For a client we are looking for an Information Technology Lab Administrator. The Information Technology Lab Administrator (IT Admin) will provide technical expertise in the setup and operation of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Integration Test Bed (ITB) and other Air and Missile Defence Command and Control (AMDC2) laboratories. These activities include network administration, account management as well as cybersecurity related functions.

The ITB consists of a set of computer simulation tools that enable early testing of the Ballistic Missile Defence Command, Control, Communications and Integration (BMC3I) architecture as well as the capability for extensive integration testing to ensure that all National systems work effectively and efficiently together. The ITB enables connection of any combination of constructive simulations, National laboratories and live systems into a realistic friendly force structure, and enable injecting realistic threat scenarios into those integrated components for a variety of purposes that range from architecture interoperability assessment, to evaluating Concepts of Operation (CONOPs).

The role of the IT Admin is to assist in the coordination of the building of a new lab which comprises of managing requirements, coordinating various entities such as upper management, building and facilities, NATO IT services, and contractors. A future role is to ensure the ITB operating efficiently, support the set-up and configuration of the tool suite for a test event, perform software and hardware configuration management, and ensure security compliance for aspects of the ITB. Work location is The Hague, Netherlands.

Preferred experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Information Technology support with a specialty in desktops, servers, and networking.
  • Familiar with TEMPEST testing and Security Lock down procedures for defence computer systems whether national or NATO.
  • Willingness to learn many different technologies as breadth of skills is important.
  • Capable of troubleshooting hardware and software issues.  Demonstrate the ability to deduce problems.
  • Demonstration of performing configuration management at any specified level.
  • IPv4 troubleshooting and basic subnetting.
  • Demonstrate packet sniffing to troubleshoot network and application issues.
  • Demonstration of installing and building computer systems in these operating systems (Windows 7/10, Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019, Redhat Linux 5,6,7; Solaris 10/11; VMWare ESXi, VCenter).
  • Coursework and/or certification in programming.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products including Visio.
  • Understanding of CAT 5/6, HDMI, Fibre cabling.