Transmission Service Fullfilment Engineer

Location: 

Europa / Europe

Nato clearance: 

YES

Job description: 

LOCATION: Mons, Belgium
CLIENT: NATO
DURATION: until 31 December 2019, extension in 2020
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
SECURITY CLEARANCE: NATO CTS but acceptable NATO Secret until CTS status is achieved
STARTING DATE: 15 August 2019

DUTIES:
• Assist the lead engineers in providing Level 2 support for the managed transmission infrastructure services, particularly network management, system maintenance and engineering support on related NGCS, DCIS and AirC2 Link 1 components and associated networks and their interfaces, applications and protocols
• Provide on-line network management to cover fault, performance, accounting, configuration and security management of services provisioned via transmission components of NGCS and AirC2 Link 1, mainly in legacy TOM, and secondary IP/MPLS
• Provide engineering assistance for networking, interconnections through smart intelligent multiplexes and various data switching and routing equipment, and terminating equipment including modem and cryptographic equipment
• Provide engineering assistance in operations and maintenance and documentation of the assigned transmission systems, their interfaces and protocols
•  Provide engineering assistance in evaluation of incident reports trend analysis of the assigned systems and services and their associated networks
• Provide engineering assistance in preparation of Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), operational advice notices, system / equipment configuration, interface standards and procedures as requested and upon each and every change in within managed services and systems
• Provide technical support in planning and implementation of system configuration changes and enhancement suggestions
• Provide specialist advice and knowledge transfer to other staff members on matters concerning specialist competency area
• Assist in development, maintenance and review of technical documentation to contribute to creation and improvement of methods, procedures and tools in relation to transmission services provisioning and design for both NGCS and AirC2 Link 1 managed systems and services
• Verify, maintains, prepares and posts services and systems documentation, to include engineering guidance notes for CSU, DCM and AirC2 Link 1 technical personnel
• Assist and advise remotes sites to resolve technical transmission services incidents

Job requirements: 

• The consultant assigned to this post will hold a university degree in ICT System Engineering and supplemented by substantial qualifications within the C4ISR Domain
• In-depth knowledge network topologies and design
• General knowledge of IP LAN and WAN network technologies
• General knowledge of TDM based communication networks and technologies
• A minimum of 4 years previous function related experience in regards to network device configuration management
• Experience in security and configuration management of digital networks and associated transmission systems to include switching systems in support of data, voice and video transfer
• Basic knowledge of network C2 (Command and Control) Systems
• General experience in the installation, testing, integration and programming and configuration of IP/MPLS routing networks
• General knowledge of modern communications systems such as IP/MPLS, DWDM technology

DESIRABLE:
• Experience on specific NATO transmission networks, interfaces and encryption devices
• Related field experience in operation, administration and maintenance of digital telecommunication and transmission systems
• Valid/active Alcatel Lucent Network Routing Specialist I (NRS I) or higher (or equivalent demonstrable knowledge)
• Valid/active Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) routing and switching or higher certification (or equivalent demonstrable knowledge)
• Related field experience and knowledge related to RAD Megaplex family of products and management tools
• Experience in design and operation of Configuration and Management Data bases (CMDB)
• ITIL v3 Foundation or higher certification (or equivalent demonstrable knowledge)
• Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements