IT Officer, Data and Information Management I, Washington, United States

Organization: The World Bank

Country: United States

City: Washington, United States

Office: World Bank in Washington, United States

Closing date: Friday, 12 February 2021

IT Officer, Data and Information Management I

Job #: req10639

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Information Technology

Grade: GF

Term Duration: 4 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 2/12/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


About the World Bank Group:

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, the WBG works with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.

ITS Vice Presidency Context:

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.

Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.

ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.

Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.

ITSTR Context

The Finance Complex Financial Technology unit supporting Treasury Systems (ITSTR) provides highly specialized technology services to all business lines within Treasury. The World Bank Treasury (Treasury) provides asset management, banking and debt management, and capital markets services to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and its affiliates and member countries, and to other official-sector institutions. Treasury also carries out extensive collaborations with finance officials of member countries and their agencies with the objective of building members‘ capacity in public wealth and debt management. The scale of these activities is substantial: Treasury currently manages an annual funding program of US$60 to 70 billion through debt issuances of IBRD and IDA. Treasury leads a global team of capital markets professionals in the prudent management of US$200 billion debt portfolio; US$170 billion asset portfolio being managed for the World Bank Group and over 70+ clients.

The group comprises approximately 60 staff and consultants, located at World Bank headquarters and in Chennai, India. ITSTR supports financial applications and technology infrastructure in areas including investment, liquidity, funding, and asset-liability management.

Using existing staff as benchmark, it has been observed that the level of maturity required for this type of work (IT Officer, Data and Information Management) is more frequently found in candidates having a minimum 7 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s degree and 5 years‘ experience with Master’s degree. However, the quality of the candidate’s work experience carries considerable weight in the selection process.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Assume the role of an Independent contributor as an IT professional responsible for design of databases for financial applications which includes data models, data quality, effective acquisition, integration, data management and communication of data;This role includes experience with applications that perform trade capture, settlement, accounting, valuation, quantitative analysis, market data capture, curve construction, call monitoring, SWIFT messaging, collateral management and reporting.Identify user requirements, implements data integration, data management, set up databases, and test and coordinate modifications to the systems.Mentors less experienced staff on their technical and professional development contributing to the implementation, maintenance, and operation of business-critical financial applications supporting the World Bank’s Treasury business lines.Maintains a consistent view of enterprise data definitions and vocabularies to ensure consistency in process and quality.Develops and recommends architecture framework based on the logical data model for operational stores, data marts, and content management stores.

Promotes the reuse of existing data objects and entities across the enterprise to reduce cost and meet business requirements.

Drives consistent standards for data management, and analysis tools and techniques to advise on the applications development process and to ensure compliance requirements are met for both structured and unstructured data.Has good understanding of systems architectural issues and factors them into recommendations.

May manage the technical design and/or serve as the project manager for small to medium sized projects or contribute to the technical design of large sized projects.

Manages vendors necessary to complete the project. Coordinate with vendors and consultants, overseeing their deliverables to ensure that they satisfy requirements and meet World Bank standards.Conducts complete diagnosis and troubleshooting of most data management problems independently, factoring in a strong understanding of the applications and data architecture.Applies data analysis, data modeling, and quality assurance techniques to establish, modify, and maintain data structures and associated components.Contributes to the identification of data design options to meet business requirements for large and complex initiatives spanning multiple applications.Coordinate with project team members (BA’s, PM’s, Tech Leads, Developers, etc.)

Work with Enterprise Architects to ensure compliance with WBG standards and experience with Information

Security Team to satisfy its requirements/recommendations and support related security testing.Work with Infrastructure/Cloud Teams, Data Engineers, Network Admins, et al to oversee deployment, configuration, testing, operation, renewal, etc. of supporting IT infrastructure.

Business & Application Domain Knowledge

Treasury Investment & Capital Markets (Fixed-Income)Bonds & Swaps, Liquidity Management, Market DataMurex MX.3Numerix OneViewFinastra SummitQuantumSWIFTSailPoint ICAM

Technical Knowledge

Operating Systems

RHEL, Oracle LinuxSolarisWindows


Oracle, MS SQL Server, MongoDB

Database Related Technologies

Oracle Exadata Cluster ware, Real Application Clusters (RAC)VMware, VM Motion, Data Domain Data, Domain Boost,Oracle Forms, Oracle OID/LDAP, Oracle Advance Security (ASO)Oracle Data Guard, Storage Replication

Engineered Systems

Oracle Exadata series x8M-2, x4-2, x5-2 and x3-2, Exa-Gateway


Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM), SolarWinds, Exachk, Exa-Watcher

Web Servers/Technology

Apache Webserver, Oracle OHS, WebLogic, Oracle APEX & RESTful, ORDS, SODA, Oracle OMS, Tomcat Server


WebLogic, Tomcat

Languages/Data Formats

SQL, PL/SQLBash Shell ScriptingVersion ControlSubversionIssue Tracking/SDLC SupportJIRAServiceNow



Cloud Computing Platforms

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)Amazon Web Services (AWS)Microsoft Azure



Selection Criteria

Master’s degree with 5 years‘ experience in relevant disciple such as Computer Science or Bachelor’s degree with 7 years relevant experience.Ability to independently manage large, complex deliverables in an environment of shifting priorities.Sound engineering judgment about the differing tradeoffs of competing approaches to technical problems.Interest in learning institution’s technical and operational infrastructure, relevant institutional policies and procedures; ability to effectively liaise with stakeholders on policy and technical issues.Experience in Treasury Applications supporting front-office and back office systems using Database domains with financial definitions.Experience in conceptual, logical, and physical design techniques and knowledge to database development and maintenance. Provides design models and produces recovery, quality, security, and integrity is a must.Experience in formal methodologies and tools in the analysis, design and implementation of databases. Interprets logical and physical database schema for business content and relevance. Advises on issues regarding distributed databases in a multi-tier environment.Experience and Provide 24/7 Production Environment Support and managing High Availability environments using VMware Vmotion, Real Application Cluster (RAC), Failovers, Data Guard, RMAN and Cloning technologies using data domain is a must.Experience in Oracle Exadata x8M-2, Exadata Gateway, Exadata watcher, Exadata Check & coordinating with oracle platinum support teams is a must.Experience & implementation of MS SQL Server Database, Oracle Database, Oracle LDAP, Oracle Forms, Apache Tomcat, Oracle Application Express (APEX) & Oracle Restful Data Services (ORDS) is must.Experience in documenting and managing issues and actions for development projects and support activities.Self-starter able to provide creative, effective ways of overcoming project management and execution challenges.Proven ability to contribute to projects with some guidance; capacity to work both independently and in a team; and a willingness to seek advice and assistance.Sound theoretical and/or applied knowledge of archives database and information management systems.Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the Bank Group’s work and objectives. External candidates must at a minimum be familiar with the mission and objectives of the World Bank Group.Knowledge on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a Plus if certified.Excellent communication (oral & written) and collaboration skills.Proven conceptual, analytical and judgmental skills.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.