Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant – DevOps Engineer, (Local);(UNICC Partnership)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Gaza
Posting Period: 16 June 2022 - 29 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-UNRWA - Information Management - Gaza-184212-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

Work Location

Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, or West Bank

Expected duration

¿ The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
¿ Remuneration for this consultancy will be 1,800 USD, depending on the fund availability, qualifications, and relevant experience.
¿ The incumbent can be in any UNRWA field of operations (Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, or West Bank).

Duties and Responsibilities

¿ Works as part of the DevOps transformation core team in developing the automation scripts for the creation of projects using Atlassian tools and Azure DevOps
¿ Develops scripts to automate the pipeline creation for CI & CD in Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Azure DevOps
¿ Develops scripts to create Containers and deploy the applications to the containers
¿ Develops scripts to create Containers and deploy the test automation scripts to the containers
¿ Integrates the components (Application/Test script Build & deploy) to the pipeline
¿ Reviews the codes developed by the peers and follows the standard and principles set by the core transformation team
¿ Manages changes, bugs, and enhancements for the scripts modifies the automation scripts where necessary, and tests their applicability to ensure they conform to specifications.
¿ Integrates the code developed by other teams (like Infrastructure, Security, Testing)
¿ Bug test the automation script to ensure its reliability and stability.
¿ Ensures systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats
¿ Prepares the necessary technical documentation for the areas automated for future reference in confluence
¿ Applies industry standards and best practices in writing and performing codes, testing, and compliance with security standards and policies for the produced artifacts.
¿ Performs any other related duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
¿ A university degree or master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in information technology, information management, Information systems, computer science, computer engineering, Software engineering, Business Administration, Management, or other related disciplines;

Experience:
¿ A minimum of 7 years of experience for a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years for a master’s degree in development with the following technologies/tools or seven years of programming experience in languages, or related.
o Application performance monitoring tools like New Relic
o Docker
o Kubernetes
o CI/CD tools, like Bitbucket, Bamboo, Azure DevOps
o API manager

¿ Good knowledge and sound understanding of IT fundamentals and technologies pertinent to creating business solutions (software development and testing, architecture, applications, databases, integration, infrastructure, and networks)
¿ Must have hands-on experience in creating automation scripts using Atlassian & Azure DevOps tools
¿ Must know a programming language (Java frameworks, C#), applications development, and technical architecture
¿ Must be technologically savvy, demonstrating the ability to easily adapt to new and unfamiliar technologies, software, and systems
¿ Must have a good understanding of business applications, technologies & software
¿ Must have hands-on experience in creating and managing the Container and deploying applications to the containers
¿ Must know Kubernetes clusters, creating and managing deployments in Kubernetes
¿ Must have work experience in Integrating different components (like Infrastructure, Security, and Testing) into the Pipeline

Competency:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal and collaborative skills.
• A high degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision.
• High level of personal integrity and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
• Ability to deliver quality results
• Ability to deliver independently with minimal supervision
• Strong technical expertise.


Language:
¿ Fluent in spoken and written English.
¿ Knowledge of Spanish or another official United Nations language is desirable.

Additional Information

UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities for Palestinian refugees in Gaza. With this new collaboration, UNRWA becomes a provider of Information Management, Technology services, and capacity augmentation to the UNICC technical team on a cost-recovery basis through IMTD/IT Service Center (ITSC) in HQ-Gaza.

United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost-recovery basis.

The UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking a DevOps Engineer responsible for implementing and supporting the ongoing DevOps transformation.

The consultant will report administratively to Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarters Gaza and technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).

¿ Please indicate if you are a Palestinian Refugee and provide your registration card number if applicable.

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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