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Software Developer

Bern Switzerland

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 Lead Software Developer, perform computer systems software architecture design, software programming, technical improvements and support for the Postal Technology Centre (PTC).


1. 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.


2. 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.


QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS REQUIRED


Education:
1st level university degree (B.Sc. or similar) in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields
Experience:
At least 2 years' experience working as a Software Developer
Technical knowledge:
1. Knowledge of C# and .Net development platform (Native Android development experience will
be an advantage)
2. Knowledge of developing Mobile, Web and Desktop applications with n-Tier architectures
3. Knowledge of T-SQL and Microsoft SQL Server administration
Skills and abilities / competencies:
1. Interpersonal/human relations skills
2. Ability to work in multicultural team
3. Adaptability to tasks
4. Creative problem solving skills
5. Good communication skills
Language skills:
English, Good working knowledge
French, Would be an advantage


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