Background information – ITG

The UNOPS Information Technology Group (ITG) unit is focused on innovation and harnessing cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs.

Working with UNOPS IT Group is a unique opportunity to deliver systems to users around the world – making an impact on development and solving practical problems for the UNOPS workforce and thereby help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

ITG’s goal is to provide greater effectiveness, efficiency, and differentiation to UNOPS products and services. UNOPS IT Group is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS IT infrastructure and business applications. The unit includes Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Solutions Designers, Developers and QA Testers from all around the world who are based primarily in Denmark and Thailand.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Client IT Projects function within ITG exists to provide direct support for UNOPS projects, leveraging technology to help achieve their outputs while retaining an overall perspective on how solutions can provide benefits for UNOPS and its projects’ beneficiaries globally.

UNOPS is seeking Senior Developers who are comfortable using modern software tools and techniques to respond to diverse requirements from project teams and are able to adapt to the changing technology landscape over time.

The position is for one year only.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Client IT Projects Lead, the Web/Database Developer works closely with other members of the ITG team to undertake developments in order to deliver business solutions that deliver value to Client Projects while remaining aligned with ITG standards and frameworks. The Web/Database Developer will primarily focus on:

1. Develop business applications

2. Technical review and testing

3. Knowledge management and innovation

1. Develops business applications through the production of code artefacts

  • Implements web applications through the development of code artifacts by utilizing:

– modern application development platforms

– SQL Server or other organisationally approved data/database platforms

– Organisationally approved JavaScript frameworks (ExtJS, Angular, React, etc.)

  • Analyses, designs, coordinates and develops detailed technical specifications and translates them into solutions

  • Develops new modules/functionality within existing systems

  • Ensures optimal performance, scalability, and usability of business applications by adhering to established and evolving architectural standards developed by the Enterprise Architecture team and Platforms team

  • Maintains detailed technical documentation

2. Performs technical review and testing of code for business applications

  • Reviews own and other team members / external developers code to ensure quality and adherence to coding standards and practices instituted within the team

  • Undertakes unit and other forms of technical testing of business applications, ensuring that business applications work as intended and making sure the applications are optimized in terms of performance and usability. Suggests new approaches and/or tools that may be used to improve testing

  • Performs technical testing of existing and new functionality and when upgrades/patches are applied

  • Assists the Testing and Quality Assurance team in troubleshooting anomalies, understanding impacts and identifying solutions to bugs or gaps in functionality

  • Adequately documents all work activities, including code specifications and test plans

3. Embeds relevant knowledge management and innovation

  • Contributes ideas, concerns and suggested approaches during technical design sessions with other developers

  • Contributes to the specification of web applications, ensuring high graphical and UX standards are met and brand consistency is adhered to as specified by the Enterprise Architecture and Platforms team

  • Contributes through evidence-based opinions during UX design sessions with other developers and provides feedback to the Enterprise Architecture and Platforms team on established design standards

  • Stays up to date with emerging technologies and where appropriate, advocates for their consideration

  • Advocates for the development of new, innovative concepts that could be implemented in addition to or as a replacement for existing solutions

For more details about the position please visit the following link: https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21687

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