Senior iSTARS developer

International Civil Aviation Organization

Montreal, Canada

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

THE ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING

The Air Navigation Bureau (ANB) in ICAO is responsible for providing technical guidance to the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the Council and the Assembly. ANB provides technical expertise in aviation‐related disciplines to States, industry and all elements of the Organization. The Bureau is also responsible for maintaining and implementing the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), including its aviation system block upgrades as well as producing yearly safety and air navigation status reports. The Bureau develops technical studies and proposals for Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for further processing by the governing bodies of ICAO and develops related procedures and guidance material. The Bureau also manages the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP CMA). The Multidisciplinary Priorities Section (MDP) within ANB is responsible for the development, deployment and maintenance of the iSTARS. MDP also works on Commercial Space, as well as other emerging modes of air transport across the safety and air navigation programmes. Reporting to the Aviation Analysis Officer, MDP, the incumbent will code, test, and deploy .NET applications developed as web or as standalone applications; define and document technical specifications, application functionality, and perform technical testing. The professional will be working in a team environment with business and technical resources as well as third party vendors. The candidate must have strong programming and database skills and a broad experience across a complex matrix organization.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Function 1 (incl. Expected results):

  • Design integrated web applications relating to the Integrated Safety Trend Analysis and Reporting System.
  • Create data models that represent and support business processes.
  • Conduct statistical analysis and working with AWS statistical tools.
  • Maintenance of iSTARS applications and products. Function 2 (incl. Expected results):
  • Write clean, scalable code using C# and ASP.NET MVC 5 and Node.js
  • Create responsive website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
  • Create interactive user interfaces using jQuery, Vue.js and/or other advanced JavaScript frameworks.
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
  • Translate storyboards and use cases into functional aspects of the application.
  • Proactively learn and utilize new technologies, concepts, and procedures as appropriate to the project requirements.
  • Test and deploy applications and systems.
  • Maintain systems by monitoring operations and fixing bugs. Function 3 (incl. Expected results): Coordinate and collaborate with other members of the team, achieving results such as:
  • Work closely with the Aviation Analysis Officer to gain an initial understanding of the desired solution, and iteratively develop and refine the software to achieve a usable, high-quality result.
  • Coordinate with other software developers when working as a group and take measures to ensure compatibility across the applications being developed in the team.
  • Work effectively with the team to ensure the final product adheres to the predetermined scope and design.

Qualifications/special skills

Education A first level university degree in computer science, Engineering, or in a related field is required. Professional Experience.

Essential:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in web application development, working on all aspects of a web application as a full-stack developer using ASP.NET MVC.
  • Experience in developing ML and AI models.
  • Experience in front-end development using jQuery, Vue.js, or other JavaScript frameworks.
  • Experience in building responsive web interfaces.
  • Experience in big data analytics
  • Experience in aviation data analysis
  • Experience with Power BI
  • Experience with AWS and Azure cloud solutions
  • Expertise in web back-end fundamentals like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Desirable:

  • Experience in Agile development
  • Experience in QA (Quality Assurance)
  • Experience in large scale system development

Languages

  • Essential • Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
  • Desirable • A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

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