Web Full Stack Developer
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Closed on 25 Sep 2020
Location: Paris (France)
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Job Description

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 37 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

 

The International Service for Remunerations and Pensions (www.sirp-isrp.org) is a Service committed to provide studies on remuneration and pension policies of International Civil Servants and to operate the administration of pensions for the Co-ordinated Organisations (OECD, NATO, the European Space Agency, the Council of Europe, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and other International Organisations. The ISRP administers also pension reserve funds for several International Organisations.

 

The ISRP is administratively attached to the OECD.

 

The ISRP is looking for a developer specialised in the conception and development of web applications dedicated to its specific core-business needs that aim to improve its efficiency throughout its various missions.  The selected candidate will report to the ISRP IT Specialist and full-stack web manager, under the general supervision of the Head of the Compensation and Benefits Unit. He/She will have as main tasks the enhancement and the maintenance of IT tools developed by the Service for its staff members and for its various clients (international organisations, staff and pensioners of these organisations).  He/She will also provide technical support for the ISRP staff members.

 

Main Responsibilities

Design and development

  • Work on the design (architecture, technological choice), on the development, on the maintenance of applications and databases in the field of ISRP core work, essentially on web technologies: 

    • Management of documents and salaries databases

    • Actuarial applications
    • Statistical calculation applications

    • Rent surveys and family budget surveys applications

    • Calculators (salaries and pensions).

Technical expertise

  • Provide advice to the Service and its units regarding the choice and set-up of IT tools.

  • Take part together with the ISRP IT Specialist and full-stack web manager in the set-up, the supervision and the security of the servers used by the Service (Ubuntu Linux).

  • Give any other support and advice within his/her competencies.

Technical and operational support

  • Management and maintenance of the ISRP websites and tools

    • www.sirp-isrp.org
    • www.ifini.org
    • Staff Housing Surveys and Family Budget Surveys

    • Sharepoint
    • Actuarial calculation tool

    • Active staff and pensioners portals

  • Support the Service and its staff members in the use and good functioning of the above tools.

 
Ideal Candidate Profile
 

Academic Background

  • Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in IT field (development, system administration). 

Professional Background

  • A minimum of three years of experience in similar positions, ideally in the area of full-stack web applications development and Linux environment and servers management.  
Tools
  • Knowledge of programming languages for web applications development, especially object oriented:

    • PHP 7: Symfony 3, Composer
    • MySQL
    • HTML5, CSS, Javacsript, "pure" and frameworks (jQuery)

    • Lucene - Elasticsearch
    • Protocols : HTTP, FTP, SMTP
    • Development cross-browsers
  • Development methods and tools

    • Agile, SCRUM, Trello
    • GIT, Gitlab
    • Docker
    • Development interface type IntelliJ/phpStorm, Eclipse

    • Use of a debugger
  • Knowledge of Linux-Ubuntu environments

    • Servers set-up and maintenance (VPS and cloud instances)

    • Excellent knowledge of Apache and MySQL servers

    • Scripts Bash or equivalent
    • Real time monitoring
    • Backup tools

Languages

  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.  

Core Competencies
 
  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: achievement focus, analytical thinking, flexible thinking, teamwork, client focus.

  • Please refer to the level 1 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

 

Contract Duration 

  • Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

 

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 3 559 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

 

Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

 

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests are foreseen in the first half of October and panel interviews are planned for the second half of October.

 

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

 

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal. 

About OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. 

Today, we are focused on helping governments around the world to:

  • Restore confidence in markets and the institutions that make them function. 
  • Re-establish healthy public finances as a basis for future sustainable economic growth. 
  • Foster and support new sources of growth through innovation, environmentally friendly ‘green growth’ strategies and the development of emerging economies.
  • Ensure that people of all ages can develop the skills to work productively and satisfyingly in the jobs of tomorrow.

The OECD’s core values

  • Objective: Our analyses and recommendations are independent and evidence-based.
  • Open: We encourage debate and a shared understanding of critical global issues.
  • Bold: We dare to challenge conventional wisdom starting with our own.
  • Pioneering: We identify and address emerging and long term challenges.
  • Ethical: Our credibility is built on trust, integrity and transparency.