DevOps Engineer

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System Administration

Mar 20th 2019

Duty Station:  Home-based 

Application deadline: 19th of February 2019 

Background Information - Job-specific 

Within the framework of the Centre and HDX's Objectives and Key Results, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Taking account of the existing HDX environment, help deploy a new AWS based system collaborate with existing DevOps team to integrate with the existing HDX stack as necessary.
  • Configure the AWS systems in a way that is both highly secure but also efficient in terms of resources used.
  • Train the existing Dev/Ops team in the configuring of AWS.
  • Present work to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Participate in team meetings as required.

  • Deliverables:

  • Test infrastructure for fast upload and automatic detection of sensitive data.
  • Designs for a secure infrastructure where partners can work to de-risk data before it is shared with anyone.
  • Training & documentation to ensure skills transfer to existing team so they can safely and securely deploy and control infrastructure.
  • Informing the wider HDX team about the range of Amazon services available and advising on their purpose and usage where needed.

  • Education:

    MSc. in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or related discipline. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience:

    Five years DevOps experience with minimum of 2 years using Amazon Web Services.


    Fluency in English is required (both oral and written). Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. 

    Contract type, level and duration: 

    Contract type: International ICA
    Contract level: IICA-2/LICA-10/ICSC-10
    Contract duration: 3 months (with possible extension)
    Contract Modality: Retainer ( daily basis) 

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