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Integration Architect (SGIS) (P4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Security policy
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-12

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Organizational Setting

The Department of Safeguards (SG) is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically challenging environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries.

The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions\: three Operations Divisions\: A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions\: Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services; as well as three Offices\: the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.


The main objective of the Department is to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system in order to draw independent, impartial and timely safeguards conclusions, thus providing credible assurances to the international community that States are in compliance with their safeguards obligations. The departmental operating environment is interactive, participative and dynamic with continuous inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy- and decision-makers, as well as counterparts in Member States and in the international development community.

The Development Section provides ICT services to the Department of Safeguards and Member States, working cooperatively with staff in the Operations Divisions and the Technical Divisions to plan, establish and maintain information systems. The Section specializes in providing system analysis, software design, and implementation and maintenance services. The Section follows and implements best practices in the areas of software engineering, project management and quality management and continuously monitors the Department's information related needs so that they can be met through requests for new or enhanced ICT solutions.

Main Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead of the Application Development Team the Integration Architect will define, implement and maintain our integration and data strategy policies, guidelines, and technology to ensure an effective approach is applied across the organization.


The Integration Architect is\: (1) an architect, proving strategy, policy, and standards to support the ongoing integration of our applications, data and services (2) a developer, who develops solutions for our shared service architecture to improve discoverability, reliability and performance (3) a technical manager of various projects, who can provide technical advice to implement high quality solutions that delight our stakeholders.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Responsible for defining the strategic and technical roadmap for the Department of Safeguard’s integration platform.
  • Design and implement solutions for data flows between applications, services, databases, and networks.
  • Responsible for ensuring the integration platform complies with the Departmental information security policy, security model and security controls.
  • Under the guidance of the Team Leader they will implement technical projects, including defining the requirements and managing work packages for development teams.
  • Communicate and coordinate with development teams to ensure that the technical standards are used effectively.
  • Training and knowledge sharing across teams and Divisions.


Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
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.
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.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
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.
Commitment to continuous process improvement Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.
Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Information Technology Application Architecture Extensive experience in designing integration architectures and lead service interface design with reusable artefacts and specifications (XSD, WSDL, WADL, etc.) and development experience working with XML, JSON, SOAP, REST.
Information Technology Computer Programming Extensive knowledge of high level languages including object orientation and frameworks such as .NET or Java, DB languages, and scripting languages. Experience in .NET, .NET Core, and SQL Server.
Information Technology IT Security Extensive knowledge of Identity and Authorization management approaches including claims based identity and Kerberos. Knowledge of basic cryptographic concepts (e.g. PKI).
Information Technology Software Development Experience in agile software methods such as SCRUM. Knowledge of DevOps and how to support continuous delivery with a distributed architecture while at the same time ensuring security and availability.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills


  • A minimum of an advanced university degree in computer science or other related field. A first level university degree in computer science or other related field, with 3 additional years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Practitioner certification in Prince2 would be an advantage. Certifications in other project management methodologies and software development is desirable.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in software development, of which at least three years should have been in managing the development or deployment of medium to large information systems.
  • Proven experience as technical leader for a team of software developers.
  • Relevant practical experience in the architecture, design and development of integration solutions.
  • 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 $73516 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 29333, 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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