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Vacancy Announcement No: UPU/19/P2/FT-NC/254
Title: Software Developer
Grade: P2
Type of contract Fixed-term (Non-Core) Appointment
Duration:  Three years
Publication Date: 17 June 2019
Application Deadline: 14 July 2019 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organizational Unit: Postal Technology Centre (PTC)
Development unit
Duty Station:  Bern Switzerland
Scheduled date for taking up appointment:  As soon as possible
Organizational Context:
With its 192 member countries, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
The Postal sector has been faced with far-reaching changes over the past few years. It has become essential for Posts to apply the latest technology in order to respond effectively to changing customer needs. The Postal Technology Centre (PTC) of the UPU acts as a link between technology and the needs of the Postal industry by being the first- choice in providing IT solutions, applications and services that enable the delivery of domestic and international postal services.
Main duties:
Under direct supervision of the Technical Project Manager, perform computer systems software architecture design, software programming, technical improvements and support for the Postal Technology Centre (PTC)

Computer systems software development:

- Designing
Assist in feasibility studies and analysis of user requirements in the preparation of functional specifications.
Participate in the design of the new technical specifications and architecture of the overall software solution in conjunction with the responsible technical project manager.

- Planning
Assist in establishing the development project plan, by estimating the workload of the assigned tasks required to develop the software.
Prioritize and schedule tasks assigned.

- Developing
Independently perform the development and the unit test of each software module according to the functional and technical specifications following the project plan.
Collaborate with other team members: share knowledge and work together in reusing common technologies and software components.

- Documenting
Prepare adequate source code documentation, including any necessary documentation to facilitate the integration of the module into the final software for release.
Assist the production of the documentation for end-users and for the maintenance and the support of the software.

- Testing
Participate in the establishment of a detailed test plan.
Test (and correct when necessary) the final software, according to the test plan.

- Maintaining and supporting
Maintain a technical expertise on the modules or software which is developed.
Maintain a functional expertise on the modules or software which is developed.
Perform 3rd level support actions: identify, reproduce and solve technical errors in the software.
Assist the demonstration and training of the software to staff and users.

- Technology assessment & survey
Maintain IT technical expertise through continuous survey of the external IT landscape.
Evaluate new IT platforms and software development tools, in conjunction with the Coordinator, IT Development.
Provide training to other team members on specific areas of expertise.
1st level university degree (B.Sc. or similar) in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields
At least 2 years' experience working as a Software Developer
Technical knowledge:
- Knowledge of C# and .Net development platform (Native - Android development experience will be an advantage)
- Knowledge of developing Mobile, Web and Desktop applications with n-Tier architectures
- Knowledge of T-SQL and Microsoft SQL Server administration
- Basic knowledge in Information System Security
Skills and abilities / competencies:
- Interpersonal/human relations skills
- Ability to work in multicultural team
- Adaptability to tasks
- Creative problem solving skills
- Good communication skills
Language skills:
English, good working knowledge.
French would be an advantage.
Additional Information:
Annual salary: (net of tax) 47,322 USD.
The post Adjustment is 66.10% of the above figure. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to the currency exchange rate fluctuation or inflation.

This is a non-core post. This position will be in full compliance with the "Rules governing non-core staff".

The selected staff will participate in the UPU Provident Scheme and will be insured together with their recognized dependents
against the risks of sickness and accidents.

This is a three years' contract which can be renewed if the services continue to be required in the future, the funds are available and/or the staff member's performance is satisfactory. However, this appointment does not automatically carry any expectancy of
extension or renewal or of conversion to any other type of appointment.


Applications will be considered for similar positions (for a period not exceeding one year).

Candidates must ensure that they provide relevant contact details so that they can be contacted at any time, to prevent them from being excluded from the selection process.
Priority shall be given for an internal promotion.

The conditions of service are governed by the Staff Regulations and Rules of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union.

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form.
All applications must be received by the closing date as stated in the vacancy announcement.

All applicants employed by postal entities and applying for a vacant position in the Professional (P) or Senior (D) category must be recommended and submitted through the competent postal authority.
Applications not satisfying this criterion may not be considered.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Applications from women and member states are particularly encouraged.

The UPU promotes diversity and work-life balance.

For further instructions regarding the online application process, please visit the UPU internet page at: http://www.upu.int/en/resources/vacancies
Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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