The aura of military jobs fills our heart with joy and our pride rises above bounds. Is it the respect the job will bring you or the money? Shall we talk about the travel experiences? The military could be fulfilling you know.

So if your dream has been to serve Nigeria in the military arm, and enjoy all those privileges soldiers enjoy then the Defense Space Agency would offer you that unique opportunity.

We have brought you in this article every bit of what you should know about the DSA recruitment: various vacancies, the job requirements and how you can apply.

Perhaps you have some questions about the organization?

we’ve answered some of those frequently asked questions.

Before you dance about in joy for the job offer, I must warn you that working with a military branch like the Defence Space Agency is tasking.

It requires that you are determined to serve your country in truth and fairness, and uphold her dignity. Be ready to follow orders!

HOW TO APPLY FOR DSS RECRUITMENT

To apply for the DSA recruitment, you only need to send you application via the DSA recruitment portal: https://dsaportal.gov.ng/register

NOTE: You will only see the available positions/vacancies only when you have registered. You are also required to have the following documents which you will upload during the application:

  • Your recent passport photograph
  • You CV which is in either pdf of doc format. It should exceed two pages and a size of 60Kb.

When you have registered an account, fill the online application form and upload the necessary documents. You will get a confirmatory email showing that your application is successful.

HISTORY

In 2001 when the Nigerian Space Policy and Programmes (NSPP) were approved, it was contained that a command will be instituted to serve as a body which would ensure the implementation and facilitation of the NSPP provisions.

To fulfill the provisions of the 2001 NSPP, the Defence Space Agency was established on the 9th of October, 2014 during the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s regime. Following this establishment in 2014, the DSA Act 2016 was enacted by the National Assembly. This Act was signed into law on February 3 2017.

By harnessing the space products and services, the DSA aids the Nigerian military and other security agencies in handling security challenges in the country. This follows the findings that the space is a force multiplier and therefore can be used to improve the security of lives and properties.

THE FUNCTION OF THE DEFENCE SPACE AGENCY

  • The DSA utilize the space assets to ensure that the Nigerian space is safe.
  • They also work with the Nigerian military and other relevant security agencies to ensure security of lives and properties.
  • The DSA Nigeria also functions in cases of space warfare.

JOB VACANCIES AT THE DSA

The DSA recruitment offers various job vacancies for different professionals having different qualifications. We shall enlist now those vacancies alongside the job requirements.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

This job is for applicants who are proficient in developing programmes in a variety of computer languages like JAVA, MATLAB, SIMULINK, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS, C, C++ and RPA. You also be able to debug programmes, test and fix errors.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have B.Sc or HND in relevant fields.
  • Applicants must be candidates who made First Class or Second Class upper division, or HND Distinction and HND Upper Credit as the case may be, from recognized tertiary institution.
  • You should have these professional certificates: OCP, OCM, OCE obtained from IEEE or any other related body.

POSITION, NAVIGATION AND TIMING ENGINEER

The workers under this section in the job will be responsible for the provision of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technical analysis. These servicemen will also perform many other assignments related to PNT.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have a B.Sc in Physics, Computer Science and any other related fields.
  • Applicants must be candidates who made First Class or Second Class upper division, or HND Distinction and HND Upper Credit as the case may be, from recognized tertiary institution.
  • It is required that applicants have strong communication background in both spoken and written forms.
  • Applicants should also be able to understand weapon systems that depend on or incorporate PNT systems.
  • Candidates should be able to understand broad technical familiarity in PNT systems, military and commercial.
  • The maximum age of degree holder is 28 years while that of an M.Sc holder is 32 years.
  • Candidates should have any of the following professional certifications: NSE, COREN, SURCON or NIS.

EARTH OBSERVATION OFFICER

The Earth Observation Officer is responsible for collecting and analyzing data and the compilation of Excel spreadsheets, coding and re-coding of data on MATLAB. They will also be responsible for Imagery Change Detection, Feature Extraction, View Shed Anlysis, Cost-Distance Analysis and so on.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have B. Sc or HND in either of the following areas: Geology, Geo Informatics, Geography, Land Survey, Remote Sensing or PGD GIS.
  • Applicants must be candidates who made First Class or Second Class upper division, or HND Distinction and HND Upper Credit as the case may be, from recognized tertiary institution.
  • Applicants must be proficient in GIS/Remote Sensing softwares such as: ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, ENVI, GRASS, GD GIS/Remote Sensing, Remote View Pro 4.
  • Applicants should have any of the following professional certificates in: Data Management, Imagery Analysis and Interpretation, ESRI, USGIF certificates, or any other certificate relevant in the field.

SYSTEM ENGINEER

The system engineer is to ensure that ICT-delivered services and end user needs are met. They also support the management and operations of all ICT infrastructures within the organization.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should possess B. Sc or HND in Computer Science, Physics or B. Eng in Electrical/Electronic engineering.
  • Applicants must be candidates who made First Class or Second Class upper division, or HND Distinction and HND Upper Credit as the case may be, from recognized tertiary institution
  • The required age of applicants is between 26 to 30 years.
  • Applicants should have certificate in MSCE

RADIO NAVIGATION ENGINEER

A Radio Navigation Engineer at the DSA has the duty of implementation and Verification of GNSS System.

They also support the System Test Campaigns using System Tools including Radio Navigation Receivers.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have B. Sc or M. Sc in Telecommunications and Signal Processing or Electronic Engineering.
  • Applicants must be candidates who made First Class or Second Class upper division, or HND Distinction and HND Upper Credit as the case may be, from recognized tertiary institution
  • Candidates for this job must have specific and strong knowledge about design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF and signal processing techniques, focusing on navigation receivers.
  • Applicants are required to have at least 4-year experience with GNSS systems and equipment including receivers and a good knowledge of Radio Navigation processing, simulation and testing systems.
  • Interested applicants should have strong experience at user level with satellite navigation receivers and satellite navigation positioning and integrity algorithm.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER – NAVIGATION

The job of the Software Engineer at the DSA is to work with developers to design algorithms and flowchart for new navigation application systems; to produce clean, efficient code, based on specifications and to integrate software components and third-party programmes. It is also their duty to troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should possess B. Sc or HND in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields.
  • Applicants must be candidates who made First Class or Second Class upper division, or HND Distinction and HND Upper Credit as the case may be, from recognized tertiary institution.
  • Applicants should have a good knowledge of coding languages like C++, Python, JavaScript and framework/systems (Angular JS, Git) etc.
  • Applicants should have experience of software design and development in a test-driven environment.
  • Candidates should be open to learn new coding languages and also have good communication skills.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will the recruitment start?

There is no official information currently about when the exercise will start. If you do not want to miss the update, kindly bookmark this page.

Who is the chief of Defence Space Agency, Nigeria?

The chief of the DSA Nigeria is Air Vice Marshal Victor Udoh

RECRUITMENT UPDATE

The DSA job is a highly professional one. Therefore, applicants are required to be outstanding enough, so as to make it to the shortlist.

Meanwhile, the DSA recruitment for 2020 has not started. We shall update you when the recruitment starts; all you need to do is to bookmark this page or you can sign up for our newsletter.


CONCLUSION

I will leave you at this point believing that you have gotten all you should know about the DSA recruitment. We also have many other recruitment opportunities which hyou may want to take chances of.

Do well to ask your questions if you still have any. If you have any contribution to make, please go ahead.