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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna | IAEA Headquarters
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Energy sector
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Engineering
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-14

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Software Engineer(P3)

Vienna (Austria) | IAEA Headquarters

Organizational Setting

The Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programmes and management. It is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an ICT strategy, for setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat and for managing central ICT services. The IAEA's ICT infrastructure comprises state of the art hardware and software platforms in a partially decentralized environment. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices.The Business Solutions Section provides information systems development and support services to IAEA programme areas and to the IAEA as a whole.The Management Solutions Unit (MSU), which is part of MTIT's Business Solutions Section (MTIT/BSS), provides business IT solutions to meet IAEA-wide management requirements. The MSU is led by a Unit Head, who reports to the Head of the Business Solutions section.

Main Purpose

The Software Engineer provides advice and support for computerized solutions aimed at improving business processes and systems to meet organizational needs and also applies technical knowledge to create effective information systems.


The Software Engineer is a\: (1) project manager, initiating, planning, executing and controlling agreed work; (2) developer, performing relevant software engineering disciplines either as a leader or a member of a team; (3) resource for the Section, taking part in various activities as required, such as quality assurance and continuous process improvements.

Functions / Key Results Expected

• Assume leadership of software projects.
• Carry out requirements analysis and the design of software systems.
• Construct software to meet designed solutions, using modern software tools.
• Implement software systems, including acceptance testing, user training and the preparation of documentation.
• Provide software maintenance and technical support for existing software systems.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Change Management Adapts to changing circumstances, including emergencies and other unexpected situations.
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
Client orientation Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Information Technology Application Architecture Knowledge of one or more of the following platforms is desired\: SharePoint 2013, WPF and MS Office Development.
Information Technology Computer Programming Knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages is desired\: Visual Basic .NET, PHP, Java or C/C
Information Technology Database Management Thorough knowledge of relational database management software (e.g. SQL Server) and SQL; knowledge of Windows client/server environments.
Information Technology Information Security Strong knowledge of secure coding techniques and information security.
Information Technology Project Management Experience in managing software development projects following Project Management methodology such as PMP or Prince2.Knowledge of MS Project.
Information Technology Quality Management Experience applying best practices for developing quality products. Experience in an ISO9001 or CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) work environment is desirable.
Information Technology Software Engineering Experience in the use of established formal methods and a disciplined approach to software engineering. Experience with agile methods such as SCRUM.
Information Technology Web Development Thorough knowledge of web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX; C# and ASP.NET (Web Forms and/or MVC);

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor's Degree - in Software Engineering or a related field (such as information management, electronic engineering or computer science).

A minimum of 5 years of working experience in software development.

Internationally recognized certification in secure coding techniques for software development is desirable.

Internationally recognized certification in Project Management such as PMP or Prince2 is desirable.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $58583 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 20738, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values)\: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

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