JTS/FAST Experienced Software Developer (NATO-NCIA)

The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [2022-0044]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting a JTS/FAST Experienced Software Developer to join NATO – NCIA in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands.

The NATO Information and Communication Agency (NCI Agency) located in The Hague, The Netherlands, is currently involved in the development of new capabilities for NATO as well as in the support of existing capabilities. In the light of these activities, the Command and Control Centre is looking for ONEexperienced software developer. More specifically, the work will support the full software development cycle of the NATO Joint Targeting System (JTS) and Functional Area Services for dynamic and time sensitive Targeting (FAST).


Under the direction/guidance of a solution architect and test director, the software developer will develop and update JTS/FAST software modules. This includes the following activities:

  • Develop/update Java software modules
  • Develop/conduct unit and automated testing of software components
  • Develop/update software documentation
  • Attend virtual and in-person meetings


The work will be carried out accessing remotely the engineering/test facilities in the NCI Agency laboratories. These facilities consists of all necessary development platforms, servers, web servers, etc. to support the software lifecycle. The contractor shall update the status of the JTS/FAST tasks in JIRA and test procedures and test results in Zephyr. Some of the work could also be requested to be conducted locally in NCI Agency in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The contractor will be part of a team (project manager, technical lead, software developers, etc.) geographically distributed and will work using an Agile and iterative approach using multiple sprints. Each sprint is planned for a rough duration of 3 weeks with an average 38 hours per week.


  • The candidate must have a NATO SECRET security clearance


The consultancy support for this work requires a software developer with the following qualifications:

  • The candidates have relevant and recent experience in system and software design and development of Graphical User Interface using Java
  • The candidates have relevant and recent experience in using development tools (e.g. Maven, Jira, Zephyr) and methodologies (e.g. Agile)
  • The candidates have relevant and recent experience in documenting source code and design, online help
  • The candidate has relevant and recent experience in continuous software integration and automated testing
  • The candidate is able to speak and write fluent English since the work is conducted in English
  • The candidate has a NATO SECRET security clearance, provided by the national security organization valid at the time of submission of the bid covering the period of the requirement
  • The candidate must have the nationality of one of the NATO nations
  • The candidate has relevant and recent knowledge and usage of JTS and FAST


Practical experience in the following areas is also desired:

  • The candidate has relevant and recent experience in supporting the NATO Joint Targeting Cycle (e.g. Targeteer)
  • The candidate has relevant and recent experience in verifying functional and nonfunctional requirements (e.g. development and execution of test cases, test data, etc.)

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