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RT-C/TEC-SWT/00587 Software Development Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to 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.

Serco and Proud - Make a difference every day.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Software Development Engineer, based in Noordwijk.

Role Responsibility

The Software Engineer will join the Software Technology section (TEC-SWT). He will be assigned to support the projects and activities in the domain of DevOps. 
The main duties encompass installation, development, operation, maintenance and support of the DevOps infrastructure used by projects including:

  •  Collaborative Software Development Environment (CSDE) and all the related tools and applications (Eclipse, JIRA, Jenkins, Confluence, Virtualisation technologies, DOORS, etc.).
  • Software Verification Facilities (SVF) and related tools as Gitlab, compilers (GCC, LLVM), Debuggers, software simulation and emulation (including HW-in-the-loop).
  • Satellite Reference DataBase (SRDB), related tools (SQL, Oracle,PostgreSQL) and DataOps.
  • Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Reference Facility and in particular related development technologies.
  • Web site and related applications.
  • In performing these duties, the post holder is expected to interface with the different project teams and ensure their training when required.
  • In addition, the post holder may have to support the definition and execution of activities of the Software Systems Division in his domain of expertise.

Successful Candidate

Applicants for this post should have:

  • University degree (Master's) or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline, together with extensive experience in the Software development methods and tools.
  • Results orientation and relationship management are considered important. 

The candidate should be familiar with modern software engineering
practices and tools:

  •  Knowledge in Software production and test processes, i.e. DevOps including requirement, engineering continuous integration, testing and associated tools is mandatory (e.g. JIRA, Jenkins, Confluence, DOORS).
    The contractor will be required to administer Atlassian tools and DOORs installations.
  • Expert knowledge of containerization (Docker) and intermediate knowledge of virtualization (Vmware) is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Java and Eclipse framework is mandatory.
  • Software practical experience, Object Oriented design methods as UML and eCore, databases (SQL), compilers, XML, XSLT, Linux, Windows and web application development as well as programming and scripting languages such as C, C++, Tcl/Tk, Python, Java are an important asset.
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies and solution is interesting.
  •  Knowledge in software development processes and standards (ECSS, aircrafts, train, automotive) is interesting.
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude is expected to problem-solving, plus good planning and organisational skills. Candidates should demonstrate ability to work and communicate effectively with supported project teams and within the Software Systems division.
  • Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administration.




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

Excellent Salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries In Belgium and Luxembourg we work closely with the European Institutions providing crucial Services with over 220 staff members.

The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

Take pride in what you do.

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