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Backup and Storage Engineer / Principal Backup and Storage Technician

Information Communication Technology
210514 Requisition #

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 be responsible for the Level-3 and level-2 full life cycle of Backup and Storage Services

For a full list of duties, please review the job description. Here. (Principal Backup and Storage Technician).

We are opening this post again, as we have 1 additional position to fill: Backup and Storage Engineer. This NATO Grade 15 position shares most of the requirements from the job description above, but will focus on some managerial aspects as well. If you already applied, you will be considered for both positions. Feedback on your application is expected in the last two weeks of August 2021.

About you

We’re looking for a talented and knowledgeable IT professional with ideally a Higher vocational training in a relevant discipline with 3 years post-related experience. A different qualification coupled with particularly relevant experience may also be considered.

  • Practical experience in the implementation, support, testing and maintenance and best practices of backup and storage infrastructure for large-scale distributed deployment;
  • Abililty and experience for in performing consistent backups and restoration of operating systems (Windows, Linux-like, Solaris), databases and application;
    • VMware VMs;
    • Microsoft SQL AlwaysON availability groups, transaction log, point-in-time restore;
    • MySQL;
    • Microsoft SharePoint;
    • Oracle backup via RMAN, Archive log backups, backup and restore scripts;
    • Microsoft Exchange database, DAG, granular level recovery.
  • Experience in:
    • One or more of Backup and Restore backup products and integrated backup appliances such as PowerProtect DP Appliances, Avamar, Commvault, Veeam, Netbackup, etc. and their integration with VMware vCenter and backup storages;
    • Off-site or isolated backups along with backup data replication;
    • Data retention planning and enforcement;
    • SAN/NAS network fundamentals (TCP-IP, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, WWN, WWNP, LIFS) with SAN,Unified and NAS storages;
    • VMware virtual environments.
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security techniques to protect data and immutable backup storage;
  • Certification in ITIL Foundation.

Knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential.


The NCI Agency is looking for individuals have tangible experience and knowledge in following areas;

  • Relating and Networking
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Adapting and Responding to Change

To learn more about NCI Agency and our work, please visit our website.
For information about the NATO Single Salary Scale (Grading, Allowances, etc.) please click here. Detailed data is available under the Salary and Benefits tab.

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