Crypto Engineer (NATO-NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [C002150]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting a Crypto Engineer to join NATO – NCIA in Mons, Wallonia, Belgium.


  • Deliver Secure NATO Cryptographic Installations:
    • Installs, commissions and certifies all Infrastructure-funded, and other, crypto equipment NATO wide, in support of NATO HQs, NATO Nations, NATO Operations and NATO Exercises
    • Provide semi-formal training during initial installation of NATO cryptographic equipment and systems
  • Performs duties as Central Key Distribution Authority
  • Supports the central distribution of electronic keys for NATO, ACO, ACT Crypto accounts and National Distribution Agencies (NDAs)
  • Receive electronic keys from the DACAN Key Management Infrastructure (DKMI)
  • Downloads and uploads electronic keys in the NATO Electronic Key Management System (NEKMS)
  • Conducts Inventories, destructions of Crypto material in his Crypto Account
  • Issues or transfers crypto material as directed by the Controlling Authority to authorised COMSEC accounts (including subaccounts) or individual users. If the material is classified, verifying that the individuals are cleared to the classification level of the material
  • Manage Crypto equipment for NATO wide assets
  • Performs encryption and setup of data at rest for NATO wide customers.


  • The candidate must have a NATO COSMIC TOP SECRET security clearance

The required skillset for the contracted individual is extensive knowledge and experience (more than 5 years) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of cryptographic installation techniques and standards
  • Experience with Cryptographic Systems, design, management and implementation of modern Cryptographic systems and applications
  • Very good knowledge of modern communication and Internet Protocol (IP) based networking technologies and systems including security aspects
  • Experienced in and have a good knowledge of COMSEC principles and practices, including physical security standards relating to COMSEC
  • Extensive experience in the analysis of risk and in the implementation and integration of INFOSEC protective measures
  • Good experience with latest Virtualization Technologies, Oracle Linux and database
  • Extensive experience in operating systems backup and restore
  • Knowledge of CRYPTO accounting and distribution
  • Working knowledge of the operation of communications systems and troubleshooting techniques
  • Ability to work independently and in teams to achieve the desired goals, including the ability to monitor and support a team of industry
  • Good understanding of the constraints related to IT systems on NATO networks is desirable
  • Experience with implementation projects within NATO and/or National military organizations is desirable
  • Excellent communications and writing skills in English

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