International Telecommunication Union - Engineer

The Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) is responsible for the application of the Radio Regulations and for technical and administrative support of ITU World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences, Radiocommunication Assemblies and Study Groups. The Bureau also carries out the international regulatory processes for registration of frequency assignments and satellite orbits and assists administrations in their coordination and implementation of frequency spectrum and orbit requirements as well as in resolving cases of harmful interference. It provides the specialised technical secretariat for the work of the Radiocommunication Study Groups and the Radiocommunication Assembly in the development of recommendations for spectrum utilisation and radio system characteristics. The BR is organised into four Departments: Space Services Department, Terrestrial Services Department, Informatics, Administration and Publications Department and the Study Groups Department.
Organization Unit: 
The Informatics, Administration and Publications Department (IAP) comprises of four Divisions: Space Applications Software (SAS), Terrestrial Applications Software (TAS), Administration (ADM) and Outreach and Publications Services (OPS). The Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of software and related tools used by the BR as well as software adapted for national frequency management units, providing the necessary user support for the areas concerned. It carries out studies related to policies for the technologies to be used for the information and computational systems within the BR and with administrations in the fields of management of the radio frequency spectrum and the various satellite orbits. The Department is responsible for BR text editing and publications, as well as promotion, membership and workshop organization activities. The Department is also responsible for financial and human resources management for the BR, including the preparation of the operational and financial plans, and the budget, as well as provides organisational support for conferences and meetings. Duties / Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Head, Space Applications Software Division (SAS), the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Coordinates the Application and Database development by undertaking manual feature and integration testing, developing test automation artefacts, executing test suites, facilitating user acceptance testing, production deployment and developing testing/test automation training and documentation for developers and final users.

  • Identifies development needs, makes recommendations to SSD management and undertakes the modifications necessary for the improvement of Application and Database development.

  • Plays a lead role in the development of testing tools, standards, templates, and new approaches and methodologies and provides specialist advice in testing/test automation.

  • Provides technical support to developers and final users and ensures testing standards and procedures are followed and maintained.

  • Develops and maintains effective client relationships and meets with engineers/consultants and other staff of SSD to propose/recommend new technologies and software.

  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve practices, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly with others to provide quality seamless service for the Department.

  • Develops and provides training for developers and users in use of the issue tracking system.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.

  • Essential Functional Competencies: Planning and Organizing; Analysis, Judgement and Decision-Making; Client and Service Orientation; Innovation and Facilitating Change; Networking and Building Partnerships; Successful Management, and; Leadership.

  • Essential Technical Competencies: Knowledge of software verification and validation theory; Understanding of relevant business processes, operating strategies, policies and procedures within an international environment. Knowledge of web technologies and related developments. Familiarity with UI testing methodologies and programmes.

  • Qualifications required Education:
    Advanced university degree in computer science, information systems management or a related field OR education from a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the fields above. For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes. Experience:
    At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in software validation, including at least three at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three years of working experience. Experience in testing the latest web technologies, taking into account requirements for security, and for access by disabled persons. Experience in web application user interface and API testing automation using Selenium, SpecFlow, Cucumber, Gherkin or equivalent tools and frameworks. Web experience should include handling both Latin-based and non-Latin-based official UN languages, UNICODE and encoding related issues. Languages:
    Knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) at advanced level and knowledge of a second official language at intermediate level. Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage. (Under the provisions of Resolution No. 626 of the Council, a relaxation of the language requirements may be authorized in the case of candidates from developing countries: when candidates from such countries possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the Union, their applications may be taken into consideration.) Additional Information:
    This temporary opportunity is available to individuals residing locally.

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.