Remote Monitoring Equipment Engineer (P3)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Closed on 23 Aug 2020
Location: Vienna (Austria)
Grade: P3, Mid-level Professional
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Job Description

Organizational Setting

The Department of Safeguards (SG) is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically challenging environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries.

The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions: three Operations Divisions: A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions: Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services; as well as three Offices: the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.

The Division of Technical and Scientific Services (SGTS) is the departmental branch for nuclear and other measurement systems applied in verification activities, containment and surveillance techniques and all verification logistics. Within the Department of Safeguards, the Division of Technical Support is responsible for the development and implementation of the Department's equipment systems.

The Systems Integration and Coordination Section (TSI) comprises three teams (technical units): Project Engineering; Remote Monitoring; and Seals. This Section acts as the Division's focal point for broad based support needed by the Operation Divisions in instrumentation data processing and review, remote data collection, development and application of sealing, containment and instrument security technologies, as well as in development and deployment of complex and integrated equipment systems. The Section is also responsible for maintenance, enhancement and quality assurance of the divisional infrastructure for instrumentation development and authorization.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Team Leader, the incumbent programmes, modifies and maintains remote monitoring software for various SG equipment in the field.


The Remote Monitoring Equipment Engineer is: (1) a programmer, maintaining and customizing remote monitoring software, either as a leader or a member of a team; (2) a project manager, initiating, planning, executing and controlling agreed work, and (3) a resource for the Section, taking part in various activities as required, such as quality assurance and continuous process improvements.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Maintain and improve the remote monitoring software applications assigned in order to improve communications and data transfers from specialized safeguards equipment at remote facilities.
  • Analyse and correct the requirements for the new software systems and custom applications assigned relating to monitoring remote equipment and perform it's State of Health (SoH) analysis.
  • Execute checks on the availability of Safeguards remote monitoring data repositories on a 24/7 basis and provide assistance so that the system meets performance criteria.
  • Ensures proper practices are followed by providing user support to Operations Divisions, including the provision of (i) field support during inspections, (ii) instruction on the use of remote monitoring equipment, and (iii) well-documented system operations procedures.


Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Planning and OrganizingPlans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
CommunicationCommunicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving ResultsTakes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Client orientationHelps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.
Judgement/decision makingConsults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
Technical/scientific credibilityEnsures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description
Information TechnologyComputer ProgrammingThorough knowledge of Web programming (Javascript, AJAX/JSON, PERL, HTML) and knowledge of one or more of C/C /C#, Java, XML, R, Perl. Thorough understanding of software engineering processes and the software engineering life cycle.
Information TechnologyDatabase DevelopmentThorough knowledge of relational database management system (e.g. SQL Server) and SQL.
Information TechnologyNetwork SecurityBasic knowledge of TCP/IP, routing protocols, VPN, firewalls, telecommunications, and IT security techniques.

Asset Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description
Information TechnologyApplication ArchitectureDisciplined, methodical approach to requirements analysis and system design. Practical experience in the integration of applications is an asset.
SafeguardsContainment and SurveillanceFamiliarity with the implementation and maintenance of Containment and/or Surveillance Systems, similar to those used in International Safeguards.
SafeguardsNon-destructive AssayFamiliarity with the implementation and maintenance of NDA Systems, similar to those used in International Safeguards.
SafeguardsSafeguards System, BasicFamiliarity with the concepts of IAEA Safeguards.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • A first level university degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or other related field.
  • A minimum of five years of combined experience in all of the mandatory areas of expertise is required.
  • Knowledge of Software Engineering, Database Management, and Network Engineering to levels specified above.
  • Experience with safeguards equipment support would be desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $60962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 24324*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values):
Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

About IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.