Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. 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.
WBG Finance ITS Unit Context:
WBG Finance (ITSFI) is responsible for providing high quality, streamlined information and technology solutions for the World Bank’s Financial services, which include Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Controls, Treasury, Loans, Accounting, and Concessional finance (managing donor contributions from inception to the point of final disbursement, including IDA, Financial Intermediary Funds and Trust Funds). ITSFI is additionally responsible for building its IT services using a shared platform that provides scale, leverage, reliability, and control while at the same time improving responsiveness to emerging business needs. This position is within WBG Risk Management and Analytics (ITSRA), the division of ITSFI responsible for IT services for all World Bank Group Risk Management functions across multiple vice presidencies in IBRD and IFC.
The Python/Cloud developer works under limited supervision to design, test, and implement Python applications, using industry standard software development practices, techniques, tools, and frameworks. The incumbent will be expected to design and develop technical and business components in python that align with the Data Management system processes. The developer needs to be able to work on the cloud environment with Python.
Essential Job Functions:
•Develop efficient, reusable, testable, and scalable code.
•Translate application storyboards, use cases, concept designs into functional and dynamic applications.
•Provide estimates of level of work effort and time for completion.
•Work on Cloud environments using latest available technologies.
•Provide fully documented work, instruction, and training to peers, as required.
•Manage daily technical challenges and plan for contingencies.
•Keeping abreast of latest technology/trends to build algorithms based on requirements.
•Good understanding of algorithms/logic to develop competent, clear, optimized, quality code.
•Analytical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
•Strong problem solving and project management skills.
•Soft Skills- Communication skills – effective/amicable communication between groups, developers, testers, designers, and uses Analytical skills.
•Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems with 2 years relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Role Specific Experience: Experience in building Python based Processes handling huge datasets.
•Experience in Software Development Life Cycle.
•Experience in using Python with different data sources as well as on the cloud.
•Experience in Code control tools.
•Experience in traditional waterfall and agile methodologies.
•Experience with innovative use of analytical models.
•Knowledge of Data Management Systems.
•Knowledge of data processing.
•Advanced understanding of Object-Oriented technology and standard development frameworks.
•Advanced knowledge on processing structured and unstructured data on the cloud.
•Functional proficiency in performing business process analysis, development, testing and production support.
•Technical proficiency in module development and upgrades based on organizational needs.
•Advanced understanding of complex enterprise data.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Proven conceptual, analytical, and judgmental skills.
•Ability to multitask.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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.
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