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Senior Application Development Specialist – Home Based

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United States

Senior Application Development Specialist – Home Based

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: UNDP 
  • Deadline: 2023-11-23
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Scope of Work

Under the Supervision of the Chief, Data Management Serivces, the Senior Application Development Specialist will perform the following tasks:

1)           Manage and support applications for MPTF Gateway

•            Manage the project meeting with business counterparts

•            Support the MPTF fund management application

•            Support the MPTF project management application

•            Manage the application interfaces between DW and Gateway frontends.

2)           Develop business solutions using SharePoint Framework and Azure hosted SharePoint App

•            Architecting solutions

•            Develop applications using Microsoft best practices

•            Deploy applications by leveraging  CI/CD pipelines

•            Preparing and presenting in-house trainings.

3)           Monitoring events, managing vendors

•            Monitoring and evaluating events, alerts, and notifications from SharePoint admin panel and other 3rd party tools

•            Managing engagements and deliverables with our vendors.

Institutional Arrangement

•            The Senior Application Development Specialist will report to the Chief of Data Management Services



Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area Name Definition
Information Management & Technology User Experience and business analyst Capacity to translate efficiently users needs in IT requirements around human-centred design principles. Knowledge of ServiceNow, Oracle Cloud, SalesForce, and Microsoft 365 an asset.
Digital & Innovation IT Quality Management Ability to manage quality of IT services. ISO 9001, 20000. Certification in ITIL is desirable.
Digital & Innovation Digital business analysis Ability to support digital business processes across a range of digital projects, programmes, and activities
Digital & Innovation Digital product management Ability to design and lead digital product development including testing, ongoing product iteration, product strategy and delivery.
Digital & Innovation Programming, Web and App Development Ability to build websites, platforms and apps that are effective and intuitive to use.
Information Management & Technology IT Customer Support Ability to support customers on IT related issues and generate and contribute to continuous improvement processes to deliver a great user experience. Knowledge of ISO 9001 desirable. ITIL of ISO 20000 certification or similar is desirable.


Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

Min. Academic Education

Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering, or related discipline. Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of additional experience can be considered in lieu of Master`s.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • With Master’s degree 7 years of relevant work experience preferably in the areas of data management, computer science, DevOps, or related activities at national or international level.
  • With Bachelor’s degree 9 years of relevant work experience preferably in the areas of data management, computer science, DevOps, or related activities at national or international level.

Required skills and competencies

  • In-depth experience working in developing SharePoint Applications is required;
  • In-depth experience with programming languages such as C# is required;
  • In-depth experience with DevOps is required;
  • Experience in developing building integrations with REST APIs; experience in using PostMan for building REST API is required;
  • Capturing and documenting business and technical requirements is required;
  • Impact analysis and preparing high level design document is required;

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Data platform is desired;
  • Experience with Quantum/Quantum+ datasets is desired;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development and application of newly acquired skills is desired;
  • UN work experience will be an asset

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of other UN language is desired


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