Application Development specialist

Supporting Institutional Knowledge Development and Capacity Building for Planning of Innovative and SustainableProjects and Programs - Proof of Concept Development for National AgriStack (55311-001)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

1. Support Team leader for development of Proof of Concept Development for National Agri Stack
2. Study existing systems and prepare Functional Requirement Specification document, and develop Low Level Design document for the AgriStack
3. Finalize the design environment for application development in consultation with the team and stakeholders
4. Develop the all core applications for POC
5. Complete the system integration and user acceptance testing
6. Finalize the production release versions of the applications
7. Prepare training/user manuals
8. Support the training and capacity building workshops
9. Setup Prototypes, Wireframes, Test environments, Test Tools, Simulators as required during the project lifecycle

Project Description
The national Agri Stack aims to make it easier for farmers to get easier access to cheaper credit, higher-quality farm inputs, localised and specific advice, and more informed and convenient access to markets. Agri Stack also aims to make it easier for governments to plan and implement various farmer and agriculture focused benefit schemes.
The Agri Stack seeks to achieve the following broad objectives: -
1. Enable digitally driven agricultural ecosystem for the welfare of farmers
2. Create a set of databases, rules, governance structures and guidelines that enable the effective sharing of data pertaining to agriculture, across all stakeholders in the agriculture value-chain, nationwide
3. Build national digital infrastructure layer for the agriculture sector, following open- source technology for other digital applications, systems, portals and solutions to be integrated
4. Break silos and curate agriculture related data available with the Governments- State and Central departments, to be leveraged for farmers’ benefit and for better governance in an authenticated, mandated and secured way
5. Build and maintain National level core registries, to act as a single source of truth pertaining to Farmers, Farm-plots and Crops Sown – aggregating these from States’ registries
6. Create a digital farmer-centric ecosystem, to enable fair and improved access and choice
7. Simplify and consolidate farmers’ access in agriculture related benefits/schemes delivery with quick identification and authentication of the farmers
8. Create data opportunities for scheme convergence between Ministries and State Governments to better serve the Indian Farmers
9. Adopt collaborative and participatory approach with the States, by enabling them with relevant frameworks/reference applications (i.e., applications that the Centre will provide and which they can use or copy and adapt) and Standard Operating Procedures
Screening Criteria 1
The Application Development specialist shall have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science or Information Technology.
Screening Criteria 2
Post-graduate degree in Engineering or Computer Science or Systems Software or an MBA/ MCA or MBA/ MCA equivalent shall be an advantage.
Screening Criteria 3
The specialist should have 15 years of experience in development, testing and maintenance of application software along with application, network and system security, project management, Disaster Recovery Site Management, Capacity planning and IT management for digital products/solutions or digital transformational projects around India stack for enterprises or government clients in India.
Screening Criteria 4
Work experience should include India's Identity Stack including Aadhaar Authentication and e-KYC, e-Sign, etc.

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