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Senior Engineer (SATCOM)

Information Communication Technology
210517 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 planning and executing all lifecycle management activities for the SATCOM Elements within the Network services and IT Infrastructure services service line.

For a full list of duties, please review the job description. Here.

About you

We’re looking for a talented and knowledgeable SATCOM professional with ideally a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (such as, Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering) and 3 years post-related experience.

A different qualification coupled with particularly relevant experience may also be considered.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in planning, design, system engineering, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of SATCOM systems or Line-Of-Sight Radio Frequency (RF) based communications systems;
  • Knowledge and experience in state-of-the-art technologies relevant to the work, i.e. SATCOM systems design , RF transmissions, modems , bandwidth management, network design, wireless ad-hoc networking, and familiarity with related international / commercial /  military standards;
  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience for the testing of communications equipment, earth station/terminal systems. More in details:
    • In-depth understanding and experience in antenna systems (including tracking systems), transmit and receive chains, modems, electronically protected modems, network management and control, cryptographic equipment, routers, switches, GPS-disciplined frequency reference standards and associated distribution systems, fibre optic cables and other tail systems, AC power distribution equipment, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems;
    • Experience in analysis of solution-supplier data and presentation of performance (e.g. G/T, EIRP, etc);
    • Experience in link analysis including budgets (link, transmission, etc).
  • In-depth knowledge and analysis of digital principles and techniques, TCP/IP fundamentals, and telecommunications quality assurance practices;

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


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

  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives

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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