Senior Java developer - Flanders Digital

At customer site, Antwerpen, Gent, Hasselt, Leuven
Software & Analysis
Professional

Cegeka continues to grow! Within our Applications software department we have a division that specifically handles projects for the Flemish Government. Cegeka's Flanders Digital wants to ensure, in partnership with the Flemish Government, that Flanders grows into the European top 5 most digitized regions. Cegeka is the Flemish Government's strategic IT partner in this.  In this way we are putting our shoulders to the further digitalization of Flanders in the field of digital workplaces and building applications that have an impact on 6.6 million Flemish people, like you and me. Think, for example, of the Growth Package, through which 960,000 Flemish families automatically receive the correct allowances and benefits. Or the Flemish Enforcement Platform for the Justice and Enforcement Agency, which centralizes all information on administrative enforcement from the various inspection services in Flanders. With Persona, the Education Agency is adopting a new application to manage personnel data.  In addition, we have numerous other projects. For these projects, we are always looking for people with, to put it in Flemish, enthusiasm!  Do you want to help build a digital Flanders? Then you might be our new senior Java developer!

  • Develop complex and challenging business applications and work with the latest tools and technologies.
  • Hands-on design and software development based on the functional analysis and you will ensure proper integration with external applications.
  • Working in a driven agile team consisting of functional analysts, developers and an agile project leader/scrum master.
  • Building high quality applications that generate additional business value for our clients.
  • You are a true “software craftsman” who sees software development as a craft. You write quality, easily readable code and do refactoring where necessary. You guarantee quality through test-driven development and continuous learning.
  • You actively share your knowledge and contribute to the continuous improvement of the team's operations.
  • You can also use your technical knowledge in presales projects.

What you need to succeed:

  • A passionate Java developer with professional experience in analysis, design, implementation and delivery of applications in Java technology.
  • Possess a good knowledge of OO design, including design patterns, is a must.
  • Experience with application integration and excellent competencies in relational databases is essential. You may also bring your extensive No-SQL knowledge.
  • You have knowledge of recent Java frameworks (e.g. Spring, Hibernate, etc.).
  • Front-end JavaScript frameworks, for example Angular2, Bootstrap, etc. are not unknown to you.
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management, continuous integration and the necessary tools (Jira, GitHub, Docker, Gradle, etc.) is indispensable in this position.
  • You are convinced of the benefits of Agile working or are open to being convinced.
  • Onboarding Training Package: Curiosity and a good attitude are some of your most important qualities. We like to look together with you at your current experience level and skills and build a personal development plan to boost your career.
  • You have a very good knowledge of Dutch!

What are we offering:

  • We ask a lot (talents) of you. Fortunately, you also get a lot in return! Competencies and character are essential to us, in addition to experience and ambitions. Cegeka continuously invests in talent management so that every employee can realize his potential.
  • You start at a Top Employer!
  • A competitive salary supplemented with fringe benefits. An electric car with charging card or a mobility budget, meal vouchers, eco vouchers, interesting group and hospitalization insurance, a cell phone subscription, a lump-sum expense allowance, a powerful laptop and the possibility to give your salary package your own touch thanks to our Flex Reward Plan.
  • Flexible working hours and a great work/life balance. 
  • A top team: where new fresh ideas and initiatives are always welcome! Team events, monthly happy hours and an always legendary company party are part of this.
  • Customized guidance: throughout your career you will be guided by our people managers. So you have a point of contact, a personal coach and a sparring partner.
  • Continuous learning: through innovation centers, reading groups, knowledge sharing meetings, hackathons, participation in conferences and external training courses, we focus on knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Opportunity for growth: depending on your own interests and initiatives, Cegeka offers various horizontal and vertical career paths.
  • We value sustainability by pursuing carbon neutrality with the electrification of our vehicle fleet and an environmentally friendly data center. We develop innovative solutions with a positive impact on the environment, people and society, and strive for an inclusive and diverse work environment where everyone is valued and heard.
  • Hybrid working: You work from a Cegeka office in your neighborhood (Hasselt, Leuven, Antwerp or Ghent), but also from the agencies of the Flemish Government (Brussels/Leuven within walking distance of the train station), combined with working from home.

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!


We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

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