)
  • PL/SQL or similar procedural languages
  • Cloud, in particular design of cloud ready applications
  • Apache Maven

Languages

  • The consultants have to be fluent in English. French is an asset.
  • Documents will be written in English.

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Important

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. 

For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered.

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You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

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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