Our growing technology team is seeking a Custom Application Development Team Lead, are you our new colleague?  


You have a strong background in Application Development, particularly in Java-based applications, technologies and related frameworks
You have the motivation and positive attitude needed to inspire and lead developers of both on and off-site teams 
You are used to serving as Technical Owner or Application Architect for core technologies 
You actively participate in defining and driving technology strategy, providing proactive leadership through improvement recommendations using new or improved best practices
You are a champion of high-quality development standards  
You communicate to all levels of an organization with ease in English, both written and verbally  
You are naturally analytical, able to understand technology opportunities and risks to guide the team in the best direction 
You are an autonomous and circumspect decision maker



  • Actively participate as a core member of the Architecture Review Board in steering IPC’s technology vision as it pertains to your core applications
  • Orchestrate and motivate a team of on and offsite developers, ensuring cohesion and quality 
  •  Serve as the core Technical Owner for several IPC Applications, building an in-depth knowledge and ever-improving context for success
  • Analyse and approve change requests for incidents, releases, service requests 
  • Conduct technical assessments and recommend quality design solutions 
  • Drive the team’s success in translating clear business requirements into clear technical solutions 
  • Lead and contribute to workshops, forums for expertise and working groups, instilling a culture of constant improvement 
  • Proactively drive maintenance to ensure availability, reliability, and quality across your applications 
  • Create and hold to quality training documentation and encourage a culture of knowledge sharing 


· Knowledge and experience:

1. Training
- Functional analysis 
- Data modelling  
- Knowledge of Project Management tools, Jira, MS Project, Microsoft Office 
- Enterprise Architecture (desirable)
- Knowledge of IPC applications and databases (desirable)
- Knowledge of cloud technologies
- Experience with containerisation (Kubernetes, Docker)
- Knowledge of Oracle database (Exadata, SQL, PL/SQL)
- Java programming, J2EE, 
- Proficient in web UI “React"
- Web applications development, including REST & SOAP web services

2.  Experience
- Minimum 5 years of experience as Java developer
- Minimum 5 years in IT Functional analysis and design roles
- Minimum 5 years in Application Lead role
- Proven experience in applying designing and deploying Technology Solutions
- Experience in leading external development application delivery (desirable)
- Application lifecycle management, continuous integration (Jenkins, Github, Docker)

3.  Qualifications
- Bachelor degree in Computing or similar experience 

4.  Skills
- IT Technical Expert 
- Good understanding of Postal, logistics and eCommerce processes (desirable)
- Strong functional analysis skills
- Strong presentation and communication skills, present technical solution to non-technical audiences
- Customer awareness and focus
- Team leadership (formal and informal)
- Excellent spoken/written English

5.  Attitudes 
- Essential:  Results oriented, inspirational influencer; good communicator; “can do” approach; determined; firm but fair; excellent time management: punctual delivery, promises keeping, able to use initiative
- Commercially aware (desirable) 

Please contact ipcrecruitment@ipc.be if you are interested in the vacancy.