Software and BI Specialist

International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas

Cairo, Egypt

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

All CGIAR Centers are currently engaged into a reform process (“One CGIAR’”) that will help ICARDA and CGIAR achieve better impact through more strategically integrated research, unified governance, an integrated structure, and new research modalities across participating Research Centers. This transformation is supported by CGIAR donors who have committed to increased funding as a result of these reforms.

Main responsibilities:
Software Development:
  • Responsible for software analysis, development and deployment of lifecycle using agile and DevOps methodologies and techniques.
  • Develop full stack tools that support enterprise applications (e.g., middleware and APIs).
  • Handle software testing and source control.
  • Administer, manage, and query databases including DML, DDL, and SQL.
Enterprise Applications:
  • Support the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Document Management System EDMS, and other enterprise systems.
  • Respond to business requirements (Finance, HR, Procurement, Project Management, etc.) by developing reports and alerts using SQL scripts and routines and ERP configurations.
  • Ensure that external/internal regulations and policies governing data management are met, including regulations concerning security, audit, and privacy.
  • Work with the ICT team in supporting users by identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving hardware, software, and network related problems encountered by users.
  • Provide feedback, oversight, and support for ICARDA research projects that have a digital component.
  • Provide first and second level applications support to all users.
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and support the OneCGIAR Digital and Data team.
  • Assist in documenting business processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
  • Liaise with vendors for 3rd level support.
Education, qualifications, and experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in computing, Informatics, or equivalent.
  • More than 5 years preferably in .Net framework with API, SAML, and O365 integration, including at least 2 years in SQL query development and fine tuning, PowerBI or similar BI Tools, source control (e.g., GIT), Apache, IIS, DNS, and CDN tools.
  • More than 2 years in remotely supporting international end users of all organizational levels, mainly within MS Windows environment.
  • Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Document Management (EDM) DevOps is a plus.
  • Proven knowledge of cybersecurity concepts including software hardening and countermeasures against common web attacks.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is a must.
  • Understanding of financials, procurement, HR, and project management.
  • Experience with data warehouse development and related ETL concepts.
  • Experience with big data, blockchain, and other emerging technologies.
  • Good understanding of agile project lifecycle and related topics.
  • Certifications in any .Net, MSSQL, PowerBI, or similar Areas.
  • Attention to details and ability to handle sensitive information properly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.