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 7 years of relevant work experience.
DG Growth has a wide portfolio of applications and Information Systems to facilitate the management of its resources, measures, projects and activities.
The Information Systems unit (GROW.R.3) contributes to the accomplishment of DG Growth missions by supplying fundamental services in the fields of information technology : New applications need to be analysed and developed, and further, integrated into the Enterprise architecture model.
Existing applications need maintenance, development of new functionalities and / or modules, and, in some cases, redevelopment to comply with the DG's architecture framework.
The aim is to consolidate projects into integrated systems that can support the business of DG in line with the general principles of the Commission's IT governance.
These projects cover :
Management and implementation of directives and policies;
Support of and interface to enterprises and SME's;
Financial management, reporting and monitoring of financial transactions;
Control of business processes and workflows;
Document and content management;
Interface and data exchange with Commission's applications and Information Systems
The main technologies used within the DG are Java, Drupal and ColdFusion.
The Information Systems unit of DG Growth is looking for an Application Architect, with minimum level 2 and maximum level 5, specialised in JAVA web applications development, in the architectural design and development of web applications.
Project Description :
The Application Architect may work on different Java projects managed by the Information Systems for Growth unit.
Nature of tasks
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
Very good knowledge of web application design
Very good knowledge of Object Oriented architecture
Very good knowledge of Relational DBMS
Very good knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus)
Very good knowledge of security best practices in web development
Good knowledge of modelling tools
Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture
Good knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture
Good knowledge of business process analysis
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
Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, good communication skills.
Proven ability to integrate in an international / multicultural environment
Master’s level or 5 years of higher education or an equivalent number of years of IT professional experience as stated in the DIGIT-
Minimum 7 years of IT professional experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience in development of information systems with Java
Minimum 2 years' experience with UML or CASE tools
Very good experience with relational databases
Very good experience with web application development
Minimum 7 years' experience in architecture and design of information systems
Minimum 5 years' experience in Java (both with J2SE and J2EE) with extensive use of design patterns;
Minimum 4 years' experience in developing secure web applications
Minimum 4 years' experience in Apache Maven or equivalent;
Minimum 4 years' experience in Object Oriented design patterns e.g. AspectOriented Programming (AOP);
Minimum 4 years' experience in Testing Frameworks (JUnit, DbUnit, Spock, ...);
Minimum 4 years' experience in relational databases (Oracle, MySQL..)
Minimum 2 years' experience in the development of graphical user interfaces
Minimum 2 years' experience in the Spring Web model-view-controller (MVC)
Minimum 2 years' experience in other web Application frameworks (e.g. ZK,
Minimum 2 years' experience in Angular2 or Angular JS
Minimum 2 years' experience in development of web services and / or other solutions for interoperability of information systems.
Minimum 2 years' experience with JIRA and GIT
Additional requirements :
Personal skills :
Ability to work in a team
Ability to analyse complex documents
Ability to follow and interpret Internal procedures and standards
Ability to work with imposed deadlines
Ability to work independently on specific tasks while at the same time functioning as a member of a project team.
Fluent in English and / or French
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Please note that this position is also open to freelancers (independent contractors).