The Informatics, Administration and Publications Department (IAP) comprises of three Divisions: Space Applications Software (SAS), Terrestrial Applications Software (TAS) and Administration (ADM). 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 and membership. The Department is also responsible for human resources management for the BR, including the preparation of the operational plans, as well as provides organisational support for conferences and meetings.
Under the supervision of the Head, Terrestrial Applications Software Division (TAS), the incumbent performs the following duties:
Provides hands-on support for Application and Database development from configuration, gathering 'business' requirements, researching solutions, creating detailed functional specifications, and developing application architecture, data models, databases structures, application development, undertake integration testing, facilitate user acceptance testing, production deployment and support and training for internal and external users and documentation.
Investigates reported system/application/module/database problems, conducts tests to isolate problems and root cause to resolve problems, implements workarounds as required and conducts further diagnostics and tests as necessary.
Analyses client requirements and designs, tests, and implements new and/or improved/enhanced systems, applications, modules, and/or databases etc. as well as designs, develops and/or modifies work and software tools, standards, and templates, etc..
Participates in projects and/or may lead components focusing on specific aspects, involved in the identification, development, testing, and implementation of changes/enhancements to processes, systems, and structures.
Works with engineers and other Terrestrial Services Department (TSD) staff to assess ongoing and proposed work requirements to maintain and improve processing activities.
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.
Keeps abreast of the latest technologies and software and contributes to the migration of legacy system components to the most modern technologies.
Performs other duties as required: such as maintaining documentation relating to business processes, providing user training and participating in seminars etc..