Api Developer Consultant

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Information and Communication Technology
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Api Developer Consultant

Post of Duty: Headquarters – Washington, DC, United States

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment.

About this position

We are looking for an experienced professional to work on the ITE/IPP Policy and Planning Division as a API Developer with proficiency in designing, architecting, and implementing solutions for SaaS (Software as a Service), and PaaS (Platform as a Services) environment, and advising stakeholders and translating business requirements into designs for secure, scalable, and reliable Apis Cloud-native solutions.

What you’ll do:

You will report to the Enterprise Architecture Team Leader in the Information Technology Policy & Planning Division. Following are the most important activities you will be doing to move forward the IT Project and Portfolio Management program towards its goals:

  • Review bank wide APIs to ensure that standards are followed and help during the implementation.
  • Develop, document, and maintain architectural artifacts, including standards, policies, guidelines, models, diagrams, charts, and roadmaps, specifically for a hybrid cloud environment. Utilize a variety of platforms and technologies as guided by division technical leads.
  • Actively participate in the assessment, planning, and design phases of projects, ensuring alignment with IT standards, architecture practices, and the bank’s digital strategy in support of its mission.
  • Assess the technical feasibility of proposed solutions, ensuring their compatibility with the bank’s IT architecture.
  • Regularly update and enforce architectural standards and guidelines at the bank.
  • Lead and engage in Architecture Review meetings to evaluate and guide architectural decisions.
  • Clearly explain architectural choices and their impacts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Comprehensively record architectural assessments and decisions.
  • Work with product teams to ensure architectural standards are met, and aid in developing target architectures that align with business objectives, facilitating necessary transitions.
  • Work within a cloud-native environment, predominantly using .NET, C#, and Angular, while also leveraging a diverse range of other technologies.
  • Stay updated with emerging IT trends, collaborate to identify technical opportunities, and participate in discussions to enhance the quality of enterprise IT solutions.
  • Work with various IT operations and development teams to review and propose architectural designs, new API specifications, Api refactor, ensuring solutions meet functional and technical requirements.
  • In line with IDBG’s Digital Transformation objectives, occasionally collaborate to adapt current Product Review Accreditation (PRAC) and Demand processes for projects using Agile methodology.

What you’ll need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent the equivalent combination of education and experience in any of the following fields: Computer Sciences, Information Technology, or related area.
  • Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in implementing information and digital technology projects, developing strategies, and delivering data-driven solutions for clients.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and one of the other Bank official languages (Spanish, French or Portuguese) is required.

Key skills:

  • Strong understanding of RESTful API design principles.
  • Experience creating clear and comprehensive API documentation.
  • Knowledge of common protocols and data formats, such as HTTP/HTTPS, JSON, XML, and GraphQL.
  • Experience with testing frameworks for API testing.
  • Awareness of API security best practices.
  • Experience implementing security measures, such as encryption and secure authentication.
  • Ability to optimize API performance and handle scalability issues.
  • Familiarity with caching strategies and load balancing
  • Cloud: MS Azure (AWS is a plus). Should demonstrate relevant work experience and skills designing and maintaining cloud solutions with IaaS or PaaS. With good understanding of the network, security, and cost implications.
  • Modern programming languages: .NET, C#, Angular preferred
  • Database: MSSQL, Azure SQL, CosmosDB
  • Cloud IaC: Terraform, ARMs, Azure CLI, Powershell.
  • CI/CD: Platform administration and management: Jenkins, SonarQube, Nexus, JFrog.
  • Modern Authentication: Azure AD, Azure BC2, with a good knowledge and use of modern authentication mechanisms (OAuth2).
  • APIs: Good knowledge of RESTful and HTTP Protocol, Azure API Management and Swagger/ OpenAPI.
  • Monitoring: Datadog (Preferred), Azure Monitoring


  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen of one of our 48-member countries, and a citizen or permanent resident of a country where the IDB has a Country Office
  • 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: Consultant Full Time
  • Location: On Site.
  • Length of contract: 12 months. Contract may be extended up to 36 months based on business requirements and consultant’s performance.

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.
  • Leave and vacations: 2 days per month of contract + gender-neutral parental leave.
  • Health Insurance the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  • Savings plan: ​​​​​​​The IDB Group cares about your future, depending on the length of the contract, you will receive a monthly savings plan allowance.
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
  • Health and wellbeing: Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, and others.

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 diversity@iadb.org 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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· https://www.linkedin.com/company/inter-american-development-bank/

· https://www.facebook.com/IADB.org

· https://twitter.com/the_IDB

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