IMF Tech Talent Pool

The Information Technology Department (ITD delivers world class IT solutions and services, lead day-to-day technology operations, and provide ongoing support to ensure the satisfaction of our business partners across the Fund. We build and run IT solutions, platforms, and infrastructure in an agile and secure manner and is closely aligned to industry best practices. As we scale up our work in service to Fund staff and our membership, we are seeking experienced professionals to join our Tech Talent Pool with the skills and expertise needed to meet current and emerging needs.

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How to Apply

We are inviting applications from qualified IT professionals interested in joining one of the following Talent Pools:

Application Services manages the operation, maintenance, versioning, development, and upgrading of IMF applications through the lifecycle. Evaluates market best practices, techniques and procedures essential for deployed application’s optimal performance and efficiency. Business analysis (BA), application design, secure code development and integration, delivery, maintenance and support functions. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

IT Project Management provides project management leadership for both the technical and business process workstreams. Adheres to PMI best practices for project management, such as leading the development of the business case, CBA, project charter, scope, PMP, integrated project plan and other project management documents. Policies and standards for in‐house programs and projects, cross‐functional project management support and coordination, and business process support functions. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

Information Security establishes Fund‐wide information security policies, standards, procedures, guidelines and is responsible for interpretation, governance and oversight. Prioritizes Fund security investments. Establishes and executes Fund‐wide information security training and awareness. Manages the physical and electronic protection of data, access control, intrusion detection, virus protection, certification, audit, incident response, security engineering, development and implementation of security policies and procedures. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

IT Management & Governance support, oversight, and execution of core IT operational processes including management of technology assets and resources, business systems planning, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, chargeback and showback processes, service catalogue management, contracts management, risk management, vendor and partner ecosystem management, audit, compliance, systems development lifecycle including technology obsolescence, business analysis, etc. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

Scientific Computing & Computational Economics uses advanced computing capabilities to represent and solve complex problems from all fields in economics and finance. Leverages advanced computational methods and algorithms, statistics, machine learning, advanced analytics, along with hardware, software and advanced distributed and parallel computing architectures in order to provide efficient, secure computational solutions and to detect and analyze patterns in enterprise datasets. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

IT Strategy & Architecture ensure alignment and standardization of business value chains with IT capabilities, research and evaluation of emerging technologies, strategic technology planning, consulting, software validation. Promotes alignment and standardization to provide a unified IT environment. Responsible for the definition of governance and policy creation on all aspect of Information (records management and archival) activities of the Fund. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

IT Infrastructure is the design, development, and support of technology infrastructure (including networks), hardware, software and office systems, systems performance management and technology integration functions. Includes overseeing facilities and service components that support the development, testing, monitoring, control, and delivery of secure compliant infrastructure for the IMF. For more information and to apply by July 28, click here.

Selection Process:

We will conduct an initial screening based on your application form and supporting documentation. If you are successful in meeting our initial criteria, you will receive an invitation to participate in a video interview.

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Who Should Apply

You should have:

  • An advanced university degree plus a minimum of four years of relevant professional experience or a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or IT related field, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as planning and organizational skills.
  • Relevant professional experience in a similar capacity in a comparable international organization is desirable.
  • A track record of working well in a collegial team environment, and strong ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds and with other international organizations and stakeholders.

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What Would I Do

Candidates in the ITD Tech Talent Pools will join one of the teams listed below:

The Content division delivers IT solutions focused on content and knowledge management, communications and outreach, member and partner engagement, as well as support the many capital projects under this division. This divisions content solutions underpin much of the knowledge creation and surveillance work of the Fund, modernizing these systems is key to support staff productivity and service to members.

The Data and Economic Division’s mission is to empower Fund users with cutting-edge AI, ML, data, and economic modeling tools by leveraging best practices in the data lifecycle engineering. Through continuous innovation and collaboration, we strive to deliver high-quality, reliable and actionable insights that drive informed decision-making.

Digital Experts working in the Digital Advisory Unit bring a diverse set of competencies to support the digitalization of member countries. They have experience with digital money, technologies relevant to the digitalization of the fiscal and financial sector, including AI, blockchain and data analytics. The function also involves a deep understanding of digital risks, such as cyber-security and building resilient systems.

The Digital Finance and Human Resources Unit is responsible for providing IT solutions and application support for the Fund’s Core Finance, Travel, Human Resource, Payroll, Pension, Budget Planning and Capacity Development functional areas. The Unit is continuously engaged with respective business departments in delivering value with advisory, implementation, integration, and business process transformation services to drive operational efficiency and productivity.

The Digital Lending and Corporate Unit is the IT partner responsible for the core corporate business capabilities solutions including Lending, Member Financial Services, Language Services, Facilities, Physical Security, Transportation, and the Corporate Datawarehouse. The unit provides end-to-end accountability for solutions our our primary business areas, lending and corporate services, partnering to understand their business strategy, priorities, processes and capability needs, and developing roadmaps and workplans, all in an effort to deliver secure and optimized solutions

The IMF’s Enterprise Architecture & Automation Division optimizes our organization's technology systems through enterprise architecture, automation, integrations, and experience design. We create a comprehensive view of the IT infrastructure, streamline manual processes, connect different systems, and design user-friendly interfaces. This team collaborates with other departments to ensure technology solutions align with the organization's goals and objectives. We leverage their expertise to help us stay up to date in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

The Project Management Office oversees and facilitate IT capital Portfolio, program and project delivery to support the IMF’s strategic goals and objectives. The PMO supports the portfolio governance and management function by operationalizing governance processes, facilitating executive decision making and providing accurate, current, and relevant project and portfolio data.

The Infrastructure & Operations (IO) Division resides in this department and is responsible for managing the on-premises and cloud infrastructure that support the IT systems of the Fund. It also supports the end users from providing devices such as laptops, iPhones, and iPads provided to all staff, contractors, and consultants to giving them support through help desk services. The team also manages the common application and collaboration portfolio (Office365, Webex, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint). Lastly, it is responsible for the engineering and operations of the hybrid security platform technology stack which includes identity and access management solutions, network and endpoint security platforms at the Fund.

The Information Security Group in the ITDSG division is responsible for the management of all aspects of the IMF's information security strategy and program in support and enablement of IMF’s Global Policy Agenda. The division provides assurance in the role of the second line of defense by ensuring that appropriate policies and standards are in place and effective standards and controls are established to continually assess and effectively manage information security risks to the institution withing risk tolerances. Additionally, the division delivers timely cyber security training and awareness, application security testing, enhancing cyber resilience, continuous monitoring of cyber threats based on actionable intelligence, and responding to cyber incidents.

The Strategic Resource Management Division is responsible for the integrated financial management of all IT resources, including capital, admin., cloud capital equivalent, assets and capacity, as well as benefits from capital and operational investments to increase value realization and promote accountability, in support of the Fund’s core services and capabilities. Additionally, SRM aims to increase value for money through strategically aligned and rigorous software asset management (SAM) compliance to reduce legal, financial, and reputational risk exposure to the IMF.