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Java Developer

Building highly secure apps within our software factory.

Do you want to give a boost to your career and join a Belgian leader in cyber-security?

Our team is expanding and we are looking for new colleagues!

About us

APPROACH is a specialized cyber security company. We build digital trust in your business.We offer solutions covering a large range of needs, from strategy and governance, through to resilient implementations for your data, applications and infrastructures.  Consulting, assessment, software development, security product integration andmanaged services are part of our daily work.  Our anchoring in the cyber security community, with our partners, makes us a leading partner of choice.  Founded in 2001, APPROACH is growing fast and counts 80 people across two locations in Belgium.

Your Role

We are looking for a Java Developer to integrate our Secure Delivery Department and to join the “Itsme” adventure.

You will take part in stimulating consulting assignments and secure development projects and your main tasks will consist of:

  • Being a key player in the development of complex IT projects.
  • Developing high quality secure software, assuring the highest possible stability, performance, readability and maintainability.
  • Overseeing technical analysis, development, test, documentation and maintenance of new applications.
  • Developing your competencies and level of expertise by a continuous and ongoing progression and active participation in training sessions.

The project Itsme is a very challenging project with a high visibility, requiring an eagerness to learn and to love being challenged every day. You will join a dynamic and very well-balanced team of 7 software engineers in our office in Louvain-la-Neuve.

By joining this project, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop functional and technical skills and expertise in an area of specialization such as secure development, software security, etc.
  • Acquire the fundamentals of the consulting role in regard to analytical capacity, ability to see the overall picture, both written and oral expression.
  • Utilise or learn the tools or methodologies of the Practice and actively contribute to the development of these tools and methodologies.
  • Have a unique chance to be a real active part in the development of a successful company (entrepreneurial mind-set)
  • A positive challenge in a professional but still human and dynamic business environment
  • A flexibility in your role with the possibility to be involved in almost every aspect of the project, from the development of the app to his architecture.

Your profile

You have :

  • At least 2 years of work experience in Java/JEE software development is a must
  • Familiarity with SOA and/or micro services architecture
  • Good knowledge of SOAP and REST APIs
  • Strong self-motivator and entrepreneurial pro-active attitude
  • Adaptive, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good inter-personal contacts and team player. Indeed, we are a team of 7 software engineers working closely together and we have many contacts with customers.
  • Preferably FR-EN or NL-EN

Considered as a plus :

  • A first experience with IT Security concepts such as Federated Identity (SAML, OAuth, digital signature, OpenID) and application security is a big plus
  • Knowledge of frameworks such as Spring
  • Front-end skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript, AngularJS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cryptography (PKI)
  • Experience in an Agile project

Our locations

APPROACH has two locations :

  • AXIS PARC (Louvain-la-Neuve) features a conference centre and a wide range of amenities: restaurants, fitness centre, childcare nursery ... And is located in a traffic jam zone free!
  • Our office in Antwerp is in the city centre, next to the Museum aan de stroom, with a fine view over the River Scheldt.

Why joining us?

The best moment to join us

By joining APPROACH, you will have the advantages of working in a human-scale company in terms of direct communication, dynamism and fast decision-making, combined with the financial strength and stability of global structures.

Our unique projects

This context will give you the opportunity to work on the most innovative and challenging projects. As an example, amongst many others, we are very proud to be a major actor in the development of the “Itsme©” mobile app, the new Belgian mobile ID to log in securely, to share your ID data or to sign by using your mobile phone.

A leader in the cyber security

The diversity of our customer base ranges gives us the opportunity to offer to our consultants multiple projects in accordance with their background, goals and interests. Our sustainable growth and our leading position also offer great internal career opportunities.

A Competence Centre of excellence: our trainings and certifications

And last but not least, you will be a member of our competence centre in cyber security. At APPROACH, we don't view certifications as a marketing artefact. We are continuously investing in our talents and developing the skills of our people. Our consultants are all certified professionals who aim to continuously develop their knowledge.

Our package

We offer an attractive and performance-rewarding compensation package, including maximum benefit possibilities and a company car to every employee.

How to apply

Interested? Please send your CV or contact details to and we will get back to you within 7 working days.

Do not hesitate to apply spontaneously or to contact us. We are happy to grab a coffee just to discuss about your career goals and APPROACH.