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Primary Location: Netherlands-The Hague

Other Locations: Belgium-Mons

NATO Body: NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)

Schedule: Full-time

Application Deadline: 19-Nov-2023, 11:59:00 PM

Salary (Pay Basis): 8,265.56Euro (EUR) Monthly

Grade NATO Grade G17




Who we are:

 For more than 70 years, NATO’s mission has been to preserve peace and security in the Alliance for nearly one billion citizens. The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and its predecessors have worked tirelessly in providing the means that enable the connectedness and togetherness that keep our Alliance strong. We are the NCI Agency, a team of 3000 civilian and military staff in 29 locations throughout Europe, North America and Asia.


Our technology and cyber experts allow NATO to conduct critical operations, protect NATO’s airspace, make data-driven decisions, defend against cyber-attacks, secure NATO networks and maintain superiority in space. This is all possible because of our greatest force, our people. In order to keep this edge we aim to hire, train and retain the very best staff.


Our staff members represent both the diversity and unity of our Alliance. When you join the NCI Agency, you will be part of an organization where you can contribute authentically to the mission and purpose of NATO and help us keep our technological edge.


About the job:

Based in The Hague, Netherlands you will join the Agency as we embark on a journey to transform our IT services to support NATO’s Digital Endeavour. You will join NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is responsible for planning and executing all lifecycle management activities for cyber security. In executing this responsibility, NCSC provides specialist cyber security-related services covering the spectrum of scientific, technical, acquisition, operations, maintenance, and sustainment support, throughout the lifecycle of NATO Communications and Information Systems (CIS).


We are looking for driven and enthusiastic Cyber Security Specialists who will take on the following roles and responsibilities:

  • cyber security technical and professional guidance to scientific and engineering projects. These contributions will include, but are not limited to, concept development, research, experiments, prototyping, and demonstrations as well as support to operations

  • provide technical support to acquisition projects including, but not limited to, writing and reviewing cyber security requirements and specifications, contributing to contractor statements of work, supporting bids, evaluations and project design, testing, and implementation

  • develop cyber security use cases, strategies, and implementation plans

For a full list of duties, please review the job description on the NCI Agency career site.


About you:

The valuable knowledge and experience that you bring to this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree at a nationally recognised/certified university in a related discipline and 3 years post-related experience. Exceptionally, the lack of a university 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 10 years extensive and progressive expertise in duties related to the function of the post

  • A minimum requirement of 3 years’ experience in the design and implementation of cyber security solutions

  • Ability to apply architecture methodologies to express complex, systems of systems in architectural terms and models of varying detail


  • Up to date knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Design and implementation of cyber security capabilities and supporting infrastructure elements in an operational environment
  • Cryptographic technologies including key management
  • Identity and access management
  • Risk management


  • Knowledge in the following areas:
  • Network monitoring and detection technologies
  • The design of cyber security capabilities on cloud infrastructure
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken


  • What we offer:
  • Genuinely meaningful work as part of the most successful alliance in history;

  • 3 year contract with competitive tax-free salary and household and children’s allowances;

  • Privileges for expatriate staff including expatriation and education allowances (where appropriate) and additional home leave;

  • Excellent private health insurance scheme;

  • Generous annual leave of 30 days plus official holidays;
  • NATO Pension Scheme;

  • Development programs such as professional training, wellbeing, and more

  • To learn more about NCI Agency and our work, please visit our website. 
  • The NCI Agency prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment of mutual respect and value uniqueness and differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnic or cultural origin, age, religion, sexual orientation and physical or neurocognitive ability. 
  • Additional details on the conditions of application can be found via the NCI Agency career site.