3000 people are working 24/7 to protect 1 billion citizens. We serve 29 nations by defending its networks, and providing real life support to NATO operations and missions. We connect the Alliance. We are leading IT professionals. We are the NCI Agency.
We are looking for a talented Senior Technician who will be responsible to provide 2nd line MDM system administration support for all Agency locations, with specific reference to mobile users; ensure end-user satisfaction is achieved in timely fashion.
If you think that you have the relevant skills and experience, as well as the relevant academic background that match the requirements of the position, and if you would like to work as a part of multinational team in a challenging environment, we would like to hear from you.
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 Defence functions, thereby also facilitating the integration of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Target Acquisition functions and their associated information exchange.
The Core Enterprise Services (CES) is accountable to the Directorate Infrastructure Services (DIS) for planning and executing the full lifecycle management activities (design, transition and operations) for the identified area of responsibility. CES provides generic, domain independent, technical functionality that enables and facilitates the operation and use of Information Technology resources. CES services (including: subject matter expertise; software engineering; acquisition; operations and maintenance; and, disposal) are provided in the following technical areas: communication and collaboration, web and information services, infrastructure storage and processing, infrastructure networking, composition and mediation, and managed desktop and end user device services. Services are provided throughout the lifecycle to both internal and external customers.
All services under the responsibility of the CES Service Line are under the responsibility of the Service Line Chief who is the Service Owner (SO). They are grouped around several service areas, with Workplace Service Area (WPS) being one of these, under responsibility of the Service Area Owner. The services assigned to the SAO are, within each Service Area, further allocated to Service Delivery Managers who report to the SAO.
Under the direction of Service Delivery Manager, you will perform duties such as the following:
Install, maintain and operate full range of computing, printing and network devices required to deliver systems and services for customer office automation;
Install and configure for use, COTS software on networked and standalone workstations;
Configure local server software and configure special peripheral devices;
Execute support requests, work orders and other tasks;
Contribute to IT Security compliance and remediation;
Contribute to incident, change, configuration and asset management processes through ITSM toolkit;
Take care of maintenance of assigned material and coordinate activities for the logistical support, distribution and configuration of devices connected to NATO networks;
Provide 2nd line MDM system administration support for all Agency locations, with specific reference to mobile users; ensure end-user satisfaction is achieved in timely fashion;
Remain up-to-date in modern IT technology and trends from an end-user perspective enabling state-of-the-art support to customer community;
Deputize for higher grade staff, if required;
Performs other duties as may be required.
We are looking for candidates with a vocational training at higher level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent or Diploma of secondary education – with a minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
In addition to the minimum relevant experience required, you will need to prove:
Extensive experience, related to IT system administrator functions;
Excellent IT troubleshooting skills;
Detailed knowledge and working experience of Microsoft Windows Server Systems; detailed knowledge of TCP/lP and directory services such as Active Directory, DNS and DHCP;
Detailed knowledge and working experience of Client Operating Systems;
Good knowledge and working experience of VDI Solutions;
Service minded attitude with a strong interest in working directly with users.
The following will be considered as an advantage:
Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Active directory and GPOs;
Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements;
Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT.
Working with People - Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
Adhering to Principles and Values - Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities, builds diverse teams; encourages organisational and individual responsibility towards the community and the environment.
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 organisational departments and functions.
Learning and Researching - Rapidly learns new tasks and commits information to memory quickly; demonstrates an immediate understanding of newly presented information; gathers comprehensive information to support decision making; encourages an organisational learning approach (i.e. learns from successes and failures and seeks staff and customer feedback).
Creating and Innovating - Produces new ideas, approaches, or insights; creates innovative products or designs; produces a range of solutions to problems.
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks - Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurised environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life.
Most of the work of the NCI Agency is conducted in the English language, and therefore a thorough knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential and some knowledge of French is desirable.
Business travel to NATO and national (NATO and non-NATO) facilities as well as frequent travel between the NCI Agency offices.
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 with respect to 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:
- Renewal is in the interest of the Agency;
- Staff member's desire to remain with the Agency;
- The financial situation provides sufficient funding for the post held;
- The skills, competencies and behaviours, potential and work experience of the staff, versus the requirements of the Agency's work and/or availability of funding;
- Staff member has served the Agency with performance to the required standard as defined by the Agency;
- Staff member's deployability to operational theatre.
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 has the ability to 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?
- Excellent tax-free salary, including (where eligible) expatriation household and children's allowances and additional privileges for expatriate staff.
- Education allowance for children (where appropriate) and an excellent private health insurance scheme.
- Generous annual leave and home leave (if eligible).
- Retirement Pension Plan.
To learn more about NCI Agency and our work, please visit our website.
Please note that due to the Agency’s transition into a new structure in the near future, 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.