Department/Office : United Nations Office at Geneva
Date Posted : Nov 8, 2023
Deadline : Nov 16, 2023
Result of Service
The result of work of the ICT Senior Associate – Software Architect and Developer impacts directly on delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG). It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all UNOG stakeholders are in line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The ICT Senior Associate – Software Architect and Developer will be responsible for the following duties: ● Business Analysis and Software Architecture Support ● Implementing and monitor projects involving feasibility studies, data and systems analysis improvement, development and implementation of application solutions. ● Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing. ● Provides guidance ice to clients, analyzing clients’ requirements and support in translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues. ● Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes suggestions s to supervisor for their deployment. ● Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc. ● Development and Quality Assurance Support ● Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems. ● Design and building data models/databases, data warehouses and tools to integrate and store data from several sources. Support in designing and implementing ETL processes. ● Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc. ● Develops and maintains computer programs that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensures appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area issues. ● Deploys and manage Docker containers for applications deployment. ● Training, Maintenance and Support ● Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems prepare disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible. ● Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc. Other tasks and responsibilities relevant to the scope of work as assigned.
● High school diploma or equivalent is required. ● Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, engineering, statistics, or in a field related to the post description may replace some years of experience ● ITIL Certification is desirable ● Prince2 Certification is desirable ● Knowledge of Flutter is desirable ● A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area. ● A minimum of 4 years of experience in database design, development and maintenance. ● A minimum of 2 years of experience with MS SQL Server, MySQL or ProstgreSQL. ● Experience in Python API development. ● Experience in deploying applications using containers. ● Experience in ETL design and development. ● Experience in Git is desirable. ● Experience in Linux is desirable. ● Experience in Cloud computing (AI, Database, DevOps, Azure, Cloud deployment, etc) is desirable. ● Expertise in application servers best practices and standards (data validation, OAuth2, JWT) is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required.