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Application Developer (PHP full-stack) (23556, L 5)

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 Developer (with PHP full stack) 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

Nature of tasks:


 [Essential] Development and maintenance of software applications
 [Essential] Development and integration of technological components
 [Essential] Implementation of user requirements
 [Essential] Prototyping
 Elaboration of test programs
 [Essential] Integration with other applications
 Writing of technical documentation
 [Essential] Assistance with deployment and configuration of the system
 [Essential] Participation in meetings with the project teams.

Successful Candidate

Knowledge and skills: 

 [Essential] Good knowledge of application development environments
 [Essential] Good knowledge of the design and development of web and multi-tier applications
 Good knowledge of modelling tools (e.g. UML)
 Knowledge about responsive, multi-device development (e.g. desktop, laptop, tablet,
 [Essential] Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g. RUP, AGILE)
 [Essential] Knowledge of relational database systems
 Excellent communication / writing skills.
 [Essential] Ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application developments
 Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, ease of communication
 Capability of integration in an international/multi-cultural environment.
 [Essential] Able to use the office automation tools used in the Commission.

Specific Expertise:

 [Essential] Experience in Web Architectures and Technologies and design of information systems
 [Essential] Minimum 5 years’ experience in PHP
 [Essential] Experience in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular 8 (or newer), XML and JSON
 [Essential] Experience with Core PHP, Symfony framework (or similar), MVC
 [Essential] Experience integrating PHP with a different database than MySQL (e.g. Oracle)
 [Essential] Experience in developing secure web applications
 [Essential] Experience in Apache, Apache Tomcat, Weblogic, Apache Maven or equivalent
 [Essential] Experience in Object Oriented design patterns, UML
 [Essential] Experience in Testing Frameworks (JUnit, DbUnit, Spock, etc.)
 [Essential] Experience in relational databases and Real Time searching techniques (RDBMS, Oracle, MySQL)
 [Essential] Experience in frontend frameworks, such as, Angular 8 (or newer) or Angular JS,
React, etc.
 [Essential] Experience in development of web services and/or other solutions for interoperability of information systems, SOAP, Rest API
 Experience with Agile, JIRA and GIT/SVN
 Experience in Secure Authentication Solutions/Services
 Experience in Business Process Analysis
 Experience in UNIX/Linux, Bash scripts

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.
 Excellent written and oral command of English



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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