Digital Infrastructure 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. Prepare Infrastructure Assessment Document incorporating the existing solution study, gap analysis
3. Prepare Infrastructure Design document including infrastructure covering compute, storage, system administration and support, network, security and operations hosting national infrastructure
4. Provide the Infrastructure Architecture for the National level Agri Stack Central Core, assuming an open-source, cloud-based, cloud-agnostic technology stack that enables portability between any of the MEITY empanelled cloud vendors in the country
5. Assist, oversee and direct the Cloud System Integrator (to be procured separately by the MoAFW) in their deployment of the required cloud infrastructure for the POC
6. Prepare Standard Operating Document for AgriStack Infrastructure for states and MOAFW
7. Provide Infrastructure requirement inputs for concept note and feasibility reports for pilot testing and nationwide rollout of the Agri stack
8. Prepare detailed infrastructure requirement reports for pilot and national level roll out of AgriStack at state and MOAFW

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 Digital Infrastructure specialist shall have Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science or Information Technology, and Post- graduate degree in Engineering or Computer Science or Systems Software or an MBA/ MCA or MBA/ MCA equivalent.
Screening Criteria 2
The specialist should have 15 years of experience in system integration, infrastructure management, data center management for digital products/solutions or digital transformational projects around India stack for enterprises or government clients in India.
Screening Criteria 3
Work experience should include solution designing, setting up and management of a highly virtualized environment with variety of data centre technologies including cloud services.
Screening Criteria 4
Experience in handling national-level population scale projects and centralized infrastructure with high availability, accuracy, time criticality, business continuity and security shall be an advantage.

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