Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org
ITS Vice Presidency Context:
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.
Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.
ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.
Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.
As a unit within the WB Operations and Corporate (ITSOC), the Data and Analytics unit (ITSDA) provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support the operations of the World Bank Group. Functions provided ensure that the systems meet the business needs of users and external clients to manage business processes for the World Bank. The current technology landscape encompasses Cloud-based data platforms (Azure and AWS), Oracle, SQL Server, Business Objects, Tableau, Cisco Information Server (Composite), SAP BW/Hana, Informatica, .Net, HTML 5, CSS Frameworks, SharePoint and many others. Our plans are to migrate our on-prem data repositories and re-engineer based on new Cloud architectures in the coming years.
•Lead and manage a team, co-located in Washington DC and Chennai, to engineer, implement, review, and recommend cost effective data management solutions and develop code for automation of various aspects of data management, with the goals to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.
•Provide leadership in the design and engineering of data pipelines that are flexible, scalable, secure, and cost effective, both on-premise and in the cloud, to meet the growing needs of the World Bank’s data landscape.
•Maintain accountability of the integrity of the data pipelines and ensure the smooth daily operations to meet various needs such as ensuring the bank’s reporting data are always available with well-established testing protocols and troubleshoot any technical issues that arise.
•Ensure the design, architecture and security reviews of the data engineering framework and solution are in line with industry best practices, ITS standards and represent good practice.
•Continue to innovate and establish a cloud-based data engineering framework in ITSDA that will accommodate both “traditional” structured data sources and “non-traditional” data sources, support current and emerging needs.
•Research opportunities for data tools acquisition and new uses for existing data.
•Work closely with other teams including ITSDA Platform Owner, Product Owners, Solution Architects, Data use and Data Governance to achieve the best outcome.
•Ensure alignment and partnership client internal stakeholders and vendors, establishing strong linkages with their service and product teams to support ITSDA activities, covering on-premise and cloud technologies such as Azure PaaS services, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS), Tableau, Tibco Data Virtualization, Collibra, Informatica MDM, SAP Business Objects and Power BI.
•Adapt to competing demands, take on new responsibilities, and adjust plans to meet changing priorities.
•Maintain positive, constructive approach to problem-solving internally and during client interactions with focus on timely and accurate issue resolution.
•Evaluate best of the breed tools in Data Management space and work with Gartner and Forrester to automate existing data management processes or new data management tools.
•Master’s degree with 8 years’ experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant discipline such as Computer Science.
•Minimum 5 years of experience in each of the following areas: (i) in developing options, roadmaps and architectures (ii) large enterprise systems, integration, application development (iii) experience in managing teams (iv) experience in managing procurement processes (i.e. RFPs)
•Experience designing and deploying high performance production services with robust monitoring and logging practices and demonstrated ability to build and interact with large data processing pipelines, distributed data stores, and distributed file systems.
•Good working knowledge of cloud platforms covering Azure and on-premise platforms covering traditional data management databases, data governance tools and virtualization software.
•Experience in managing large teams – staffing, skills development, organizing and operationalize teams to deliver value.
•Experience in developing options, roadmaps, evaluations, decision frameworks for complex enterprise solutions.
•Demonstrated experience of working and navigating in large and matrixed organizations with multi-layered governance structures, complex IT landscapes, and diverse client bases.
•Excellent grasp and knowledge of industry best practices in the data management domain, with experience in successfully implementing theory to practice in complex IT and business environments.
•Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
•Organized, agile, persistent, and proactive with the ability to work and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
•Delivers information effectively in support of team or workgroup. Excellent communication, writing/documentation, and facilitation skills.
•Proven ability to collaborate with other team members across boundaries and contribute productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
•Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and teamwork skills to cultivate effective, productive client relationships and partnerships across organizational boundaries.
•Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
•Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and the maturity to participate in multiple complex programs at the same time in an agile environment.
The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.