Application Architect (, L)
Serco Group Plc
Brussels, BE
5 dagen geleden

Job Introduction

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments.

Serco Europe employ’s a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK.

Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe.

For the EU Commission in Brussels we are looking for an Application Architect with at least 9 years of relevant work experience.


The services to be provided are at the level APPLICATION ARCHITECT, with experience in the technical environment mentioned below.

The tasks will be the following :

  • Architecture and design of information systems
  • Review of the architecture of existing systems
  • Design and development of architecture components and building blocks
  • Analysis of the integration of different information systems
  • Data analysis and data modelling
  • Coordination of the implementation of the technical architecture
  • Technical interface between the project leaders and the developers
  • Production of software architecture documents
  • Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
  • Assistance during relevant parts of testing, analysis, technical documentation, deployment, evaluation and reporting
  • Knowledge and skills

  • Good knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Good knowledge of applications design
  • Good knowledge of modelling tools
  • Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture
  • Good knowledge of Relational DBMS
  • Good knowledge of business process analysis
  • Knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus)
  • Good redaction skills
  • Ability to give technical presentations
  • Ability to apply high quality standards
  • Ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application architecture and design
  • Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, good communication skills
  • Capability of integration in an international / multi-cultural environment.

    Education and Experience

  • Level of education corresponding to Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (which typically corresponds to a master’s level or 5 years of higher education)
  • Minimum 9 years of IT professional experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in business process analysis
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in modelling tools
  • Experience in IS consulting and studies
  • Proven experience with quality and security procedures
  • Optional specific expertise

  • Minimum a total of 3 years of experience with one or more of the following : business analysis tools (e.g. Aris), modelling tools (e.
  • g. UML) or project methodologies (e.g. RUP)

    Experience on projects

  • Proven experience in business modelling, and familiarity with the conduct of organizational change and / or IT implementation project management
  • Need technical or methodological leadership. This is a position with high impact, dealing with applications that are used by several DGs.
  • Knowledge of the Commission procedures (in particular regarding proposal submission and participant registration) will be an asset.
  • Need experience in managing user groups and supporting users in order to conclude appropriate added value decisions for orientation of the IT developments.
  • Personal skills

    Capability of integration in an international / multi-cultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working are mandatory.

    Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings (FR-EN), good communicator

    Fluent in English, knowledge of French will be an asset

    Have commitment to excellence in professional work.

    A keen sense of teamwork, a flexible approach, strong interpersonal and communication skills

    The person selected will be working full time with the project leader who is officially responsible for the applications from the Commission perspective.

  • Minimum 3 years in development methodologies (e.g. RUP), modelling tools (e.g. UML), RDBMS (e.g. Oracle), or development tools / environments / languages (e.
  • g. Java, J2EE, web 2.0)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with HTML and XML / XSL data representation languages)
  • Important

    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

    Full details on application - Relocation assistance provided, if applicable.

    Please note that this position is also open to freelancers (independent contractors).

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