NATO offers you more than a job. It gives you a mission: building peace and security for one billion people in Europe and North America. The NATO Communications & Information Agency is leading NATO’s Digital Endeavour. We are NATO’s technology and cyber leaders, helping NATO Nations to communicate and work together in smarter ways. Our work is challenging and meaningful, and you will develop and apply your expertise as part of a dynamic international team of civilian and military professionals. Come and be part of the most successful alliance in history.
This is a position within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), an organization of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The NCIA has been established with a view to meeting to the best advantage the collective requirements of some or all NATO nations in the fields of capability delivery and service provision related to Consultation, Command & Control as well as Communications, Information, and Cyber Defense functions, thereby also facilitating the integration of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Target Acquisition functions, and their associated information exchange.
We are looking for a talented Senior Scientist with experience in systems analysis, design, and development, including enterprise and system-level architecture definition, requirements management, interoperability profiling, and prototyping in support of acquisition of software-intensive C2 systems or other complex distributed systems. If you have the relevant experience in the areas below and you enjoy working in a multicultural environment, this post is ideal for you!
The Command and Control (C2) Service Line is accountable for planning and executing all lifecycle management activities (design, transition, and operations) for C2 services (including subject matter expertise, research and development, software engineering, acquisition, operations and maintenance) in the assigned C3 community of interest (COI) technical service areas.
Under the direction of the C2 Service Line Chief, you will perform duties such as the following:
A Master of Science (MSc) degree at a nationally recognized/certified University in a related subject (such as Computer Sciences), and 5 years post-related experience or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree at a nationally recognized/certified University in a related subject and 7 years post-related experience. Exceptionally, the lack of university/college degree may be compensated by the demonstration of a candidate's particular abilities or experience that is/are of interest to NCI Agency; that is, at least 12 years of extensive and progressive expertise in the duties related to the function of the post.
At least 5 years’ experience in systems analysis, design, and development, including enterprise and system-level architecture definition, requirements management, interoperability profiling, and prototyping in support of acquisition of software-intensive C2 systems or other complex distributed systems.
You should also have practical experience in 3 or more of the following areas:
The following will be considered as an advantage:
Competencies or Personal Attributes
Relating and Networking - Easily establishes good relationships with customers and staff; relates well to people at all levels; builds wide and effective networks of contacts; uses humor appropriately to bring warmth to relationships with others.
Applying Expertise and Technology - Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions.
Planning and Organising - Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
Presenting and Communicating Information - Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; response quickly to the needs of an audience and their reactions and feedback; projects credibility.
Writing and Reporting - Writes convincingly; writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well-structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience.
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations - Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.
Business travel to NATO and national (NATO and non-NATO) facilities as well as frequent travel between the NCIA offices. You may be required to undertake duty travel to operational theatres inside and outside NATO boundaries.
NCI Agency normally offers contracts of employment of a definite duration, not exceeding three years. Contracts may be for less than three years as required to support short-term projects, meet uncertainty concerning the business outlook, staff performance, and other factors.
Definite duration contracts may be extended for further periods. When extending contracts, the following is taken into consideration:
Serving civilian members of NATO will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations.
The first six months of definite duration contracts are a probationary period. During this period the staff member's work is assessed to ensure that he/she can carry out the duties of the post. At or before the end of the probationary period, the staff member will be notified in writing that the appointment is confirmed or terminated or, in exceptional cases, that the probationary period is extended.
What do we offer?
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Please note that due to the Agency’s transition into a new structure soon, this post may be subject to transfer to one of our other locations, as well as to a change of reporting lines. The final decision will be made at the time of a firm offer.
The Agency’s recruitment team advises you that due to the large volume of applications it receives the screening process may take up to 2 months after closing date.
We appreciate your patience.