The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
The Information Architect will work in the Department of Safeguards, which carries out the IAEA's duties and responsibilities as the world's nuclear inspectorate, supporting global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
The information Architect will carry out activities related to the planning, design, development and deployment of solutions aimed at integrating information and structured data feeds and applications both developed internally and from third-parties, into information systems needed by the Department of Safeguards. The Information Architect will also design system architectures and integration points for the creation and maintenance of a large scale analysis environment for the Department. Specifically:
- Implement new information systems, or enhancements of existing systems, with a focus on the development of new capabilities in collaborative analysis and integrated analysis.
- Develop and enhance back-end data integration components from different data sources.
- Develop and enhance large-scale high-performance data platform.
- Develop and enhance front-end visualizations and interfaces for exploration, discovery, and structured analysis.
- Carry out business analysis activities.
- Work to improve business processes via integration, or minimize the impact of integration on those processes.
- Test the interoperability of software integrations with implementation teams and vendors to ensure the stability and reliability of data flow and consumer access to data.
- Propose, develop and conduct proof of concepts for innovative software tools, technologies, and application frameworks. Maintain deep levels of involvement in the implementation process.
- Contribute to change management and communication efforts required to successfully adopt new business processes and/or technical solutions, by creating communication and user training plans in the course of executing projects.
- Collaborate with other staff in the Division in the implementation of policies and standards for the Department-wide information, project and portfolio management.
Qualified candidates must have:
- Master degree in fields related to interaction design and information architecture, information systems, computer science or related engineering field.
- Minimum of seven years working experience as Information Architect, User Experience Architect or Interaction Designer.
- Sound experience in gathering/eliciting business requirements, determining business objectives.
- Sound experience in organizing and presenting information, in navigation and searching systems, particularly in the context of the web.
- Practical experience in user-centered design. Strong knowledge of information security.
- Expertise with SQL Server, document-oriented databases such as MongoDB or MarkLogic, graph databases such as Allegrograph or Neo4j, and associated query/programming languages and frameworks such as SQL, SPARQL, Gremlin, MapReduce or Cypher.
- Expert knowledge of integrated and link analysis platforms.
This assignment is funded by the U.S. government for a period of up to five years. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
Please note that job location is at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Relocation to/from Austria is fully paid.