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 11 years of relevant work experience.
Nature of the tasks
Non-exhaustive list of the tasks to be carried out :
Design, Development and maintenance of web applications
Design, Development and maintenance of J2EE applications
Analysis and development of structural changes to new and existing information systems;
Assistance in quality assurance, configuration of environments, technical documentation, deployment of releases, evaluation and reporting.
Knowledge and skills
In depth knowledge of applications design
Excellent command of coding best practices, software design and architecture patterns;
Knowledge of content management systems;
Capability of integration in an international / multicultural environment;
Ability communicate clearly in English or French with stakeholders (business and IT) both verbally and in writing;
Rapid self-starting capability, self-driven and can-do attitude;
Experience and willingness in working in team settings;
Ability to contribute in multilingual meetings;
Ability to work with a high degree of rigour and method and, more specifically, to follow working standards set by the team and by the EC;
Delivering high quality and clean work;
As the applications managed and maintained in DIGIT contain personal and confidential data, a high degree of discretion and integrity is required from all our staff members
The Ideal Candidate
REQUIRED SPECIFIC EXPERTISE
More specifically, the required specific expertise includes :
Full stack web application development expertise;
Expertise in Java-related technologies, including J2EE, EJB, JDBC, Log4J,
XML / XSL / XSLT, XQuery, XPath and Oracle WebLogic
Experience in service-oriented architecture and web services : REST API, JAXWS,
JAX-RS, Oracle Service Bus;
Good knowledge of Spring Framework and aspect oriented programming;
Good knowledge of relational database management systems Oracle SQL, PL / SQL;
Knowledge of Documentum and DFC / DQL, experience with full-text search engines, primarily with xPlore and Apache Solr;
Knowledge of information systems from the domain of long-term digital preservation, for example, Preservica.
WORK ENVIRONMENT / CONDITIONS
The consulting work will take place at the Commission premises in Brussels.
The methodology used for development is derived from Agile, RUP or Kanban;
The technical environment is based on Oracle and Weblogic;
Eclipse or IntelliJ is used as Java development environment;
Atlassian suite is used for DEVOPS;
Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome are the web browsers;
MS Office suite used for drafting documents and email;
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.
Full details on application - Relocation assistance provided, if applicable.
Please note that this position is also open to freelancers (independent contractors).