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Req ID : 1983210
Cyberspace Operations Warfare Development Senior Engineer

Working Location: Norfolk, VA, USA
Security Clearance: NATO Secret/ National Secret
Language: High proficiency level in English language

During the NATO Warsaw Summit (July 2016) the Alliance declared cyberspace as a domain of operations. Beginning 2021, SACT released the NATO Warfare Capstone Concept, which defined several warfare development imperatives (WDIs) and several supporting Lines of Development, to direct the development of transformational warfare and capabilities. 2021 saw the release as well of a new, approved Cyber Defense Policy, and 2022 brought the Cyber Defense Policy Action Plan (CDPAP) and the new Cyber Adaptation Plan (CDAP), among other challenging tasking instruments. In parallel to all these activities, the NATO Military Authorities (NMA) continue pursuing the further development of NATO military operations in cyberspace, including all the continuum between feasibility analysis and concept development, to capability development, training and lessons learned. The under-development NATO cyberspace operations warfare development work plan (WDWP) will provide guidance on the development of cyberspace operations.
The increase of tempo and the complexity associated to military cyberspace operations results in an increase of specialized workload that cannot be absorbed by the staff in ACT s cyber branch. In consideration of the above, additional expertise needs to be procured to execute the increasingly demanding operational and technical activities.


Essential Qualifications/Experience:
Master s degree or equivalent national academic qualification in computer science, network security, cyber-security or related field OR Bachelor s Degree or equivalent and 5 years of experience in relevant field
Post-graduate education in CIS security and cyber defense disciplines, as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Expert or ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Familiar with the scientific concept development processes with minimum of 4 years of experience in the field of concept development work (at least 2 of those years should be in a role of lead or main contributor)
Demonstrated experience working in or in direct support of a national, international or multi-national cyber command, in support of C2, C3, or C5 activities along with demonstrated ability and recent experience (in the last 2 years) in planning, execution and assessment of military missions in cyberspace
Demonstrated ability and recent experience in the process of planning, facilitation and executing workshops for various stakeholders including governmental agencies, Academia and industry
Demonstrate a working knowledge of NATO or similar International Organization structure, including its policy development processes and procedures
Administrative and office environment experience including experience with MS Office applications

Support the TD (Technical Director is responsible for the management and implementation of ACT activities in
the NATO cyberspace operations warfare development work plan (WDWP)) in this role, mainly through the
development of inputs to (cyberspace operations related) analysis, studies and concepts, as well as the
execution of concept verification and validation activities
Conduct a brief literature review of existing NATO doctrine, vision and strategy, policy, concepts and
implementation efforts in the area of cyberspace operations
Support the cyberspace branch TD in the development and coordination of the NATO cyberspace
operations warfare development work plan (WDWP)
Support the TD in the development of inputs for on-going and planned cyberspace strategic outlook
analysis, feasibility studies, technical and operational concepts and technical studies
Support the cyberspace branch Federation and Engagement Staff Officer in connecting to and building
relevant communities of interest (NATO, nations, industry, and Academia), in support of the
development and implementation of the WDWP activities including the organization of meetings,
conferences and workshops
Based on inputs collected during meetings, workshops and direct engagements, contribute to other
ongoing concept/strategy/study development efforts
Support concepts /strategy papers finalization, staffing and approval process through the NATO
Governance bodies
Support concept validation and experimentation activities by orchestrating/contributing to validation
and verification campaigns, tests, exercises, demonstrations or experiments
Prepare relevant briefing materials, as required, and deliver presentations
Travel to meetings and conferences both within and outside NATO s boundaries for up to 30 days per
year, as required
Perform additional tasks, related to the contract, as required by the COTR

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