Full Stack Developer – Planning DSS – Pakistan


The objective of this consulting service is to support the CARE Component 1 Pakistan Team in completing the climate-informed DSS for the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives (MoPDSI).

Scope of Work

The Full Stack Developer – Planning – Pakistan, based in Islamabad, will report to the CARE Component 1 Project Director, with supervision of the System Development Lead and DSS Lead, and shall have the following specific tasks:

  • Develop front-end applications with selected frameworks
  • Implement a robust set of functional features and services to power the frontend of the web application
  • Build highly complex user interface applications and back-end databases integration using expert-level skills in various web development tools, programming languages, and scripting languages
  • Build/develop required modules, for generating climate-informed products for various stakeholders, which could include, but not limited to:
  • Crop suitability to observed climate trends and projected future climate
  • Potential losses and damages from extreme climate events in the future
  • Climate sensitivity of development projects
  • Cleaning and greening the transport sector
  • Establish linkage of other DSSs developed in Pakistan, as part of CARE, into the DSS for MoPDSI
  • Mine data relevant to the required DSS modules from openly available research hubs
  • Integrate required visualizations using web GIS-based technologies
  • Develop APIs and Microservices for the DSS
  • Actively address non-functional requirements such as performance, security, scalability, continuous integration, migration, and compatibility
  • Implement security and data protection measures
  • Optimize the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Translate UI wireframes to frontend visual elements
  • Extend the UI interface as and when need arises and integrate it with backend microservices or ETL/ELT processes
  • Handle data in different formats (XLS, CSV, XML, NetCDF, HDF5, etc.) and use these data in the tool development
  • Integrate required AI/ML technologies in the DSS
  • Meet the system design and performance, as required by the project
  • Maintain consistent, high-quality, stakeholder-focused approach in completing the DSS
  • Generate and maintain a detailed technical DSS document



  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other related fields


  • Minimum experience of 5 years in software development, with proven track record in full system development
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in developing data analytics and geospatial data applications
  • Demonstrable experience in working with multidimensional scientific datasets including NetCDF and HDF5, preferably in Python
  • Demonstrable experience in developing REST APIs and microservices architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in using Angular and React JS, with strong knowledge of Javascript, HTML, and/or CSS
  • Having DevOps experience is an advantage

Skills and abilities

  • Backend: Competence in using Python (Django), Node (Express), or PHP (Laravel)
  • Frontend: Competence in using Angular/any other framework based on JS
  • Database: Competence in using MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • OS: Competence in using Linux
  • Strong skill in integrating into systems visualization/mapping/AI and ML libraries, ETL applications and GIS databases, and cloud deployment requirements, including but not limited to:
  • AI/ML Libraries: NumPy, SciPy, and TensorFlow for scientific data analytics and visualization, and for deep learning implementation
  • Open-source Databases: MySQL and PostgreSQL, and Web mapping libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, or Mapbox-GL with data source format support (utfgrid, WFS, WMS, GPX, KML, geoJSON, XYZ, vector tiles, etc.)
  • Cloud and server deployment: server configuration, server licensing, processing, memory locks, and optimum bandwidth requirements
  • Strong written and verbal command of English

Personal qualities

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to plan and organize work independently; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; high commitment to responsibility and work quality; ability to work effectively and efficiently independently and/or within a multi-cultural team; openness/receptiveness to critique for enhancing work and outputs.

Contract Duration

The contract will be for 1 year, subject to a 4-month probationary period, and annual performance review.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
At least Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other related fields
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
Apply Before:
Oct 10, 2023
Posting Date:
Sep 22, 2023

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