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Manager/Senior Manager, NATO - Solution Delivery

Up to £95,000
Closing date
26 Mar 2024
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Manager/Senior Manager

Locations: Bristol

Sector: Defence and Security

Salaries: Up to £95,000 (DOE) + Clearance bonus

Clearance: Applicants must currently hold NATO Cosmic clearance


The opportunity

Are you able to guide NATO users through complex technology challenges, and rapidly develop new solutions to meet defence needs? We are looking for you to help digitise defence with new thinking on technology capabilities and adoption processes, and someone who is sensitively able to combine the latest thinking with traditional military functions. The ability to create and support multi-lateral digital transformation across functions is key to supporting our NATO clients and engagements.

You will guide our clients through their digital journey from strategy through to a working and breathing environment supporting their most critical services. Building robust and scalable digital platforms that enable teams to deliver modern micro-services based and digital solutions to continuously improve environments through automation and infrastructure-as-code.

In this role you will:

  • Support the creation of strategic digital design principles
  • Use your experience to architect the digital delivery programme to meet exacting standard and timelines
  • Act as an inspiring people manager by creating a positive working environment with maximum learning opportunities for your team, which come from multiple NATO nations.
  • Manage projects from the inception phase to their final implementation and closure, by translating client's business problems into Digital Transformation solutions
  • Establish long-term positive relationships with NATO representatives and other third parties working on Digital Transformation programmes
  • Build cross-functional relationships within NATO and alliance countries
  • Regularly engage outside of NATO to ensure digital transformation programmes are bringing the latest thinking and technology from across the alliance
  • Provide strategic advice and recommendations to Senior NATO International Staff and Senior representatives, both military and political, from member nations.
  • Demonstrate leadership on technology and related innovation fields relevant to ICT capabilities and services.
  • Ensures ongoing support to digital innovation, supporting the Digital transformation of NATO in accordance with NATO 2030 ambition
  • Develop strong relations with industry and academia as well as other relevant multinational bodies in the science and technology domain
  • Ability to share best practices and subject matter expertise across the Alliance in all emerging technology areas
  • Ensure that the projects, programme and team meet objectives through successful preparation for and execution of digital transformation concepts
  • Ensures financial accountability and cost effective execution for the assigned portfolio, programmes, projects
  • Leads, plans, directs and supervise the work of the Team. Coach, mentor assigned staff members

Connect to your skills and professional experience

All applicants must currently hold NATO Cosmic clearance


  • Experience of developing IT capability and technology roadmaps and providing solutions to a client that transforms their customer experience e.g., digital solutions
  • Demonstratable experience in a client facing, consulting role which incorporated managing projects, work streams or teams
  • Previous experience at a Consulting organisation, including business development of your key industry and skill focus
  • Current NATO Cosmic clearance
  • Recent experience of working in NATO Digital environment
  • Experience in multi-lateral requirement development for digital programmes
  • Ability to work across multiple sites including Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and UK
  • Programme or project management in a technology environment
  • Experience in software development ideally with TOPFAS or C++ and/or C#
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of software development in Java, TypeScript, JavaScript and/or Python, along with good overall engineering patterns and practices and be able to explain these clearly
  • Fluency in English and the consequent ability to describe digital transformation programmes in English
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of working in teams, particularly in agile methodologies such as Scrum & Kanban


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, challenging and varied environment.
  • Degree in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent from a reputable institution
  • Fluency in French
  • NATO implementation experience
  • Consulting / delivery experience in a Defence environment on large, complex transformation projects
  • Project management experience in Agile delivery
  • Technology experience in an advisory or consultancy capacity.


This is a business-critical position and we are looking to arrange interviews as soon as possible. To be considered please apply directly or contact me via email at


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