ITE/IPP. Data Architect Consultant

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Infrastructure, Research and Data, Urban and Rural Development
  • Deadline:


Post of Duty : Washington DC – USA

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 Data Architect 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 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:

  • 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.
  • Designing and implementing database solutions that align with business needs, ensuring efficiency, reliability, and scalability.
  • Creating and maintaining data models to represent the structure, relationships, and flow of data within the organization.
  • Designing and developing ETL processes to extract data from various sources, transform it as needed, and load it into target systems.
  • Integrating data from different sources to ensure consistency and accuracy across the organization.
  • 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.
  • Implementing and enforcing data governance policies and standards to ensure data quality, security, and compliance.
  • Establishing practices for capturing and managing metadata to provide a comprehensive understanding of the data landscape.
  • Working closely with software development teams to integrate data solutions into applications and systems.
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in data solutions, processes, and architectures.
  • Planning and executing data migration projects when transitioning from one system to another.
  • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of databases and data processes to ensure efficient data retrieval and processing.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for data architectures, processes, and solutions.
  • 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 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.
  • 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: successful candidates should be able to clearly demonstrate skills with a minimum of two years in the following areas:
    • 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.
    • professional experience in data architecture, database design, and data management.
    • Proficiency in data modeling tools and techniques, including conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling.
    • Extensive experience with various database management systems (DBMS) such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or NoSQL databases.
    • Hands-on experience with Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes and tools for data integration.
    • Knowledge of data governance principles and experience implementing data governance frameworks to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.
    • Experience implementing data security measures, including encryption, access controls, and auditing, to protect sensitive information.
    • Strong technical skills in programming languages (e.g., SQL, Python) and a solid understanding of data warehousing concepts.
    • Familiarity with cloud platforms and services (e.g., AWS, Azure Cloud) and experience implementing solutions in cloud environments.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and one of the other Bank official languages (Spanish, French or Portuguese) is required.



Key skills:

  • Learn continuously
  • Collaborate and share knowledge
  • Focus on clients
  • Communicate and influence
  • Innovate and try new things
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, within a professional services business environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and proven experience in managing IT-related projects is required.
  • Strong teamwork, analytical, and problem-solving skills are required.




  • Citizenship: You must be 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: Consultant Full Time
  • Length of contract: 12 months. Contract may be extended up to 36 months based on business requirements and consultant’s performance.
  • Work Location: On Site.



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.
  • Leaves 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.
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family when it applies.
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.
  • Health and wellbeing: Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
  • 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 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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