N° Référence: Brussels-2020-96
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U.S. Embassy Belgium - Computer Systems Analyst

Réf.: Brussels-2020-96

Main Duties


Analysis, design and development of long-term software solutions for various offices in the three U.S. Missions (Bilateral Embassy, U.S. Mission to the EU, U.S. Mission to NATO).  Identification and correction of problems and errors in the use of software, both locally developed and from other sources.   Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of workflow and analysis of business process: Determines workflow by interviewing users, analyzes business process to determine suitability for automation or database applicability. Develops a project plan that includes flow charts, cost estimates, time, and equipment requirements, cost/benefit analysis of alternative approaches.
  • Designs/develops/modifies applications and databases: Designs and builds software which captures and stores data, provides reporting and dashboard capabilities, defines user/group roles, validates users/data using secure authentication methods, and meets organizational standards. Models the program or database to insure that datasets/groupings are according to specifications, tables and indices are complete, all executables are in accordance to recognized standards and meet Department of State's security requirements.  Monitors/identifies system constraints, monitors system performance, tests software prior to release, corrects any identified problems, and writes documentation for both users and technical compliance offices to describe the structure, security protocols used, and database and system constraints.
  • Modifies existing databases and applications based on changes in business process, local regulations or new Department of State requirements, upgrades to software or Hardware and revisions to interdependent databases and programs necessitating modification. This may entail building front-end interfaces with other established programs and working with staff of other U.S. embassies and headquarters offices in Washington.
  • Determines the best platform and user interface for an application based on business needs and established standards.  Works as part of a team of developers and managers to create or update the application to meet expectations.
  • Training: Trains subject matter users in the use of applications and provides Help Desk support regarding the database, correcting problems, or providing workarounds as necessary.


Qualification Requirements

  • Experience:  Five years of progressively increasing experience in the field of software development.
  • Job Knowledge:  Good knowledge of programming methodologies, Web technologies and content management systems. Knowledge of MS SharePoint development, Microsoft SQL, full stack Web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Material Design), Web development on Microsoft Azure PaaS cloud platform (IIS, .NET MVC, .NET Core, Entity Framework), mobile app development (iOS, Android, Xamarin). Experience using Visual Studio for .NET environment and Version Control GIT-based code repository for software development projects.  Knowledge of user interface design principles, human centered design, and prototyping practices.  Knowledge of Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP, Kanban).
  • Language:  Fluency in English; a good working knowledge of French or Dutch.
  • Skills AND Abilities: Strong ability in programming languages and frameworks including ability to build and deploy applications .NET MVC, C#, Xamarin.Forms, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery, and at least one major framework (React, Vue, or Angular).  Demonstrated experience in database design and implementation including relational database design, SQL, and object relationship modeling techniques.  Ability to analyze and resolve highly technical and complex database problems, ability to synthesize and present information in writing and orally, ability to work independently with just general guidance. Must possess strong interpersonal skills to work with clients at all levels at post, Bureau, Department personnel and with outside sources.  Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

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