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Application Architect end-to-end Java developer (23408, 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 end-to-end Java developer 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

The Application Developer contractor will be asked to execute the (non-exhaustive list) tasks listed below. All tasks will be conducted under the supervision of DG CLIMA Unit B2: 'ETS Implementation and IT'.
 Architecture and design of new information systems
 Review of the architecture of existing systems
 Design of component architecture and building blocks
 Analysis of the integration of different information systems
 Development and maintenance of software applications and components
 Data analysis and data modelling
 Coordination of the implementation of the technical architecture
 Technical interface between the project leaders and the analysts
 Production of software documentation
 Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
 Assistance in the testing, the deployment, the evaluation and the reporting
 Implementation of the security measures as prescribed by the Security Implementation Plans

Successful Candidate

The contractor is required to have knowledge and professional experience as follows:
 Good knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture
 Knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware,
service oriented bus)
 Proven experience with web services (SOAP and REST)
 Good knowledge of applications design
 Good knowledge of modelling tools
 Good knowledge of Object Oriented Programming languages
 Good knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems
 Good knowledge and proven experience with Oracle SQL
 Good knowledge and proven experience with of XML and XSD
 Good knowledge and proven experience with Java EE technologies
 Good knowledge and proven experience with the Spring Framework
 Good knowledge and proven experience with the Hibernate Framework
 Familiar with front end frameworks and libraries (e.g. Angular 4+)
 Good knowledge and proven experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Maven,
Jenkins, Bamboo, Fisheye, Crucible, JUnit)
 Good knowledge of Secure Coding Standards
 Proven experience with Code Quality and Security Analysis tools (SonarQube…)
 Proven experience in Agile development methodologies (such as SCRUM, Kanban)
 Fluent in English

The following knowledge and skills are considered advantages:
 Good knowledge of the European Commission's eUI front-end framework
 Familiarity with JIRA and Confluence
 Good knowledge of Unified Modelling Language
 Familiarity with Commission methodologies and supporting tools such as PM², BPM@EC
and Agile@EC
 Ability to combine several tasks
 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, rapid self-starting
capability and experience in team working.



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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