Data and Integration Architect (P4), Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Thursday, 28 July 2022

Data and Integration Architect(P4)

( 2022/0368 (013961) )

Organization: MTIT-Business Technology Coordination Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2022-06-30, 10:04:48 AM

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Regular

Probation Period : 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programmes and management. It is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an ICT strategy, for setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat and for managing central ICT services. The IAEA’s ICT infrastructure comprises hardware and software platforms, and cloud and externally-hosted services. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices.The Business Technology Coordination Section (BTCS) manages the implementation of the IAEA Business Technology Strategic Plan, coordinates the development of Agency ICT policies, standards and guidelines, and facilitates ICT governance across the Secretariat. BTCS also provides project and product management and information architecture services to the Division of Information Technology.

Main Purpose

The Data and Integration Architect (DIA), reporting to the head of the Business Technology Coordination Section, leads the design and implementation of the Agency’s data and integration architecture, strategy, and governance

Role

The Data and Integration Architect

understands and advocates for the strategic use of information assets to drive business outcomes

enhances the quality, consistency, reliability, and access to data

roadmaps and stewards the data and integration architecture

advocates for the efficient and effective utilization and exchange of data within and external to the Agency

leads a community of practice for data and integration within the Agency

serves as business owner for the visualization tools, data models, APIs, and supporting platforms used to facilitate data and information exchange

Functions / Key Results Expected

Drive and maintain the Agency’s data and integration strategy

Research and explore data and integration technologies that could further the Agency’s leverage of data visualization, analysis, and integration.

Educates the main stakeholders in the organization on how to use and integrate data, and influences adoption effectively, efficiently, and securely.

Establish a governance model to provide oversight to the technology solutions supporting data analysis and integration

Provide thought leadership and practical guidance for how to apply data and integration technologies to address business needs across the Agency

Provide stewardship over the Agency’s data and integration architectures to ensure they are cohesive and leveraging the most appropriate technologies

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition

Communication

Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.

Achieving Results

Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.

Teamwork

Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Planning and Organizing

Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition

Client orientation

Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.

Commitment to continuous process improvement

Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.

Technical/scientific credibility

Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Information Technology

Information Security and Risk Management

Strong knowledge of secure coding techniques and information security.

Information Technology

Project Management

Extensive experience in managing moderate to complex IT projects using PM methodology such as PMP or Prince2.

Information Technology

Software Development

Strong knowledge of Software Engineering processes and the Software Engineering life cycle;
Information Technology

Software Engineering

Strong knowledge of IT Solution Architecture.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Computer Science, Data Management, Data Analytics, IT Management or Software Engineering

A first level University Degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the above mentioned educational areas with three additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Other

Integration Certifications, such as Oracle Cloud Application Integration Specialist

Other

The Open Group Architecture Framework

Other

Data Engineering Certifications

Other

Project management certification in PMP or PRINCE2 is preferred.

Other

Data Analytics Certifications, such as PowerBI Data Analyst

A minimum of seven years‘ relevant experience in Information Technology (software and/or hardware development), of which at least three years should have been in managing the development or deployment of data analysis, management, and integration solutions.

Experience designing, architecting, and leading the implementation of data analytics, data management, and integration architectures using commercial products from Microsoft and Oracle.

Experience using and/or establishing governance models over data and integration architectures

Experience working cross-departmentally.

Experience leading the data and/or integration architecture for an organization

Experience using various technologies, including:

(1) Data Visualization, such as PowerBI, Tableau, or others

(2) Data Analysis, such as SQL Reporting Services, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, SPSS, Python, or others

(3) API-based Integration Services, such as Oracle’s cloud-based platform, MuleSoft, Software AG, or others

(4) Data Platform, such as SQL Server, Oracle, CKAN, MongoDB, or others

Good understanding of software and data engineering processes and life cycle.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $75602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 27292*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

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Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1656622430939