Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Global Technical Team (GTT) of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) in Vienna. The Data Engineer reports to Chief of GTT. This role includes building, managing and optimizing data architectures and services to support the production of analytics, in compliance with data governance, protection, privacy and security requirements. The Data Engineer closely supports the work of data analysts and data scientists.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Data Engineer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manage, support and deliver Unite Conferences project by acting as Technical Team Lead.
• Manage, support and deliver gData project by acting as Technical Team Lead.
• Manage, support and deliver Umoja CEM project by acting as Technical Team Lead.
• Manage, support and deliver DGACM/EO automation and integration needs, as a separate CEM workstream or project by acting as Technical Team Lead.
• Manage data governance, protection and security in their area.
• Manage the design and development of data infrastructures and formal design documents.
• Manage database infrastructures, data pipelines, and data catalogues with a focus on cost and performance optimization, as well as security.
• Manage and deliver data integration work across projects and with the Department's Chief Data Officer, both in relation to the above-mentioned OICT mandated tasks and CEM change requirements. This includes CEM automation and integration tasks that cannot be delivered by the existing gProjects, to support the DGACM Executive Office.
• Direct the work and performance management as First Reporting Officer of a G7 Data Engineer Assistant and contractors as required for the project roadmap.
• Act as Officer in Charge of the Chief of GTT when required.
• Professionalism: Knowledge of data analysis life cycle from ingest and wrangling to analysis and visualization to present findings. Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service. Knowledge of Agile Software Development methodologies. Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets. Ability in managing and communicating data warehouse plans to internal clients. Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, user authentication/authorization, integration with external systems and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores. Ability to oversee and quality-check work completed by other team members. Process oriented with great documentation skills. Ability to convey complex / difficult data science topics to clients in a relatable manner. Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence-based decisions. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
• Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability
and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines
are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback
and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data management, information systems, information science or a related quantitative field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in software development, architecture, data management, data integration, modeling, optimization and other relevant areas is required.
A minimum of five years of experience in a production environment, in designing and developing applications using C# and .NET is required.
A minimum of five years of experience with MS-SQL database programming language is required.
A minimum of three years of experience in designing application and data integration and/or pipeline architectures which must include ingesting data through different methods such as message queues, database connections, flat files, REST, or specific API’s, is required.
A minimum of two years of experience with Azure cloud-based infrastructure is required.
A minimum of one year of experience in DevOps tool chains consisting of tools like Azure DevOps and experience with the deployment of data pipelines is required.
A minimum of one year of experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with stakeholders in support of analytics initiatives is required.
A minimum one year of experience designing enterprise data warehouses, data marts and/or master data management solutions is desirable.
A minimum of one year of experience working with Microsoft PowerBI is desirable.
A minimum one year of experience working with Identity Server 4 and Azure Active Directory is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and renewal therefore subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Individual contractors and consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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