Element Management Engineer - Senior Technical Assistant Level 3





Global manager: 

  • Renske Wester


Europa / Europe

Nato clearance: 


Job description: 

LOCATION: Mons, Belgium
DURATION: 6 months with extensions
CONTRACT: Consultant
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
WORK HOURS: Monday to Friday, normal working hours

The DCIS systems in NATO provide the Command and Control (C2) applications to the Operational Command whilst deployed in support of Allied Command Operations (ACO). The DCIS system comprise of transmission, network, application, management and support equipment elements.

The statement of work covers the tasks of a Senior Technical Assistant for Deployable CIS who will support the DCIS Service Operations Manager in the delivery of the service to the NCISG.

• Assist in technical investigations including preparation for technical testing, collection of test data and supporting information during testing, and in the processing and analysis of test data
• Conduct assigned project tasks and ensure their timely completion within assigned budgets
• Assist in the preparation and conduction of measurements and field trials, and the analysis and documentation of the results
• Participate in the design, development and operation of scenario generation and evaluation tools
• Programming activities needed to develop, maintain and modify software packages for processing the outputs from existing real-time systems and simulation models
• Assist in the design, development, upgrade, operation, maintenance, and documentation of testbeds and other such facilities
• Assist in the integration of recorded or real-time data including format conversion for information processing systems
• Assist in the fielding of prototype systems for operational evaluation
• Assist in the preparation of specifications of equipment for procurement
• System administration duties
• Deputize for higher grade staff

Job requirements: 

• Have at least 5 years demonstrable experience as a manager in an IT organisation in the field of service provision
• Demonstrate fluency in both spoken and written English
• Vocational training at middle level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent, or a diploma of secondary education
• Demonstrable experience of at least 5 years of recent experience in three or more of the following
• JAVA programming in TCP/IP based communications related applications
• Design of and implementation support of IP-based communications solutions including router, hub and switch setup and configuration
• Protocols and concepts: VPN, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, QOS
• Measurements and monitoring systems: HP/OV, Cisco ISM, Sniffer, Wireshark
• Security devices such as Firewalls, proxies, guards, intrusion protection systems
• Virtualised environments (Hyper-V, VMware, etc.)
• Remote Access Services such as Citrix, Microsoft, etc.
• The ability to communicate effectively in writing by contributions to technical documentation such as technical notes, reports and reference documents
• Support the development of proposals with technical inputs
• Capable of communicating verbally with effectiveness

• Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements
• Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT
• Programming languages:
- XML/XSL with Java
- C++ and C#
- Microsoft .NET
- Scripting languages such as Perl
• Ability to navigate, influence and negotiate with all levels of the organization, business partners, customers and users
• Strong communication skills and the ability to be concise in both written and verbal communications
• Team work skills specific to international environment comprising both military and civilian personnel