World Bank

IT Officer (Data and Information Management)

World Bank

Job Description

Job #: req10617 Organization: World Bank Sector: Information Technology Grade: GF Term Duration: 2 years 0 months Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment Location: Sofia,Bulgaria Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 2/5/2021 (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.

Unit Context:

As a unit within the WB Operations and Corporate (ITSOC), the Data and Analytics unit (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 technology landscape encompasses Cloud-based data platforms (Azure and AWS), 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 an IT Officer, Data and Information Management with strong technical skills, to help ITSOC reach its goals of optimizing its global delivery model. He/she will work as part of the Data Platforms team in designing and managing the next-gen data platform that supports our Data Management, engineering, data governance, business intelligence, and Data Science teams. The team will also focus on creating new approaches to support the many emerging data needs across the Bank by establishing frameworks, patterns, and solutions that can be rapidly and securely deployed.

Duties and Accountabilities:

The candidate will work closely with the project manager to deliver the following deliverables: Support Design, implementation and day-to-day operations of various data platforms across data lifecycle (Collect, Store, Transform, Analyze, Visualize and Govern)Contribute to development of technology strategy, patterns, reference architectures etc. for data platforms across the data lifecycle mentioned above.Evaluate technologies and platforms to identify best-fit for business needsEnsure integration of platforms across other enterprise solutions to support single-sign-on and seamless data flowsConfigure data platforms within World Bank ecosystem to enable business deliveryEnsure compliance of platforms with policies, security controls and network rulesPerform day-to-day operations in support of platforms, including but not limited to: o Incident, Problem Management, and Root-Cause Analysis o Access Management o Availability Management o Performance Management o Monitoring / Reporting o Utilization and Cost assignment etc.

Develop DevOps, Data pipelines, scripts etc. in support of agility and automationContribute to the design, development, and documentation of institutional assets and artifacts following World Bank Group standards.Ensure that data validation processes, Data Quality control standards, testing strategy, and test plans are applied to data applications.Work with the Enterprise Architecture group and the Office of Information Security (OIS) to comply with relevant standards.Work with application team leads to refine and tighten the security framework and access control for internal and external information sharing, including secured/confidential information sharing.Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion.Work with application team leads to develop governance processes for managing services (version control), support services, service migration, monitoring and evaluation of services.Document definitions for all new data constructs and record the enhancements in a standard document.Contribute to the support and maintenance of existing body of data model and applications currently in production within the BI Data landscape.

Selection Criteria

Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience The candidate should have the following core skill sets: Strong understanding of technology management principles with good understanding of cloud-based platforms and best practices in data and analyticsExperience in designing, building and supporting platforms across data lifecycle (Collect, Store, Transform, Analyze, Visualize and Govern)Experience in evaluating multiple technologies, ability to develop decision frameworksGood understanding of application development lifecycleUnderstanding Resource Management, deployment, access management, networking, resource isolation, high-availability, disaster-recovery for data platform services in Azure oHands-on experience with Azure Data platform related services is a plus oProven experience as an Azure PaaS service Administration or equivalent role is a plus oMigration of legacy data workloads to cloud is a plus oHands-on experience with Power BI is a plus Hands-on experience with at least 3 of the Azure Data Platforms oAzure Data Factory oAzure Data Lake Gen1/2 oAzure Storage oAzure SQL DB oAzure SQL Datawarehouse oAzure Postgres oAzure Synapse oAzure Cosmos DB oAzure HD Insight oAzure Databricks oAzure Event Hub oAzure Media Services Well-rounded technology experience including 3 or more years of experience working in an Enterprise environment, large teams, and collaborating with multiple departments to deliver projectsKnowledge of Data Integration Concepts, Cloud Native Architecture concepts with focus on automation.Ability to keep up to date with Cloud offerings and solutionsExperience in working across global delivery modelExperience in various development methodologies and Agile/Scrum principlesAbility to participate in multiple complex programs at the same time in an agile environmentExcellent organizational and time management skills and a keen sense of priorities.Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and teamwork skills 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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