Job Opening

Posting Title: TCND/ Consultant Senior Backend Engineer
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 20 May 2022 - 26 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Africa-181795-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

National ID Program is looking for an experienced, passionate and innovative Senior Backend Engineer to support the design and implementation of modern applications, engage modern automated software engineering processes, and build highly scalable applications on a state of the art hyper-converged infrastructure.

Work Location

Addis Ababa

Expected duration

6 months starting from the date of the signature of the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Background

The Government of Ethiopia is implementing a digital National ID Program (NIDP) initiative focused on rolling out an identification system that is aligned with international best practices, including the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development.

Led by the National ID Program and supported by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT), NID is a five-year program (2021 – 2026) set to introduce a new nation-wide foundational digital ID that will gradually serve all Identity use-cases in the nation — to offer an inclusive, residence-based and digital identification system, and ultimately support Ethiopia’s digital transformation agenda. The NID initiative will be implemented in various phases, including an initial pilot period, to enable lessons learned and technical iterations prior to a scale-up and nationwide roll-out throughout Ethiopia. The pilot phase will be complete in the first quarter of 2022, after which transition to the main country roll-out will take place. Technology-wise, an Ethiopian custom-version of the Modular Open-Source Identification Platform (MOSIP) will be used as the ID Management System.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Director of Technology, Climate Change & Natural Resource Management Division (TCND) and the supervision of the Chief of the Technology and Innovation Section, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:

¿ Be an active member of the National ID team focused on requirement analysis, design, planning, and building highly scalable backend applications.
¿ Collaborate with the DevOps engineers to plan, implement, deploy and manage CI/CD pipelines for backend applications.
¿ Mentor and share knowledge, experiences and best practices with other software engineers, guide and support software engineering interns.
¿ Be an escalation point for technical issues in production.
¿ Maintain detailed source code, API and other technical documentation necessary to onboard other engineers.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in a field related to computer science or software engineering or related field or other relevant area is required. A first-level university degree in a field related to computer science or software engineering or related field of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in software engineering experience is required.
Experience in orchestration and automation especially in a Dell environment is desirable.
Understanding of APIs/interface standards such as SOAP, REST, JSON/XML-RPC is desirable.
Experience working with Dell information storage devices and understanding ISM concepts is desirable.
Excellent knowledge of software engineering and secure coding practices using Python, Java and other object-oriented languages is desirable.
Detailed understanding of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure concepts in a Dell environment is desirable.
Understanding of networking concepts and experience deploying applications on top of Dell networking infrastructure is desirable.
Experience building and deploying applications for a zero-trust environment and understanding of network security concepts as it relates to Palo Alto firewalls is desirable.
Excellent team player, enjoys working and collaborating in an agile team environment is desirable.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills you effortlessly translate complex technical concepts for a non-technical audience is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working language of the United Nations. For the consultancy advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the other language is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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