The contractor will execute the following tasks:

  • Architecture and design of information systems.
  • Review of the architecture, design and implementation of existing systems
  • Design of component architecture and building blocks
  • Analysis of the integration of different information systems
  • Development and maintenance of software applications and components
  • Data analysis and data modelling.
  • Coordination and implementation of the technical architecture
  • Technical interface between the project leaders and the analysts.
  • Production and support of software architecture documents
  • Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
  • Assistance in the testing, the technical documentation, the deployment, the evaluation and the reporting.
  • Setup and maintain continuous integration and deployment pipelines.
  • User guidance and support on the usage of the information systems.



The information systems team is led by a team leader and counts about 20 people with different profiles ranging from project manager, business analyst, application architect designer, application developer, tester and information system support. The team manages several development and maintenance projects to maintain and further extend the existing information system portfolio to meet the requirements of our user community. Most of the systems are web based and make use of Java, 2 HTML, javascript and SQL. The team makes use of Agile RUP@EC and SCRUM to steer the development process. We favour short delivery cycles and a high user involvement. JIRA is used for issue tracking, planning and progress reporting. The Confluence wiki is used to store project documentation. The consultant will work closely together with project managers, other team members and users. English is the main working language.

All the proximity time and means consultants will work together in the premises assigned by the European Commission, having access to shared environments with the entire team.



The contractor must have:

  • In-depth knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture
  • In depth knowledge of solution and application design
  • In depth knowledge of software modelling
  • In depth knowledge of Object Oriented Programming languages
  • In depth knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems
  • Good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture
  • Good knowledge of business process analysis
  • Good knowledge of security vulnerabilities and secure software development.
  • Good knowledge of interoperability technology (e.g. web services, message oriented middleware, service oriented bus)
  • Good knowledge of data visualisation tools and techniques; reporting tools
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, SCRUM)
  • Good redaction skills.
  • Ability to give technical presentations.
  • Ability to apply high quality standards, in terms of feature completeness, code quality and design, best practices in continuous integration pipelines (DevSecOps)
  • Ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application architecture, design and implementation
  • Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, good communication skills.
  • Capability of integration in an international/multi-cultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working.

In addition to the above knowledge and skills the contractor must have an in-depth knowledge and proven experience with Java, J2EE, Spring Framework, JPA/Hibernate, JavaScript (jQuery, Angular), SQL (Oracle).

S/he must have good knowledge on UML, JIRA, Confluence, build tools (maven), and CD/CI pipelines.

S/he should have good analytical skills, be fluent in English and have good drafting skills, along with a basic understanding of French.

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