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Application Architect (6222, 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

Nature of the tasks
Non-exhaustive list of the tasks to be carried out:

  • Prototyping
  • Design, Development and maintenance of web applications
  • Design, Development and maintenance of J2EE applications
  • Analysis and development of structural changes to new and existing information systems;
  • Assistance in quality assurance, configuration of environments, technical documentation, deployment of releases, evaluation and reporting.

The Ideal Candidate

Knowledge and skills

  • In depth knowledge of applications design
  • Excellent command of coding best practices, software design and architecture patterns;
  • Knowledge of content management systems;

Soft skills

  • Capability of integration in an international/multicultural environment;
  • Ability communicate clearly in English or French with stakeholders (business and IT) both verbally and in writing;
  • Rapid self-starting capability, self-driven and can-do attitude;
  • Experience and willingness in working in team settings;
  • Ability to contribute in multilingual meetings;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of rigour and method and, more specifically, to follow working standards set by the team;
  • Delivering high quality and clean work;

More specifically, the required specific expertise includes:

  • Full stack web application development expertise;
  • Expertise in Java-related technologies, including J2EE, EJB, JDBC, Log4J, XML/XSL/XSLT, XQuery, XPath and Oracle WebLogic
  • Experience in service-oriented architecture and web services: REST API, JAX-WS, JAX-RS, Oracle Service Bus;
  • Good knowledge of Spring Framework and aspect oriented programming;
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies like JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, ExtJS;
  • Good knowledge of relational database management systems Oracle SQL, PL/SQL;


  • Knowledge of Documentum and DFC / DQL, experience with full-text search engines, primarily with xPlore and Apache Solr;
  • Knowledge of information systems from the domain of long-term digital preservation, for example, Preservica.


  • The methodology used for development is derived from Agile, RUP or Kanban;
  • The technical environment is based on Oracle and Weblogic;
  • Eclipse or IntelliJ is used as Java development environment;
  • Atlassian suite is used for DEVOPS;
  • Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome are the web browsers;
  • MS Office suite used for drafting documents and email;



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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