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Database / Application Administrator (EU Commission, 000035)

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.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. As subcontractor, Serco Italia S.p.A. is currently looking for a Database / Application Administrator to join our great team in Ispra (VA)!

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!

Does this vacancy not suit your profile? Not to worry, you can send your updated CV to careers.italy@serco.com – a member of our Recruitment Team will come back to you shortly after.


Role Responsibility

Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you!
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.

The mission of the Directorate for Competences (JRC.I multi-site) is to setup and operate Competences Centres necessary to support horizontal JRC's activities, in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. The Advanced Computing & ICT Support Unit (JRC.I.5) has the task to act as a centre of ICT competence supporting the operational activities of the JRC.

The unit develops and implements the JRC ICT policy and provides a reliable, efficient and secure ICT infrastructure for the whole JRC in line with the Commission ICT strategy. Furthermore, the Unit supports and coordinates the implementation of corporate information systems. The Infrastructure part of the Advanced Computing & ICT Support Unit is organized in the following group of services (competence centres):

  • SYS - IT Support for System and Storage Administration.
  • NOC – IT Support for Network Operations
  • SOC – IT Support for Network Security Operations
  • DCT – IT Support for Datacentre Operations.
  • LOC – IT support for a local site in any of the above categories or combinations thereof.
  • ISH - Information System Hosting

Each group of service is co-ordinated by an ICT unit service manager according to a consistent overall vision and management, with the objectives of:

  • Provide a robust and secure IT infrastructure,
  • Rationalise and optimise intervention according to the JRC strategic plan,
  • Avoid deadlocks and rework,
  • Offer a consistent vision of progress to customers and external suppliers.

We are looking for a Database / Application administrator for joining the Serco Engineering team.
Main tasks:
The selected person will need to be able to support both daily operations for relevant services and contribute to the execution of new projects

Successful Candidate

Specific experience of a minimum 3 years in the following technology is required:

  • Database (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL) : focus on Postgre and Oracle
  • SQL language
  • Monitoring Tool (PRTG)

Certification required:

  • Oracle Database Administrator Certified
  • SQL

The activities will be performed on one of the JRC premises (Onsite).



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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