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Technology Expert (12530, L5)

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 Technology Expert, based in Brussels.


Role Responsibility

The key person will be responsible for:

  • Evolutive maintenance of the current Reusable Solutions service, mainly upon JEE  technology 

  • Development, maintenance and operation of the API Gateway 

  • Deployment automation : Ansible, Rundeck 

  • Organisation of migration procedures involving Database and JEE Middleware. 

  • Service monitoring : Prometheus, Grafana 

  • Integration into European Commission ecosystem (EULogin, Cloud) 

  • Evaluation of new Java libraries and frameworks 

  • Evaluation of third-part projects and libraries in the stake of reusability 

  • Integration of new JEE based technologies 

  • Support, consultancy and advice to the various development teams at the EC 

  • Participate to support missions for any development team at the European Commission related to API management and security. 

  • Presentation of the API Gateway service to new customer teams. 

  • Analysis and design reviews of information systems enterprise-, information- and 

  • application component architectures 

  • JEE expertise for code audit, testing and deployment of applications. 

  • Assistance with the implementation of the technical architecture during information system infrastructure development projects 

  • Elaboration of guidelines and recommendations concerning technical architecture in software development, taking into account the existing infrastructure at the European Commission and its evolution. 

  • Extensive technical documentation (in English) for platform and system administrators. 

  • Extensive documentation and eLearning content design. 

  • Production of software architecture documents. 

Successful Candidate

The key person should have:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (spoken, written) and good knowledge of French (spoken, written). 

  • Project management within projects of methodology application or application on change management. 

  • Sound experience in projects that have applied successfully well-established software engineering methodologies. 

  • Rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working. 

  • Presenting in front of large varied audiences. 

  • Presentation preparation skills. 

  • Drafting skills. 

  • Competent communicator. 

  • Customer and results oriented individual. 

  • Good planner, able to follow more than one subject at a time. 

  • Proactive attitude, communicative (i.e. good listener) and customer oriented. 

  • Expertise in Java programming language and Enterprise Integration 

  • Excellent knowledge of Web security and Web identity federation and authorization protocols: OAuth, OpenIDConnect, SAML, XACML. 

  • Multiple years' work experience with JEE technology platform and specifically in the following standards and at least one of the related implementations : JAX-WS, JAX- RS, JMS, AOP, EJB, JSR303, JPA2, Servlet 2.3 -> 3.0 

  • Excellent knowledge of one API Gateway product (installation, configuration and operation). 

  • Expertise in Linux administration, bash. 

  • Multiple years' work experience with WebLogic application server, Tomcat and Jetty. 

  • Multiple years' work experience with Spring framework, Spring Security, Spring MVC, Spring integration and Apache Camel. 

  • Extensive experience in agile projects in relation with the following development, continuous integration and quality tools: SVN, Maven, Eclipse, JIRA, Bamboo, BitBucket, Confluence. 

  • Experience in Web application security: authentication with SSO and CAS, authorization (Spring security and ACP), JWT, Open ID Connect. 

  • Experience in integration projects. 

  • Expertise in Oracle Database: 

  • Effective work experience with SQL, PL-SQL in Oracle. 

  • Effective experience in migration, export/import, scripts versioning tools (Liquibase or Flyway).



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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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.

Serco European Agencies

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