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Application Architect with expertise in the architectural design and development of web applications (21584, min 7 years experience)

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 an Application Architect with expertise in the architectural design and development of web applications 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

In the context of its projects, the Information Systems unit of DG Growth is looking for an
Application Architect, of minimum level 2 and maximum level 5, specialised in web applications development and in the architectural design of web applications. This person
should be experienced in the field of Front-end technologies and User Experience design.

The Application Architect may work on different Angular projects managed by the Information Systems for Growth unit (PHP / JAVA context).
 Front-end (mainly) development activities
 Architecture and design of web applications
 Review of the architecture of existing systems
 Design and development of architecture components and building blocks
 Production of software architecture documents
 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

Successful Candidate


Knowledge and skills
 Very good knowledge of web application design and development
 Very good knowledge of Object Oriented architecture
 Very good knowledge of Relational DBMS
 Very good knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus)
 Very good knowledge of security best practices in web development
 Good knowledge of modelling tools
 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.
 Proven ability to integrate in an international/multicultural environment

Master’s level or 5 years of higher education or an equivalent number of years of IT
professional experience as stated in the DIGIT-TM – Service Requirements.

 Minimum 5 years of IT professional experience
 Minimum 3 years’ experience in development of information systems with Angular 2+
 Minimum 1 year experience with Angular 7+ (if not possible at least Angular 6).
 Solid experience in Front-end development
 Very good experience with relational databases
 Very good experience with web application development
 Basic experience with back-end development (i.e. ability to fully understand the API and back-end concepts).
 Experience in Symfony or JAVA would be an asset although not mandatory.
 Experience in eUI Commission development platform would be an asset too.

Specific expertise
 Minimum 2 years' experience in architecture and design of information systems
 Minimum 3 years' experience in developing secure web applications
 Minimum 2 years' experience in Object Oriented and Model-View-Controller (MVC) methodologies
 Minimum 2 years' experience with building and consuming Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc)
 Minimum 3 years' experience in the development of graphical user interfaces
 Minimum 2 years' experience with JavaScript
 Minimum 3 years' experience with HTML5, CSS, SCSS/SASS, and responsive design methodology;
 Minimum 3 years' experience in development of web services or interoperability solutions
 Minimum 2 years' experience with JIRA/GIT
 2 years' experience in Symfony would be an asset

Personal skills
 Ability to work in a team
 Ability to analyse complex documents
 Ability to follow and interpret Internal procedures and standards
 Ability to work with imposed deadlines
 Ability to work independently on specific tasks while at the same time functioning as a member of a project team.
 Fluent in English and/or French

Additional requirements:
 Available within a three months' time frame.



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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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