Head, Technology & Applications

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), WWF International office in Singapore, Singapore

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st August, 2016

Job Description

The Role:

  • Manages the digital platforms for the Network and Practices to enable them to communicate globally with external audiences
  • Builds and manages the platform for digital engagement including Content Management Systems, Global Photo Database, and the Global Digital Payment Platform to enable payment gateways
  • Supports Network offices with the website and CMS (Content Management System), provision of advice on IT matters related to external audiences
  • Develops new features with Digital to showcase global conservation work
  • Oversees vendor relationships for digital and infrastructure platforms

Main responsibilities:

  • Communicates clearly with a wide variety of business owners and developers to produce business and technical requirements;
  • Works with technical team to consolidate heterogeneous technologies into a core suite of products that are scalable, meet business needs and are supportable;
  • Develops and maintains a working relationship with web managers throughout the WWF network;
  • Manages remote staff managing their time effectively and producing quality products;
  • Evaluates software proactively to meet business needs including technologies such as ElasticSearch, Cloudflare, Ruby on Rails, NOSQL;
  • Potential first line support for important issues;
  • Monitors and manages hardware architecture requirements to provide fast reliable applications (including seeking synergies and cost benefits where applicable with ICT and other groups throughout the network);
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems in a variety of programming languages such as Java, Coldfusion, PHP, CSS and Javascript;
  • Produces strategies and procedures to ensure bug free development and smooth deployments;
  • Reviews applications on a regular basis to identify quick wins by leveraging common attributes or goals between them;
  • Setup a development platform to work with both internal and external developers using concepts such as source control, continuous integration and requirements and bug tracking. 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • University degree preferably in Computer Science or equivalent working experience of 10+ years;
  • 4-5 years experience with LAMP technologies;
  • Experience with semantic technologies desirable;
  • Experience in running large websites;
  • Familiar with agile product management such as SCRUM and waterfall approaches;
  • Experience with Coldfusion, Java and Javascript;
  • Experience with ANSI SQL, PL SQL and Transact SQL using Oracle, MySQL or equivalent.
  • Ability to manage knowledge and information via web-based services;
  • Ability to communicate effectively via email;
  • Ability to organize information and present it in a logical way;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff and external vendors;
  • Ability to prepare statistical information, analyse and present results;
  • Superior communication skills;
  • Organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Adept at using online resources for ongoing-education and technical support;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English; fluency Spanish is highly beneficial;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 

How to apply?

  • Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  
  • We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
  • Work permit restrictions may apply. 
  • Deadline for applications: 01 August 2016


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