Application Development Manager

November 2020

The company

The two professional organizations OVB (Orde van Vlaamse Balies) and OBFG (Ordre des Barreaux Francophones et Germanophone), in cooperation with Diplad, created the "Digital Platform for Attorneys" (DP-A).  

The DP-A is an online platform through which a Belgian lawyer can communicate digitally with courts, confreres and third parties.
DP-A aims to serve 17.000 attorneys that are affiliated to the two professional organizations.  

For the further expansion of the DP-A, Diplad is looking for a Head of Department Application Development and Support to join the team dedicated to support and maintain an innovative platform to connect our lawyers to the Court of the future.  

Key responsibilities

  • Effectively manage a team of scrum masters, application analysts and support people, driving them to successfully deliver solutions that meet the business requirements on time and within budget.
  • Works as part of a team to implement solutions that expand our use of technology across the organization in accordance with business objectives.
  • Provides support for the efficient resolution of application related incidents and service requests.
  • Coordinates application architecture analysis, recommendations, and improvements.
  • Responsible for responding to application support escalations which involve troubleshooting technical issues and resolving data/configuration issues.
  • Responsible for application building blocks which interface with external and internal applications and Strives for data integrity across platforms.
  • Guarantee the long-term lifecycle management of the applications
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and support to the direct report staff in both technical and non-technical issues.
  • Organizes activities to achieve desired levels of productivity, cost & quality standards established for the department.
  • Creates a collaborative team environment. Reports to his/her hierarchy about projects statuses, achievements and blocking points  


  • French or Dutch speaking
  • English is mandatory
  • Master’s degree in computer sciences
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position    

Soft Skills

  • Motivate and inspire others to perform at a high level. Puts aside personal needs and considerations for the good of the team.
  • Communicate in a positive and constructive way
  • Enthusiastic
  • Stress resistant
  • Pragmatic
  • Proactive
  • Result driven  

Is a plus

  • Know your way in justice
  • ITIL foundations
  • PRINCE2  

We offer

  • An attractive salary
  • Growth opportunities
  • Meal vouchers
  • Commuting allowance
  • Additional holidays
  • Hospitalization insurance
  • Group insurance
  • A stimulating environment
  • An adapted training program
  • An exciting job in a dynamic and pleasant atmosphere  

During the Corona crisis, the Diplad team is working at home, in accordance with government guidelines.  

Interested in this job?

Do not hesitate to contact us:
DPA Koningsstraat 146
1000 Brussel