World Bank

Extended Term Consultant

World Bank

Job Description

Job #: req10518 Organization: World Bank Sector: Information & Communication Technology Grade: EC3 Term Duration: 1 year 0 months Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment Location: Washington, DC,United States Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 1/13/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC Description

About the World Bank Group: Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, the WBG works 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.

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. The ITS External Solutions (ITSES) is a unit within the ITS Operations & Corporate department (ITSOC) that provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support communications with external audiences, donors, member counties and other key stakeholders. The unit focuses on modernizing the Bank's digital engagement with the public, external clients, partnerships, and other stakeholders; as well as on managing the Bank's development data resources and geospatial solutions. This includes support for the external website, Open Data, and more. We work with our clients to design solutions that help enable client responsiveness, improve organizational effectiveness, and manage risks. We are committed to delivering business solutions that deliver value for money while continuing to excel at the basics. We contribute to providing the Bank with an integrated Digital Platform that connects policies, processes, people, and knowledge across the institution in a holistic and staff-centric manner. The Geospatial Solutions team within ITSES is looking for a talented and energetic GIS solutions Architect to lead the solution development of Geospatial Platform; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes. Primary focus of this role will be to architect new innovative solutions for the geospatial platform with a focus on performance. You will work in a team with designers, geospatial developers, GIS Analysts to design, develop and implement innovative geospatial solutions.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Design, develop, and support web-based geospatial solutions Incorporating interactive maps and other geospatial visualization/Analysis technologies into web interfaces of existing systems, as well as creating new web-based data visualization and geospatial interfaces Ensuring high performance on mobile and desktop Writing tested, idiomatic, and documented JavaScript, HTML and CSS Coordinate the workflow between the graphic designers Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and Software Development Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments Support end-to-end project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issues escalation/reporting Integration with external web (map) services Integrate a diverse set of data into custom geospatial applications Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products Selection Criteria

Educational Qualifications and Experience:

Education: PhD or Masters in Computer Science or quantitative field. Relevant fields of study include Geography, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Decision Science, Operational Research, Economics, Engineering, etc. Role Specific Experience: 15+ years of experience as a solution architect in designing and developing geospatial solutions, with a heavy emphasis on latest technologies and modern frameworks.

Required Skills/Abilities: Experience with architecting software solutions and web development principles, concepts, and methods Experience with developing applications using Angular 9 is a requirement Creating custom, general use modules and components which extend the elements and modules of core Angular Experience in Java / C++ will be an advantage Experience with object-relational databases (Postgre SQL or MySQL) Web Mapping API experience (Arcgis Javascript, Leaflet, Mapbox, OpenLayers, Google Maps, Google Earth Engine, Google AI) Geospatial data experience (SHP, KML, GeoJSON) as well as OGC standards (WMS, WFS) Creating configuration, build, and test scripts for Continuous Integration environments Proficiency with web GIS tools, particularly those used for map tiling and creating mashups/online interactive maps (Google Maps API, MapBox, OpenLayers and the Google Earth Engine) Interest and experience in design and have artistic flair in data visualization Must be organized and work well in a team setting. Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others Validating user actions on the client side and providing responsive feedback Professional, precise communication skills Experience with cloud computing and web development is a plus Excellent oral and written communication skills Enthusiastic and team-oriented individual Strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

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