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Telecom System Security Engineer

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, NoordwijkESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for a Telecom System Security Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Systems Security Engineering Section. The deadline for submitting applications is 20 August 2022.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA.

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • You will report to the Head of Section providing support to ESA projects and programs in the field of security; specifically, your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Providing systems security engineering support and expertise transversally to various ESA projects, space missions, and studies, in the field of (cyber) security;
  • Contributing to the definition of system security architecture and security requirements for ESA projects/missions;
  • Supporting system design reviews on security aspects.
  • Acting as a Technical Officer to research and development security activities;
  • Participating actively in security assessment activities in a lab environment or as a part of a project;
  • Participating in feasibility studies, project reviews and evaluation of procurement proposals in the field of security;
  • Contributing to the definition of security technology development requirements and work plans for the Agency’s technology programmes;
  • Fostering new security application areas for multidisciplinary activities, placing emphasis on innovative concepts, cutting-edge technologies and system architectures;
  • Participating in the follow-up of industrial contracts related to procurement of expertise, technology development, laboratory tools, equipment, etc.
  • Conducting security risk assessments and supporting security risk management by proposing suitable security mitigations and countermeasures.
  • Monitoring applicable technological trends in the field of security and maintaining state-of-the-art expertise;
  • Supporting the engineering, validation and testing of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) / Security Monitoring System;
  • Supervising vulnerability assessment / penetration testing activities on ESA projects and programs and analyse their results.

Job requirements

  • A Master or PhD degree in Cyber Security, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar with a strong knowledge of Security;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in Systems Security Engineering;
  • Very good knowledge of security architectures, network security and communication systems;
  • Good knowledge of modern Applied Cryptography;
  • Knowledge of Space and Ground systems architecture;
  • Very good knowledge of network protocols and standards;
  • Knowledge and experience in vulnerability assessment;
  • Experience of managing security processes and vulnerabilities and risk assessment;
  • Strong personal interest in R&D in the area of security;
  • CISSP and/or a GIAC certificate is a plus;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Please note, candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.


Netherlands, Noordwijk