World Bank

Data Analysis Officer (IT Officer, Data and Information Management)

World Bank

Job Description

  Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit Vice Presidency Context: Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries. ITS services range from: establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development stakeholders; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the World Bank Group, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions. ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity. Unit Context: As a unit within the WB Operations and Corporate (ITSOC), the Data Management Office (ITSDA) provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support the operations of the World Bank Group. Functions provided ensure that the systems meet the business needs of users and external clients to manage business processes for the World Bank. The current application landscape encompasses core technologies that include Oracle, SQL Server, Business Objects, Tableau, Cisco Information Server (Composite), SAP BW/Hana, Informatica, .Net, HTML 5, CSS Frameworks, SharePoint and many others. Our plans are to migrate our on-prem data repositories and re-engineer based on new Cloud architectures in the coming years. ITSDA is seeking a IT Officer, Data and Information Management I with strong technical skills to join a growing team in Sofia to help ITSOC reach its goals of optimizing its global delivery model. He/she will work closely with existing teams of Data Engineers/Architects, in the architecture of complex data management environment. He/she will work with data delivery teams and use standard methodology approaches to deliver information through either BI applications or data as-a-service via APIs. The Data Analysis Officer will work closely with data architects to determine what data Management Systems are appropriate and with data scientists to determine what data are needed for analysis. The position requires a highly motivated and versatile individual with sound technical knowledge and data management skills via SQL or other tools. The Data Analysis Officer's main responsibility will be to learn and implement standard methodology data management techniques working in the data lifecycle management. Duties and Accountabilities: The primary responsibilities of the IT Officer, Data and Information Management I are as follows:
  • Work with data architects and data engineers in using standard methodology data management techniques.

  • Understand business requirements for data and translate them into a language that is easily understood by business and technical teams.

  • Work with team leads, learn to develop detail estimates of effort in all items related to data.

  • Work together with data Architect to model data for staging into a data warehouse and architect data warehouse multidimensional models.

  • Develop data set processes for data modeling, mining, and production.

  • Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.

  • Collaborate with data architects, modelers and IT team members on project goals.

  • Learn to build data pipelines to collect data and move it into storage.

  • Prepare the data as part of an ETL or ELT process.

  • Work with complex technical data stores such as Hadoop, Amazon S3, relational databases, Azure BLOB, Azure Data Lake store, and MS Azure DW.

  • Ensure data is ready for use by consuming application, Analyst, and scientist.

  • Design, develop and maintain services as part of enterprise service inventory, with focus on service normalization patterns. Ensure implementation of approaches to reduce redundancy in service logic and governance burden.

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the business processes and data and apply the knowledge towards the design and development of SOA applications.

  • Perform analysis of system data to identify patterns, exceptions and erroneous data.

  • Ensure that data validation processes, Data Quality control standards, testing strategy and test plans for data services are applied to applications.

  • Work with the Project Lead to refine and tighten the security framework and access control for internal and external information/data sharing.

  • Work with the Project Lead to develop governance processes for running services (version control), support services, service migration, monitoring and evaluation of services.

  • Document definitions for all new data constructs and document the improvements in a standard document and/or metadata repository.

Selection Criteria
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Dexterity in employing a variety of languages and tools (e.g., scripting languages) to integrate systems together.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, as well as experience with technical documentation creation.

  • Ability to write complex SQL statements to talk to different database systems.

  • Adapt in writing technical specifications, including business requirements, source/target mappings, pseudo-code, data-flow diagrams, and maintain data-models.

  • Solid understanding of modern databases, such as relational, multidimensional, graph, noSQL, and others.

  • Strong experience with cloud Technologies: Microsoft Azure and/or AWS.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Robust understanding of Agile Software Development methodology.

  • Experience with diverse technological landscape: Oracle, SQL Server, Informatica, Collibra, Power BI, Tableau.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, a keen sense of priorities and adept to communicate effectively.

  • Outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills in operating collaboratively across organizational boundaries.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.
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