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Application Architect – Java/SpringBoot (23611, L 4)

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 – Java/SpringBoot 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


Tools/ Methodologies used in the unit
 Java8/11, SpringBoot, Oracle 19, H2, Angular 7 to 10 (eUI framework), Camunda, Quartz Scheduler, AMQ, Kafka, Jira/Confluence, Bitbucket(Git), SonarQube, Bamboo, AWS, Docker, Jenkins, IntelliJ
 PM² and PM² Agile, UML, Confluence

The candidate will contribute to the activities listed below (non-exhaustive list):
 Architecture and design of information systems
 Design and development of micro services
 Design and development of architecture components and building blocks
 Analysis of the integration of different information systems
 Data analysis and data modelling
 Coordination of/contribution to the implementation of the technical architecture
 Technical interface between the project leaders and the developers
 Drafting software architecture (and other necessary) documents
 Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
 Definition of testing needs and assistance in the testing
 Assistance during relevant parts of testing, analysis, technical documentation, deployment, evaluation and reporting

Successful Candidate

Education and technical expertise

The candidate shall have:
 Rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working.
 Proactive attitude, communicative (i.e. good listener) and customer-oriented
 Excellent knowledge of service/micro-service oriented architecture and design of Web-applications with databases
 Very good knowledge of application design and modelling tools (UML)
 Very good knowledge of applications design with relevant architecture patterns and principles
 Very good knowledge of Object Oriented Programming Languages (Java)
 Knowledge in cross platform design, service oriented architectures and services orchestration
 Knowledge of interoperability technologies (e.g. web services, message oriented
middleware, service oriented bus, messaging protocols JMS/AMQP, Kafka, websockets e.g. RPC)
 Experience with software development methodologies (Agile/RUP)
 Experience with message exchange patterns (Pub-Sub) and formats (JSON, XML/XSD)
 Experience with the use of tools for application lifecycle management (SMT, Jira, Wiki's etc.)
 Experience with frontend frameworks (Angular, Javascript/Typescript)
 Specific expertise
 Very good knowledge and proven professional experience of Java 8/Java 11/J2EE
(SpringBoot, Spring/hibernate frameworks)
 Excellent knowledge and proven professional experience with Service Oriented
Architecture and development of REST/SOAP Web Services, Java frameworks and APIs
 Experience with micro-services development techniques
 Very good knowledge and experience of DevOps principles and CI/CD practices
(Git, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Jenkins)
 Very good knowledge and professional experience of Oracle 12 or later, Apache
Tomcat, containers (docker), Java EE stack, JMS/AMQ
 Knowledge of build and deployment tools (e.g. Gradle, Maven, Ant)
 Knowledge and professional experience with Angular7+ based architectures patterns; prior experience with eUI is an advantage
 Knowledge of ICT security principles (symmetric/asymmetric encryption), authentication & authorisation, digital signatures, industry protocols (OAuth2, OpenID Connect) is an advantage
 Experience using JIRA and Confluence is an asset

 Good knowledge of English (spoken, written)
 Knowledge of French is an asset



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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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