Application Owner (in company with great work-life balance and positive appraisal culture)

  • Location: Brussels
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #14648

Do you want to work in a company that truly values people and an excellent work-life balance?


Do you have a bachelor's degree and are you fluent in French and/or Dutch?


You wish to participate in a new challenge with a lot of variation in tasks by using your prior knowledge of application development in one of the following technologies: .NET, Link, 3GL, 4GL, IJX design, Visual Basic, Java…


You have an analytical mind, are eager to learn new skills and are able to evolve in a constantly changing environment?


Then you are probably the professional we are looking for!

Our client is a company that, for more than 100 years, has been focusing on the human aspect which is a key dimension in their relationship with their employees. They foster an open-communication culture which focusses on positivity, sharing knowledge and close collaboration.

In order to strengthen its "Technology Department", the company is currently looking for an application owner who will be responsible for the activities of corrective maintenance and small evolutive maintenance in the Run.

As an Application Owner, you will be responsible for performing advanced research on identified problems to discover the root causes, define and implement a solution, while aligning yourself with your colleagues in the Change department. If necessary, you may identify and involve other stakeholders in the definition of a solution and its implementation;

Essentially, the Application Owner maintains an overview of the actions that have an impact on the applications (backlog shared with the Change team).

What will be your challenges?

  • You have the main responsibility for application stability: monitoring, managing, analyzing, testing and controlling applications;
  • You will identify application problems (both commercial and technical) based on incidents or malfunctions highlighted by users and you will be responsible for their resolution;
  • You are responsible for small functionality changes, which have a limited and risk-free impact;
  • You define the user stories to be integrated in the backlog shared with the Change teams;
  • You will work closely with Change analysts and developers working in the same application area;
  • You share the planning and status of current actions with the Change teams on a permanent basis; 
  • You launch requests for adjustments in case of abnormal behavior observed in the application (frequent errors corrected manually or by tedious alternatives), disappointing performance, opportunities for improvement in terms of process planning; 
  • You communicate with management, the department manager and key business users about ongoing analyses and solutions;
  • You ensure the IT development for the user story, while following the same tools and standards as the Change teams;
  • You will test the developed program in order to be able to respond to the desired improvements or adjustments;
  • You promote the code in the different environments (test and acceptance) in coordination with the testers. You initiate and document the necessary Requests for Change (RfC);
  • You maintain the functional and technical documentation of the application, while taking into account the impact of current developments (documentation shared with the 'Change' teams, but also with user support);

Are you the ideal candidate?

Minimum requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Prior experience in application development in one of the following technologies: .NET, Link, 3GL, 4GL, IJX design, Visual Basic, Java etc..; to be able to locate the bug in the application so it can be resolved by the development team
  • Knowledge of Prince II and Agile methodologies. You are open to play an active role in the implementation of the Agile method within the team;
  • Fluency in French and/or Dutch, both written and spoken;
  • Good knowledge of IT delivery for your domain: applications, dependencies, data models, specific programming languages;
  • Helicopter view, analytical mind and ability to synthesize;
  • Ability to evolve alone in a constantly changing environment;
  • Team spirit, creative, initiator and responsible;
  • Desire to constantly progress, passion for continuous learning for oneself, for others and for the organization;
  • Follow the technical evolutions in the sector as well as in the field of analysis and programming techniques.

An attractive offer

You will be part of their typical and specific corporate culture: their employees and former employees appreciate the positive and pleasant atmosphere and the collegial approach;

You will work in their characteristic buildings easily accessible by public transport (train, metro, bus) in the heart of Brussels, Grand-Place district at a 5 minutes’ walk from the central station.

You will receive a permanent contract (CDI/ Contract Onbepaalde Duur) as internal employee from our client on their own payroll. In addition, you can count on an interesting salary package with extra-legal benefits such as meal vouchers and insurance, and as a token of appreciation for the work done, various tailor-made bonuses;

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge thanks to their wide range of training courses and internal mobility possibilities;

The company attaches great importance to a good work-life balance for its employees (remote work, flexible hours, …);

Conclusion: a job with our client is a guarantee for your happiness at work!


Do you think you are ready for this great opportunity?
Apply now!

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