IT Analyst, Data and Information Management

The World Bank, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th May, 2019

Job Description

About the World Bank Group:

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

The WBG is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate ground breaking knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries.

ITS services range from: establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development partners; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the WBG, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions.

ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity.

As a unit within the WB Ops and Corporate (ITSOC), ITSDA provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support the operations of the WBG. Functions provided ensure that the systems meet the business needs of users and external clients to lead business processes for the World Bank. The current application landscape encompasses the core technologies include Oracle, SQL Server, Business Objects, Tableau, Cisco Information Server (Composite), SAP BW/Hana, Informatica, .Net, HTML 5, CSS Frameworks, SharePoint and many others. Our plans are to migrate our on-prem data repositories and re-engineer based on new cloud architectures in the coming years.

ITSDA is seeking a recent college graduate or minimal experience to work together with existing Data engineers/architects, in the architecture of complex data management environment. You will work with existing data engineers/architects in the management of data and work with data delivery teams and use standard methodology approaches to deliver information through either BI applications or data as-a-service via APIs. The data analyst will work closely with data architects (to determine what data management systems are appropriate) and data scientists (to determine what data are needed for analysis). The position requires a highly motivated and versatile individual with sound technical knowledge, extensive data management skills via SQL or other tools. The data analyst's main responsibility will be to learn standard methodology data management techniques working in the data lifecycle management.

Duties and Accountabilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Analyst are the following:

  • Work with data architects and data engineers in using standard methodology data management techniques
  • Employ a variety of languages and tools (e.g. scripting languages) to integrate systems together
  • Be able to understand business requirements for data and write them in a way that can be understood by business and technical teams.
  • Work with data scientist, business process staff and capture requirements via a Business Requirement Document (BRD)
  • Working with team leads, learn to develop detail estimates of effort in all items related to data
  • Work together with data analyst to model data for staging into a data warehouse and architect data warehouse multidimensional models
  • Develop data set processes for data modeling, mining and production
  • Build custom software components (e.g. specialized UDFs) and analytics applications
  • Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality
  • Collaborate with data architects, modelers and IT team members on project goals
  • Learn to build data pipelines to collect data and move it into storage;
  • Preparing the data as part of an ETL or ELT process;
  • Work with complex technical data stores such as Hadoop, Amazon S3, relational databases, Azure BLOB, Azure Data Lake store, and MS Azure DW
  • Ensure data is ready for use by consuming application, analyst and scientist.
  • Design, develop and maintain services as part of enterprise service inventory, with focus on Service Normalization patterns. Ensure implementation of approaches to reduce redundancy in service logic and governance burden.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the business processes and data and apply the knowledge towards the design and development of SOA applications.
  • Perform analysis of system data to identify patterns, exceptions and erroneous data
  • Ensure that data validation processes, data quality control standards, testing strategy and test plans for data services are applied to applications.
  • Work with the Project Lead to refine and tighten the security framework and access control for internal and external information/data sharing.
  • Work with the Project Lead to develop governance processes for running services (version control), support services, service migration, monitoring and evaluation of services.
  • Document definitions for all new data constructs and document the improvements in a standard document and/or metadata repository.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience. Master’s degree with 2 years of applicable experience desirable
  • You should be able to write complex SQL statements to talk to different database systems.
  • You should have a solid understanding of modern databases, such as: relational, multidimensional, graph, noSQL and others.
  • Solid understanding of agile software development methodology.
  • Apprehend computer languages that deal with databases for read/write.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, a keen sense of priorities and adept to communicate effectively.
  • You should possess excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills in operating collaboratively across organizational boundaries.


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