Senior Consultant in Non-SQL Distributed Databases for the Joint Development of Project FuSSE with the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Information and Communication Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management, Project Management, Social and Inclusive Development
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Post of Duty: Washington D.C – USA

The Inter-American Development Bank is a community of diverse, talented results-driven professionals who work with purpose and passion in an inclusive, collaborative, agile and rewarding environment.

About this position:

We are looking to hire a seasoned technical specialist in non-SQL distributed databases as a Senior Consultant in Non-SQL Distributed Databases. You will help us collaborate with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on Project FuSSE, which aims to design and construct a fully scalable settlement engine. This collaboration is part of the BIS Innovation Hub’s initiative to foster innovation and enhance the efficiency and safety of the financial system globally. The need for a specialist microservice development arises from the technical requirements of the project, ensuring optimal design, scalability, and efficiency.

You will work in Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division (CMF) part of IFD department. The IFD/CMF team plays a vital role in the development of private sector and financial markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our experience includes supporting commercial banks, promoting sustainable social, environmental, and corporate governance practices. Our projects foster the competitiveness of private companies, improving the ability of financial regulatory authorities to protect consumers and businesses, minimizing risk and increasing transparency, as well as financial inclusion for women’s entrepreneurship, populations rural areas, and climate finance.

What you will do:

You will provide your expertise in the design and development of solutions based in the use of distributed database technologies as required for project development and implementation, collaborating with the BIS Innovation Hub team as well as with teams from additional project participants currently involved in the project:

  • Develop technical designs, configurations, and implementations of the required non-SQL database components deriving from Project FuSSE
  • Participate in regular and unplanned meetings with other project team members to evaluate requirements, constraints and issues where their expertise in non-SQL solutions is needed.
  • Collaborate in regular reviews with the rest of the teams of project scope, requirements, and technical documentation.
  • Review and provide feedback on project milestones and commitments.
  • Participate in regular project update stand-ups and meetings.
  • Provide regular feedback on assigned task progress.
  • Provide timely feedback or input on issues or developments that impact project scope, timelines, and commitments.
  • Elaborate documentation related to their participation in the project, including but not limited to, technical documentation, progress reports, incident tracking, root cause analysis and issue resolution.
  • Use of provided tools for version control, project asset tracking, and project collaboration.

Deliverables and Payments Timeline:

1. Successful completion of their assigned responsibilities derived from the Project FuSSE design and implementation process.



2. Monthly progress reports and updates that will serve as evidence of work done.

3. Intellectual property assets, in the form of:



3.1. Source code: If applicable, this includes all of the applicable written code and/or database schemas needed to deliver on the assigned project tasks.



3.2. Documentation:



3.2.1. Code Comments: Inline explanations within the source code to help other developers understand the functionality and logic.



3.2.2. Technical Documentation: Detailed information about the architecture, design decisions, and how the developed components work.



3.2.3. User Documentation: Guides or manuals that help end-users or other developers understand how to use the software and/or solutions created by the consultant.



3.3. Compiled Code/Binaries: If applicable, all executable files or libraries created to comply with the assigned project tasks.



3.4. Unit Tests: Automated tests that validate individual units or components of the created components to ensure they work as intended.



3.5. Integration Tests: Tests that validate the interaction between different components or systems.



3.6. Deployment Scripts: Scripts or tools used to deploy the software to various environments (e.g., development, staging, production).



3.7. API Endpoints & Documentation: If the assigned project tasks involve developing an API, the consultant shall provide endpoint details and documentation on how to use them.



3.8. Database Schema: Details about the database structure, including tables, relationships, and indexes.



3.9. Configuration Files: Files that contain settings or parameters that can be modified without changing the source code.



3.10. Build Scripts: Scripts or configuration files used by continuous integration tools to automate the build process.



3.11. UI/UX Designs & Prototypes: If applicable to their assigned project tasks, any related documentation, prototypes and mock-ups of user interface designs.



3.12. Bug Reports and Fixes: If applicable, documentation of identified bugs, their status, and the fixes applied



3.13. Performance Reports: Details about the assigned components’ performance, including any benchmarks or stress tests conducted.



3.14. Post-deployment Reports: Information about the assigned components’ behavior in the final target environment, including any issues faced and resolutions.



3.15. Training Materials: If applicable, provide training materials for end-users or other stakeholders related to the assigned project components



3.16. Demos & Presentations: Demonstrations related to the assigned project components’ functionality.



Payment Schedule:



Payment shall be provided on a bimonthly basis against the delivery of the corresponding bimonthly progress reports.


Deliverables Percentage Planned Date to Submit
1. Bi-monthly Report 1 10% Feb 2024
2. Bi-monthly Report 2 10% Apr 2024
3. Bi-monthly Report 3 20% Jun 2024
4. Bi-monthly Report 4 20% Aug 2024
5. Bi-monthly Report 5 20% Oct 2024
6. Bi-monthly Report 6 20% Dec 2024
TOTAL 100%  



What you’ll need:


  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, or Information Technology Management or Information Technology Engineer.
  • Experience: At least 6 years of experience in areas related to information technology, software, systems, and engineering.
  • Languages: Proficiency in oral and written advanced knowledge in Spanish and English.


Key Personal Skills:



  • Constant desire to innovate and learn.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make proactive decisions.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team.




  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.



Type of contract and duration:

  • Type of contract: Products and External Services Consultant (PEC), Lump Sum.
  • Length of contract: 12 months.
  • Work Location: Remote. BIS Innovation Hub in Toronto, Canada.



What we offer:

The IDB group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package.
  • A flexible way of working. You will be evaluated by deliverable.

Our culture:

At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try new approaches without fear, and where they are accountable and rewarded for their actions.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

Our Human Resources Team reviews carefully every application.

About the IDB Group:

The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

About IDB:

We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

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