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Back-end developers for the data acquisitions, processing, storage and APIs - EU Institutions

Job Introduction

At Serco, we strive to promote and enable the diversity, development, wellbeing and safety of our people. We understand that healthier, happier employees go hand-in-hand with strong business performance, enhanced productivity and better outcomes for those we serve. We want everybody who works for Serco to have a positive experience and access to opportunities to develop in their chosen careers.

We are currently looking for 2 back end developers for the data acquisitions, processing, storage and APIs - to join our team in Varese (Italy).

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in this new job opportunity!

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Role Responsibility

OBJECT: Text mining analytics on media (on-line news and social media)


The project aims at re-designing a text mining system able to acquire textual content (news articles and social media messages), process it using Artificial Intelligence modules to extract structured information (topics, people/organizations/locations mentioned, etc.), and visualize data in a new generation of User Interfaces.

  • The data acquisition engine and text mining pipeline are developed in Java, python, and Elasticsearch (legacy modules use Solr)
  • Front-end tools are developed in Java, JavaScript, Angular, Tomcat servlet container, and MySQL.
  • Legacy software is deployed on VM running Windows OS while the new tools will be deployed on containers running Linux.

Main Deliverables

  • 1 public web site to be incorporated in the portal showing aggregated results (main news about EU institutions and EU policy areas)
  • 1 internal web application to browse data and visualize results (media analytics)
  • 1 text mining pipeline, caches, and APIs to prepare and serve the content to the UIs.

We look for a 2 back end developers for the data acquisitions, processing, storage and APIs.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Italy and around the world.

Successful Candidate

Back-end development

In-depth knowledge of Java programming language, knowledge and experience in data, acquisition and processing.

In-depth knowledge of:

  • Java programming language including I/O, concurrency, localization.
  • Internet protocols including HTTP, TCP/IP.
  • Service Oriented Architectures (REST).
  • Tomcat servlet container including installation, maintenance, fine-tuning and web application design.
  • XML. including Java libraries to parse and transform XML.
  • JSON including Java libraries to parse and serialize data.
  • Index technologies like Elastic search, Lucene, Solr, etc.
  • Relational DBMS programming including SQL and JDBC.
  • Git versioning system.
  • Testing

Good knowledge of:

  • MS Windows Server OS and Linux.
  • Authentication protocols.
  • Knowledge of Python programming language

General skills:

  • Very Good knowledge of English;

Optional skills:

  • Experience with Text Mining tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of additional languages, besides 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. 

Data Protection:

When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request.You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

Package Description

Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request
  • Company events
  • International environment

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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