Systems Engineer (NATO – NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Cyber Security
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Systems Engineer to join NATO – NCIA at Mons, Belgium


As Systems Engineer, the incumbent will work Cyber Security Operations and Maintenance team, providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to support continual availability and improvement of NATOs global Cyber Defense systems, carrying out system implementation tasks across multiple work threads providing both operational support and project implementation activities. Systems Engineer reports to the Head, Platform and Infrastructure Management Section and will work with engineers within Infrastructure Branch. Main responsibilities, but are not limited to the following:

– Carry out configuration and administration of systems and security technologies;

– Support the Initiation, preparation, follow-up and defence of the specialist applications upgrades in front of the Change Management Board;

– Provide SME to impact evaluations and proposed solutions for NCIRC Change Requests;

– Development of systems engineering artefacts, including documentation to support the delivery and maintenance of system solutions;

– Provide software and hardware auditing to ensure compliance with NCIA policies and directives;

– Initiate, define and develop secure solutions ensuring the availability and continuity of services for the complete NCIRC core CIS.


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • Essential to have Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science combined with minimum of 5 years’ experience as Systems Engineer or similar position, or Secondary education and completed advanced vocational education (leading to professional qualification or professional accreditation) with 7 years post related experience, with demonstrated experience in following areas:
  • Complex TCP/IP based secure network infrastructure;
  • Configuration and support of firewall devices;
  • Central VPN installation, maintenance and troubleshooting with IDS and Firewall technologies
  • Supporting intrusion detection systems / intrusion prevention systems;
  • Development, enhancement and implementation of security settings relating to any of Cisco, Linux, Unix, Microsoft operating systems
  • Enterprise Management Systems such as SCCM, MS WSUS, ePO, Nimsoft
  • Virtualization techniques and technologies;
  • Demonstrable experience in troubleshooting and resolving complex technical infrastructure and system problems;
  • Standard office automation tools (MS Office Professional);
  • Complex and secure Microsoft based multisegment TCP/IP network infrastructure including Active Directory and MS Server 2003 – 2019 operating systems and associated services and hardware;
  • Deployment and support of Microsoft IIS and SharePoint Server/MOSS Infrastructures;
  • MS Exchange and message systems including content filtering technologies and mail Anti-Malware applications, McAfee EPO and VirusScan Application;
  • Back-up software and applications, Symantec BackupExec, Veritas NetBackup;
  • Deployment and support virtual environment architectures and tools;
  • Network Management and Monitoring tools such as SolarWinds.
  • Desirable
  • – Industry leading certification in area of Cybersecurity such as CISSP, CISM, MCSE/S, CISA, GSNA, SANS GIAC
  • – Solid understanding of Information Security Practices; relating to Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information (CIA triad)
  • – Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements

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