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Engineer (Info Systems)

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Primary Location



 Joint Force Command Brunssum NLD



Salary (Pay Basis)

 : 5,954.40Euro (EUR) Monthly
Grade A.2







JOB TITLE:    Engineer (Information Systems / Functional Area Systems)


NATO International Civilian Grade: A-2             




DUE DATE for receipt of applications:  5 January 2020


Post Context

1st NATO Signal Battalion provides Communication and Information System (CIS) services to deployed NATO headquarters. Command Group provides the administrative support for Command and Control of the NSB HQ.

The Deployable Communications and Information Systems Engineering Section plans and coordinates with other NATO Signal Battalion Headquarter sections all activities related to Deployable Communications Information Systems engagement.

Incumbent serves as the primary CIS Engineer for Information Systems and Functional Area Services (FAS) (FAS = applications).



Advises the NSB Commander for all Deployable Core IS and Community of Interest (CoI) / FAS issues within the NSB’s area of responsibility.

Applies configuration management to all applicable hardware, software and network components in the Core IS and CoI / FAS disciplines.

Coordinates engineering analysis design and implementation of NSB-assigned systems to include servers, workstations and LAN devices in the IS discipline.

Analyses assigned NSB systems and application software and hardware requirements, programming and implementation of technical solutions to meet Core IS customer’s requirements during planning and execution of operations and exercise events.

Coordinates CoI F AS implementation, under the overall coordination authority of the NCISG HQ.

Responsible for directing and overseeing performance, configuration and security aspects in support of the assigned Core IS and CoI / FAS.

Provides guidance and technical support in NSB Area of Responsibility (AOR) in the planning and implementation of system configuration changes, and enhancement suggestions for the assigned Core IS and CoI / FAS.

Attends exercise planning conferences to collect functional services requirements for the NSB and, under authority of the Section Head and in coordination with NCISG HQ J2/6 representatives, define and plan the adequate Core IS and CoI / FAS support.

Develops required actions to sustain the integrity, interoperability and the availability of the Core IS and CoI/FAS within the NSB AOR, under authority of the Section head and under overall coordination authority of the NCISG HQ.

Leads troubleshooting efforts on assigned Core IS and CoI / FAS systems as required.

Under authority of the Section head, and in full coordination with NCISG HQ J2/6, initiates Core IS and CoI / FAS authorised software changes, following established procedures for quality, configuration control, testing, documentation and security for assigned Core IS and CoI / FAS systems.

Deploys and supports Core IS and CoI / FAS operations within the assigned AOR.

Initiates the setup of Core IS and CoI / FAS pre-deployment/exercise hardware and software to ensure proper configuration and operation of assigned Core IS and CoI / FAS.

Directs and oversees the training of Level 1 and Level 2 Core IS and CoI / FAS support staff in coordination with NSB Training Office.

Coordinates as required with the NCISG HQ J2/6 any technical issue regarding provision of Core IS and CoI / FAS Support within the assigned AOR.

Coordinates Core IS and CoI / FAS requirements among the NSB subordinate units (Maintenance & Support Company and Deployable Command Modules).


Travel requirement / contract:

The Engineer (IS / FAS) may be required to undertake deployments in support of military operations and exercises, and/or TDY (duty travel) assignments, both within and without NATO boundaries. Such operational deployment may be up to a total 6 months (uninterrupted or in shorter periods) in any period of 18 months and may be on short notice.

Acceptance of an employment contract linked to this post constitutes agreement to deploy. The work is normally performed in a typical Office environment. Normal Working Conditions apply. The risk of injury is categorised as: No risk / risk might increase when deployed.


The successful candidate has the following qualifications

Professional Education  

  • University Degree and minimum of 2 years related professional experience.

    OR Higher Secondary Education and completed Advanced Vocational education/training and minimum of 4 years related professional experience.

  • Very Good Command of English language (oral and written).

    Professional Experience / Knowledge in

  • All Services Lifecycle aspects of IS and FAS (=applications) to achieve effective system development and deployment.

  • Proven ability to convert evolving military operational requirements into both: IS and application requirements.

  • Knowledge of System Analysis principles to direct and guide IS and application development.

  • Broad and sound technical knowledge and experience in distributed IS as they are applied to the modern military management Information and Command and Control Systems.

  • Broad and sound technical knowledge and experience in applications as they are applied to the modern military management Information and Command and Control Systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of architectural design as applied to computer systems.

  • Sound technical knowledge on wide area networks and local area networks.

  • Practical experience in Management and Operation of communications systems supporting deployed HQ.

  • Knowledge of deployed IS and applications



    Desirable qualifications are:

  • Post Graduate diploma in a CIS Systems Engineering related subject.

  • Chartered Engineer.

  • Prince 2 certification.

  • ITIL certification.


    Personal Attributes

    The successful candidate has:

Newly recruited staff members will be offered a definite duration contract of 3 years, including a 6 months probationary period. Unless organisational reasons prevent and assuming satisfactory performance, after the 3 year contract has expired staff members will normally be offered an indefinite duration contract.


DUE DATE for receipt of applications:  5 January 2020


Serving NATO Civilian Staff applying are requested to inform their Civilian Personnel Office.

Applicants are required to apply electronically through NTAP:


Results of the initial screening for this post may be expected by the end of January 2020.  Test and interview are planned end of February 2020 and will take place in Wesel, Germany.



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