TITLE: Data Manager (ISR)
DIVISION: Operations Wing
GRADE: G12 (B-5)
SECURITY CLEARANCE: NATO S E C R E T
Duty Location: NAGSF, Sigonella
1. POST SUMMARY
NATO nations have chosen to acquire a wide area ground surveillance asset based on a High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV). The system chosen is based on a uniquely designed RQ-4D (Global Hawk) with the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Programme (MP-RTIP) as the primary sensor, a ground segment including deployable assets, and a supporting communications architecture dedicated to filling some of NATO'S Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (JISR) needs.
Under the direction of the NAGSF Chief of Staff, the Functional Area Support (FAS) Branch deals with the Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Data Management, Application Management and Information Management requirements.
As a member of the Data Management Section, the Data Manager (ISR) is primarily in charge of ISR Data Governance.
This post reports to OGS OSK 0010 - Branch Head (Functional Area Support) - A-2.
The incumbent acts as the principal administrator of the AGS specific operational database for the storage and archiving of ISR information and products in the AGS System Master Archival-Retrieval Facility (SMARF).
The incumbent, as directed by the Branch Head, ensures the quality of data stored by the AGS force, by:Guaranteeing confidentiality, integrity and availability of generic and specific data, produced by AGS sensor or acquired by external contributions; Continuously monitoring SMARF operation and performance supporting the definition and maintenance of the replication policy with deployed AGS assets and external partner entities (Coalition Shared Data - CSD - and alike). Developing an AGS data analytics framework;
The incumbent supports the mission crews and deployed operators with data retrieval and archiving.
The incumbent maintains a high level of expertise in the fields of Data Governance, Operations Support as well as of NATO Joint ISR policy and procedures.
As a major contributor to the development of the Unit’s Information Management Policy,the incumbent participates in information sharing, data standardization and interoperability working groups, at AGS, ACO, Bi-SC and NATO levels.
The incumbent may be required to perform a similar range of duties elsewhere within the organization at the same grade without there being any change to the contract.
Under routine circumstances, the job is performed in a typical Secure Facility / CIS Facility environment where slightly undesirable conditions may apply. Shift working may be required. The risk of injury is categorized as “none”. However, the incumbent may be required to undertake deployments in support of military operations and exercises, and/or TDY assignments, both within and without NATO boundaries. Such operational deployment may exceed 30 days duration up to 183 days in any period of 547 days, and may be on short notice. For NATO International Civilian Staff, acceptance of an employment contract linked to this post constitutes agreement to deploy in excess of 30 days if required.
3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Higher Secondary education and completed higher vocational training leading to a formal technical or professional certification with 3 years function related experience, or Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 5 years post related experience.
Extensive experience of data management, in an operational context.
Working knowledge of Database Management Systems and Database Design principles.
Working knowledge of Computer Networks, Distributed Systems and Service Oriented Architectures.
Good understanding of Data Governance principles.
Must have an English Standard Language Proficiency level of ““professional” in Listening and Speaking, and “functional” in Reading and Writing (SLP 3322 based on NATO standards).
Master's Degree in Computer Science or related disciplines, and 2 years of post related experience.
Experience with ISR data formats and metadata standards (e.g. STANAG 4559, 4545, 4607)
Good understanding of Data Science concepts and practical experience of Machine Learning
Experience working in NATO in a staff position
NATO Intelligence Course.
NATO Information and Knowledge Management Course
Professional certification in the Data Management and/or Data Governance field