Responsibilities and tasks
- Lead the application development team to successfully design, develop, and deliver applications.
- Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship.
- Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits, including implementation of a code repository and version control mechanism.
- Collaborate with other users, in-house domain specialists, programme managers, and programme coordinators to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web- and desktop-based geospatial applications built on proprietary and open source platforms.
- Lead the collection and documentation of user’s requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans.
- Guide the preparation of reports, manuals, and other documentation on the status, operation, and maintenance of software.
- Design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards.
- Supervise the deployment of application at user environment.
- Work with teammates in the migration, redesign, and integration of existing applications in new platforms.
- Analyze and resolve technical and application problems.
- Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and other affected parties.
- Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on time and within budget.
- MSc degree in Computer Science/Geo Informatics.
- A minimum five years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience in geospatial application development with a focus on natural resource management, decision support system, agriculture and food security, and disaster management.
- Proven experience in engaging with various users to design and develop user friendly geospatial applications.
- Good programming skills in C#/Python, etc., and good web development experience in C# ASP.NET or Django.
- Good experience in designing and developing spatial and non-spatial databases. Proven skills in working with MS SQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
- Fluency in English.
- Strong analytical and report writing skills.
- Content knowledge: Advance content knowledge on Earth observation and geospatial information applications.
- Report writing: Ability to contribute to the preparation and consolidation of reports and publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.
- Management and coordination: Ability to design and coordinate innovative research, and understanding of project cycle, including operational planning and monitoring.
- Result and impact orientation: Ability to proactively generate concrete results.
- Teamwork and cooperation: Ability to work smoothly and effectively with others in intercultural teams to establish constructive ideas or solutions that meet the team objective.
- Developing others: Actively supports a continuous learning culture and gives constructive feedback.
- Networking and stakeholder management: Ability to establish networks with strategic institutions, and effectively communicate with stakeholders.
- Continuous improvement and Innovation: Ability to use new technologies and pro-actively come up with new approaches and integrate them with the expertise of others.
- Impactful communication: Demonstrates active listening skills and is able to explain and discuss more complex ideas.
Gender and Equity Policy
Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.
Method of application
Applicants are requested to apply online before 01 April 2018 through ICIMOD’s online application system.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.