Senior Java Solution Architect - European Commission - Full remote

European Commission

Athens, GR

up to 10k/month

Remote only

A Senior Java Solution Architect is needed to join a long-term project for the European Commission, to work fully remote. Are you up for it?

About this IT position

Lead the Solution Architecture design and programming architectures for code efforts.
Make decisions for the software development framework, see the “big picture” of the project and create architectural approaches for software design and implementation to guide the development team, ensuring that the designed solution satisfies the business and technical objectives which will result in high-quality IT solutions.

The IT challenge

Lead the Solution Architecture design and programming architectures for code efforts;
Provide top-level architectural direction and governance that strikes the balance between directing technical decisions towards alignment but not imposing restrictive unchanging standards on development teams;
Work closely with Enterprise Architect and analysts in gathering requirements and specifications from clients and users;
Determine a project’s scope before developers begin any major by conducting required studies;
Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards;
Provide technical guidance and coaching to developers and engineers;
Provide inputs in the development of schedules and test plans, preparation of documentation based on analyst reports, and defining key project milestones;
Evaluate potential risk in projects;
Advise the project team and the client in areas such as capacity management, contingency planning, environment planning, configuration management, and other relevant tasks related to the role;
Maintain relevant documents/manuals describing the System and its infrastructure;
Review of software code and secure code in line with best practices.

Skills required

University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant discipline;
Minimum 10 years of experience in the defined area of expertise, including 6 years as a Solution Architect;
Ability to understand the IT design models and specifications to be used as a basis for the programming;
In-depth knowledge of the application programming environment considered as being mainstream for the IT project;
In-depth knowledge of and experience in TOGAF methodology;
In-depth knowledge of OWASP guidelines for the secure application design;
Knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g., web services, message-oriented middleware, service-oriented bus);
Experience of the full development lifecycle of complex large scale and multi-user applications;
Experience using agile software development methodologies (i.e. Kanban, Scrum, and other lean techniques);
Experience with Archimate (mandatory), Sparx EA and/or TOGAF (nice to have).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Capacity in writing documents;
Excellent knowledge of English language (written and verbal);
Experience and willingness of working in an international/multicultural environment;

Salary and Conditions

Location: Athens, GR

Salary up to: 500€/day

Worksite type: Remote only

Contract type: Freelancer only

Contract duration: +12 Months

Requires EU nationality: Yes

Job type: Outsourcing

Client: European Commission

Other points of the offer

This role is full remote but some traveling might be required under normal circumstances (post COVID) in a scheme of 1 week per month or 1 week every two months to Athens, Luxembourg, Brussels (all the expenses will covered).
You will be hired by an IT consulting company that has a direct contract with the European Commission, you won't have any contract with the European Commission.



10 years of experience

Bachelor degree

EU Nationality



SOAP Web Services


Solution Architecture (>= 6 years)

English (Full professional)

Nice to have


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