Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer


You will be based on our client’s site at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. In this large European agency, you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities with the opportunity to gain exposure to various projects and missions at the heart of European space research and development.

Location: Noordwijk/The Netherlands
Deadline to apply: 9th March 2021
How to apply:
Reference: DER/PLC/21/07


  • University  degree  (MSc  minimum)  in  telecommunications  and  signal processing  or electronic  engineering,  as  well  as  experience  in  these fields:   Specific knowledge in the security engineering
  • Knowledge of space and ground systems architecture
  • Candidates  must  be  eligible  for  security  clearance  from  their  national security administration.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Provide support to the  Agency  projects  and  programs  in  the  area  of security, including:

  • System  security  analysis,  design  and  associated  tools:  covering  all aspects related to the analysis and design of the security of the end to end system, including concepts, architecture, ground, space and hybrid ground/space systems and sub-systems, methodologies, standards and all associated tools for simulations and analysis
  • System    security    requirements    definition    and    implementation, vulnerability   and  threat   assessment,   security   engineering   process lifecycle
  • Security  technology,  techniques  design,  and  prototyping:  covering  all technologies  related   to   the   implementation   of   security,   InfoSEC, COMSEC, CyberSec, Appsec engineering
  • Security accreditation and certification methodologies and processes
  • Security    requirements    derivation,    design,    implementation    and verification from an accreditation perspective
  • Project Risk analysis and assessment, supporting toolsets, accreditation processes and methodologies, security standards
  • Specific RF security technologies, e.g. telecom security techniques and technologies,  secure TT&C  and  PDT  links,  radio  navigation  security technology, RF system security etc.
  • Provide support to projects for the implementation of security inside the systems,  perform/support  end  to  end  security  engineering,  follow  up security elements requirements derivation, design, implementation and verification
  • Provide  support  to  project  Infosec/Cyber  security  and  accreditation engineering, such as:
    • To    perform/support    project    security    risk    analysis,    vulnerability assessment  during the life cycle of the project
    • To   define   specific   project   security,   certification   and   accreditation security requirements (HL SSRS /SISRS/Secops)
  • Provide  support  to  projects  and  TEC  for  the  implementation  of  the security directives policy, roles and functions (PSSO, etc.) such as to: – Support and act as competent PSSO/ISO/SOZ5 and other security roles as for the ESA Security Regulation
  • Support awareness and training campaign on security process/policies and procedures
  • Contribute  to  the  Agency’s  R&D  strategy  and  research  programs elaboration and implementation
  • Support to standardization bodies in the field of competence.

The recruitment process will consist of an initial telephone discussion and/or a video call followed by presentation of your candidature to ESA. If selected for interview, a face to face on-site technical assessment will be conducted by ESA with the result being either a go or no go. If successful the starting date should be within 2 months off acceptance.

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