Information Technology Developer

Food and Agriculture Organization

Rome, Italy

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The Information Technology Division (CSI) is responsible for all IT activities within the Organization. CSI performs on behalf of the Organization the following critical roles: defining FAO IT policies and providing strategic advice on IT architecture and standards, governance, policy and operational matters while monitoring organizational compliance; defining the mechanisms for managing FAO's information and data; protecting FAO's information assets and ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability; ensuring provision of IT services that are core for the Organization's global operations and supporting the information and business processes; coordinating organization-wide IT activities in order to reduce duplication and fragmentation and to increase integration of information data, systems and platforms, mobilizing IT resources from across the Organization. 

Fighting against hunger requires the best and most innovative software developers, committed to change the world for the most vulnerable people. The consultant has to be comfortable working under high pressure in a rapid-changing environment, being a self-learner and independent person. Reporting Lines The Software Developer reports to a software development technical team leader under the overall direction of the Senior Software Development Officer.

Reporting Lines :

Depending on the role assigned, the incumbent will report to the Information Technology Officer, or the Project Lead.

Tasks and responsibilities :

Depending on the profile, the incumbent will support, lead or execute the following duties with respect to information systems:

  • Participate in an Agile software development team, building high quality and effective software products that deliver real solutions in the shortest time. 
  • Develop applications using SDLC methodologies such as CI/CD models and tools. 
  • Participate in design discussions, develop mock-ups and translate business requirements into technical tasks. 
  • Develop, test, debug and maintain applications; address systems performance issues and crashes as per operations requests when necessary. 
  • Ensure coherency and compliance with appropriate organizational standards in close collaboration with quality assurance (QA), information security (InfoSec) and user experience functions (UX).

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements :

  • For consultants: University degree or equivalent in Computer Science, IT engineering or Professional Software Engineer. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. 
  • For PSAs: University Degree or equivalent technical experience in the subject. Working knowledge of English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian. 
  • At least 1 year of professional experience working as a software developer, project lead or project support in complex software solutions or large development teams.