Java Application Architect at European Commission

European Commission

Belgium, BE

up to 9k/month

Visa sponsorship

On-site only

DG Education and Culture (European Commission) seeks an Application Architect to support the Architecture and Design of the Information Systems solutions that support the management of its programs, like Erasmus+.

About this IT position

DG EAC searches a Java Application Architect to help them design and build the new applications that will be used by all national agencies to implement the Erasmus programme. Will be an application used by more than 52 national agencies and will help more than 1 million students to study abroad.

The IT challenge

Foreseen 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
▪ Drafting software architecture (and other necessary) documents
▪ Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
▪ Definition of testing needs and assistance in the testing
▪ Assistance during relevant parts of testing, analysis, technical documentation, deployment, evaluation and reporting

Skills required

▪ Experience in cross-platform design, service-oriented architectures and services orchestration
▪ Very good knowledge of application design and modelling tools (UML)
▪ Very good knowledge of applications design with relevant architecture patterns and principles
▪ Very good knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming Languages (Java)
▪ Knowledge of interoperability technologies (e.g. web services, message-oriented middleware, service-oriented bus, messaging protocols JMS/AMQP, Kafka, WebSockets e.g. RPC)
▪ Experience with message exchange patterns (Pub-Sub) and formats (XML/XSD, JSON)
▪ Experience with the use of tools for application lifecycle management (SMT, Jira, Wiki's, etc.)
▪ Experience with frontend frameworks (Angular, Javascript/Typescript)
▪ Very good knowledge of Java/J2EE (including Spring/hibernate framework)
▪ Excellent knowledge and proven experience with Service Oriented Architecture and development of REST/SOAP Web Services, and the Java frameworks and APIs, in particular, asynchronous communication (advanced queuing) and APIs
▪ Very Good knowledge of Configuration Management and continuous integration practices and tools like SVN, Git, etc.
▪ Knowledge of Oracle products like WebLogic 11 or later, Oracle Database 11g
▪ Knowledge with Angular2+ based architectures patterns
▪ Knowledge of ICT security principles (symmetric/asymmetric encryption), authentication & authorisation, digital signatures, industry protocols (OAuth2, OpenID Connect) is an advantage
▪ Experience with micro-services development techniques, DevOps principles, Experience using JIRA and Confluence will be an asset
*** This is a wishlist if you match 70%-80% of this skills required, apply anyway! ***

Salary and Conditions

Location: Belgium, BE

Salary up to: 450€/day

Worksite type: On-site only

Contract type: Freelancer or Employee

Contract duration: +12 Months

Requires EU nationality: No

Job type: Outsourcing

Client: European Commission

Other points of the offer

The salary/daily rates presented are the maximum as a freelancer when meeting all criteria.
Belgium permanent employment contract is also one option, with salaries around 2500-3500€ net, when meeting all criteria.
Feel free to send us a message to know how much could you get precisely.

Important note:
You will be hired by an IT consulting company that has a contract with the European Commission, you won't have any contract with the European Commission.



Java (>= 5 years)

English (Full professional)


Web Services



Oracle 11g




Nice to have

9 years of experience

Licentiate degree




French (Elementary)

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