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System Manager (SATCOM)

Information Communication Technology
210590 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 pertaining to the Service Management of NATO’s static and deployable SATCOM systems.

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, Telecommunications) and 3 years post-related experience. A different qualification coupled with particularly relevant experience may also be considered.

- At least 3 years of experience in the operation, SATCOM link planning, or maintenance of satellite ground terminals/stations or related systems such as radars or Digital Line-Of-Sight (DLOS).

- Sound experience in:

  • Development, implementation and management of satellite power budgets in coordination with spacecraft control authorities;
  • Frequency management, including knowledge of propagation in the satellite UHF, SHF, Ku a, Ka and EHF bands, and interference analysis;
  • Antenna sub-system including: Radome, feed horn, reflector, pedestal, waveguides, tracking receiver, servo and drive equipment;
  • Transmit and receive chains including up and down converters, Low Noise Amplifiers, High Power Amplifiers;
  • MODEMs, Electronic Protected Modems (EPMs), cryptographic equipment, routers, switches, network management equipment;
  • Computer-assisted Monitor and Control System (M&CS);
  • GPS-disciplined Frequency Reference Standards and associated distribution systems;
  • In-depth knowledge of digital techniques;
  • TCP/IP fundamentals and telecommunications quality assurance practices;
  • Development, implementation, fielding, testing and maintenance of modern communications equipment;
  • Familiarity with related international / commercial / industrial standards

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


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

  • Creating and Innovating
  • Planning and Organising
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Relating and Networking

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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