Chief Technology Officer

NCIA - NATO Communications and Information Agency

Chief Technology Officer

NCIA - NATO Communications and Information Agency

Brussels, Belgium

NATO Body: NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
Schedule: Full-time
Salary (Pay Basis): 10,729.95Euro (EUR) Monthly
Grade: A.6

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. Come and be part of the most successful alliance in history.

Based in Brussels, 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 Technical leadership, translating business needs into an IT strategy and roadmap. You will be a strategic thinker, capable of driving innovation and embracing change to deliver results. You will be tech savvy with demonstrable knowledge across cloud-based technology, big data and artificial intelligence.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Establish the Agency's technical vision and IT engineering strategy including management of the research and development of emerging technology;
  • Develop insight through horizon scanning to predict future technologies to deliver efficient, profitable and secure IT customer services and platforms;
  • Lead and coordinate a direct/matrixed team to deliver the IT roadmap, monitoring technical performance and managing IT budgets.

Key duties will include:

  • Identifying and implement innovative solutions through specification of technical policy, working practices and professional standards;
  • Developed IT roadmap promoting technical solutions that foster competition;
  • Lead technical relations with industry to gain market insight on emerging technology;
  • Participate in Agency governance, contributing to wider policy on IT issues;
  • Deliver technical support and identify professional capacity required to support Agency programmes and projects;
  • Develop NATO’s Consultation, Command and Control architecture to support capability and implement technical coherence, on time and within budget;
  • Provide technical advice to Nations when interfacing their systems with NATO;
  • Leads technical review of IT related acquisition activity including assurance of coherence with the NATO Enterprise architecture and design;
  • Establish, and manage Heads of Technical Professions to develop and maintain appropriate skills and competencies across the Agency;
  • Identification of skills gaps across IT roadmap and changing business demands, proposing organisation changes and/or training if required.

Qualifications & experience required:

  • Master’s degree or higher in engineering at a nationally recognised/certified University supplemented by relevant postgraduate qualifications;
  • 15 years' experience in a senior industry related appointment or in a relevant senior NATO or national appointment;
  • Proven experience as a Chief Technology Officer or similar leadership role with a strong technical understanding across a state-of-the-art technologies relevant to the work of NATO;
  • Knowledge and experience of development, acquisition and/or implementation of communications, computer, command and control, or intelligence systems or programmes;
  • Demonstrable executive level management level experience, specifically developing and implementing strategic IT programmes;
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, able to adapt to different audiences and present clear, articulate information effectively;
  • Knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential and some knowledge of French is desirable.

Competencies required:

  • High Ethical Standards;
  • Leading and Supervising;
  • Persuading and Influencing;
  • Presenting and Communicating Information;
  • Critical Thinking;
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts;
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking.

What do we offer?

  • Competitive tax-free salary, including (where eligible) expatriation household and children's allowances and additional privileges for expatriate staff;
  • Education allowance for children (where appropriate) and an excellent private health insurance scheme;
  • Generous annual leave and home leave (if eligible);
  • Retirement Pension Plan;
  • 3-Year contract.

To learn more about NCI Agency and our work, please visit our website.

A full copy of the job description can be found here.

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