North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Principal Technician (Test, Verification and Validation)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Job Description

NATO offers you more than a job. It gives you a mission: building peace and security for one billion people in Europe and North America. The NATO Communications & Information Agency is leading NATO’s Digital Endeavour.   We are NATO’s technology and cyber leaders, helping NATO Nations to communicate and work together in smarter ways. Our work is challenging and meaningful, and you will develop and apply your expertise as part of a dynamic international team of civilian and military professionals. What do we offer?
  • Genuinely meaningful work as part of the most successful alliance in history

  • 3 year contract with competitive tax-free salary and household and children’s allowances

  • Privileges for expatriate staff including expatriation and education allowances (where appropriate) and additional home leave

  • Excellent private health insurance scheme

  • Generous annual leave of 30 days plus official holidays

  • Retirement Pension Plan

About the job Based in Mons, Belgium, you will join the Agency as we embark on a journey to transform our IT services to support NATO’s Digital Endeavour. You will perform testing, verification and validation in support of projects, exercises and interoperability events and support system administrators of test and reference systems with the specification and implementation of these environments. About you We are looking for a talented and knowledgeable Principal Technician with ideally a higher vocational training in a relevant discipline with 3 or a secondary educational qualification with 5 years of relevant experience in various testing and evaluation services. A different qualification coupled with particularly relevant experience may also be considered. You have recent experience as a tester or independent verification and validation engineer, during all phases of the project lifecycle and are able to understand software architectures and software interfaces and standards, You have recent experience using test management tools such as HP ALM, IBM Rational, TestRail or similar and are able to contribute to draft test plans and are able to draft test specifications and test reports; Experience installing, configuring and using Windows Servers and virtualization technologies. Experience in the installation and configuration of NATO Functional Services would be considered an asset. Knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential. Competencies The NCI Agency is looking for individuals have tangible experience and knowledge in following areas;
  • Working with people

  • Adhering to principles and values

  • Applying expertise and technology

  • Learning and researching

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