Database Specialist (NATO-NCIA)

Geilenkirchen, Germany, Sapienza Consulting [AAS 2021-0025 ]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Database Specialist to join NATO – NCIA at Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Executes efficient management and maintenance (both in-house and outsourced), installation and testing, operation and user support of databases for the NAEW&C data and mission support processes, hosted on NAEW&C networks and stand-alone IT/CIS Systems
  • Oversees and applies life-cycle support for database configuration including installing and upgrading software and maintaining relevant documentation
  • Oversees and applies quality assurance to the fielded databases software and support processes and related technical documentation
  • Ensures effective system backup and recovery capabilities as well as adequate protection of all assigned ITCIS services (including software, on-line and archive data, workflows, etc. according to NATO NAEW&C security directives
  • Ensures optimum database and application server performance and plans for forecast resource needs
  • Ensures a viable disaster recovery capability for all assigned IT/CIS services (databases)
  • Assists with strategies for effective use of database technology, taking account of the complex interrelations between hardware and software
  • Recommends the definition of standards for database objects and ensures conformance to these standards
  • Provides specialist expertise in the development, use or operation of database management system tools and facilities and enables configuration control on the engineering level of the software development environment
  • Supports shaping database-related mission problems into solutions that deliver added value to the mission value
  • Supports enhancing the business intelligence environment by further building business intelligence infrastructure
  • Maintains current awareness of evolving methodologies, technologies, and tools for business intelligence and reporting
  • Provides expert knowledge in the selection, provision and use of database architectures, software and facilities, typically taking responsibility for a team of technical staff
  • Supports product selection and acquisition, trial installations and walkthroughs, deployment, enabler training, testing and release for use, in-house and outsourced technical support and maintenance, and user helpdesk support of each assigned IT/CIS service
  • On request, participates in feasibility studies and technically reviews, requirements definition and refinement for components of IT/CIS services to be developed/produced/delivered /integrated / installed by external organisations (NAEW&C, NATO, Government, Commercial Contractor)
  • Participates in analysis of causes and incidents of IT/CIS Service failures (including IT/CIS System trouble-shooting) and effecting appropriate action to correct problems related to database administration
  • Maintains and operates an efficient and effective technical library for assigned databases
  • The successful candidate will work on site at NAEW&C Force HQ in Geilenkirchen under the direction of the Head of the CIS Support Squadron or designated Section Chief


  • Knowledgeable of both relational and non-relational (NOSQL) database principles, design, implementation and/or administration
  • Knowledgeable of Object-Oriented Database principles design, implementation and/or administration
  • Experience with writing queries and query optimization
  • High-level knowledge of other computing disciplines including software development, system integration and IT service provision
  • Desirable Specific Experience
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Server 2012+
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate SQL Server 2012+
  • Oracle Database 11g+ Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g+ Certified Implementation Specialist Oracle Weblogic Server 11g+ Certified Associate Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated knowledge and experience of NAEW&C Force CIS Squadron organisation, procedures and IT Systems.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU
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