Application Architect (, M)
Serco Group Plc
Brussels, BE
3 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 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;
  • Contractual management;
  • Control of business processes and workflows;
  • Database management;
  • Document and content management;
  • Communication;
  • Human resources;
  • 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
  • and design
  • Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, good communication skills.
  • Proven ability to integrate in an international / multicultural environment
  • Education

    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
  • Specific expertise

  • 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)
  • framework;
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in other web Application frameworks (e.g. ZK,
  • Spring)
  • 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
  • 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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