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Application Architect for e-Experts Management System (21640, min 13 years experience)

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 for e-Experts Management System 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 person who will fill in the position will need to work inside an agile team composed of
different profiles and with other development teams and business users. The main related
tasks for this position are the following:
 Data architecture (integrated in the business, application and infrastructure architecture) and analysis.
 Database design, modelling, implementation and testing.
 Development and maintenance of database scripts and stored procedures.
 Database integration with applications.
 Review delivered DB scripts from dev teams.
 Define and validate compliance with DB standards/rules.
 Review, redesign and migration of existing databases.
 Database configuration and optimisation.
 Support to the deployment and configuration of the database and of the application.
 Documentation of the analysis and implementation.
 Participation in meetings with development teams.
 Supporting the resolution of production issues.
 Support in feasibility/impact/risk analysis, estimations and the evaluation of new components impacting the database.
 Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users.


The tasks shall be performed on the Commission premises in Brussels.
The infrastructure will be provided by the Commission.
Subject to the agreement of the Commission, the service provider might be authorised to
perform the tasks remotely (teleworking) up to 2 days per week in close vicinity to the
Commission premises in Brussels.
The line manager will assess whether the service provider is at a distance compatible with the
tasks, based on the needs of the service.
The PPW service provider is essential for the onsite resolution of the problems (including
maintenance of servers in case of network outages), hands on mentoring of newcomers, close
collaboration with the business stakeholders and governance bodies and ensuring business

Successful Candidate

 In-depth knowledge of Oracle RDBMS and SQL.
 Extensive experience in relational database design and implementation.
 Good knowledge of stored procedure languages.
 Good knowledge and experience in the design and development of web and multi-tier web applications, and most specifically the database schemas supporting them.
 Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture is an asset.
 Knowledge of change management tools (JIRA) is an asset.
 Knowledge of JEE is an asset.
 Knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus).
 Experience in agile development.
 Ability to apply high quality standards.
 Ability to actively participate in meetings in English.
 Good reporting, presentation and communication skills.
 Capability of integration in a multi-cultural environment, rapid self-starter.
 Autonomous and team player.



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.

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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 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.

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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