Chief Technician (NATO-NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [C002226]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Chief Technician (LAN) to join NATO – NCIA in Mons, Wallonia, Belgium.


Main activity might be a full time effort but contractor could also receive assignments (depending on his availability) related to:

  • Contribution to current and future LAN projects including Engineering assignments (eg. design, testing, implementation, etc.) in the Core Campus or Datacenter depending on ones skills
  • 3rd level Support on Local Area Network (LAN) related assignments
  • Day-to-day operation of local and remote network sites for the switching and wireless infrastructure
  • Day-to-day operations on Datacenter technologies
  • Advises on fault diagnosis throughout North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) sites utilizing a number of management platforms (e.g. CA Spectrum, HP Network Automation, Splunk)
  • Coordinate with sites to implement LAN elements centralization, standardization and best practices
  • Maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures as per guidelines
  • Operate provided management toolsets and capabilities
  • Ensure a common understanding of the available toolsets and method of utilization within the centralized and distributed user base;
  • Solve Incidents and Problems related to the LAN infrastructure
  • Create and maintain network diagrams using various tools and applications such as Microsoft Visio
  • When required, coordinates on-site surveys, validations and system acceptance testing into the Local Area Network infrastructure


  • A currently active NATO SECRET security clearance is required
  • University degree in a field related to the function of the post
  • Or exceptionally, the lack of a university/college degree may be compensated by the demonstration of a candidate’s particular abilities or at least 10 years extensive and progressive expertise in the duties related to the function of the post
  • Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements
  • At least 7 years of experience in design, implementation, maintenance and operation of large complex multi-vendor IP communications networks and related equipment
  • Experience with Core Campus related technologies: STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network), FHRP (First Hop Redundancy Protocol), SNMP (Simple Network Management protocol), ACL (Access Control Lists), QoS (Quality of Service), IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol), PIM (Protocol-Independent Multicast), VRF (Virtual Route Forwarding), LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol), LAG (Link Aggregation Group), VSS / Stackwise virtual, IPV6 (Internet Protocol version 6) network technologies and concepts
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Identity Management: Dot1X, NAC, ISE, Radius, Tacacs+, Cisco TrustSec, PKI
  • Good understanding of Wireless technologies and concepts (+experience is considered a valued asset)
  • Good understanding of Cisco DNA (+ experience is considered a valued asset)
  • Knowledge of shell scripting such as bash, Powershell
  • Familiarity with network monitoring tools (e.g. HP Network Automation, Splunk, Spectrum)
  • Knowledge of routing and IP protocols: OSPF, BGP, IPv6, multicast
  • Basic understanding of server virtualization (VMware, vSphere) for performing local tasks
  • General understanding of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Video, Voice
  • Understanding of Firewall, Intrusion Detection System, IPSec (Internet Protocol Security), VPN (Virtual Private Network) technologies and concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 and Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of the principles of command and control systems
  • Familiarity with any ticketing system regarding networking issues


Level of knowledge shall be equal or higher than:

  • CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • CCDP: Cisco Certified Design Professional


It will be considered as asset if you hold the following certifications:

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation or Higher
  • VMWare certification
  • Any other IT industry network certifications

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