Galileo Security & System Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [ESS753]

Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications Engineering Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting a Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

Sapienza has been a partner of ESA for over 20 years, and we pride ourselves in supporting a wide range of missions including Galileo, MTG, Copernicus and ExoMars. Our team is international with activities across the U.K., the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.


Under the supervision of the ESA Security Office, provide support to the Agency projects and programs in the area of security, including System security analysis and design, System security requirements definition and implementation, Security technology, Project Risk analysis, Vulnerability and threat assessment, Accreditation and certification aspects.

In particular, providing support to GALILEO 2nd Generation (G2G) in:

  • The fast adoption of the G2G security monitoring system in Operations;
  • The implementation of the G2G Cyber Security activities;
  • The definition of G2G System Penetration Tests and Security Audits;
  • The preparation of the G2G core infrastructure accreditation;
  • The preparation of the documentation required by the Security Accreditation Board (SAB) to support the accreditation process;
  • Contributing to System and Segments (cyber) security, security risk analysis, accreditation strategy and other security related topics;
  • The definition, analyses and consolidation of System and Segment security and accreditation requirements;
  • The implementation of overall security engineering for the G2G System and G2G Segments, including security requirements flow-down, implementation follow-up, security operations engineering and maintenance of the Galileo Evolutions Mission Security Baseline;
  • The definition of the G2 System and Segments certification activities, in support to the overall qualification of the security requirements at System level;
  • Defining the G2G system architecture and operations concept;
  • The Agency’s interaction with Working Group of National Experts Team, the WG-TEC, WG SPECIAL PRS, the Security Accreditation Panel (GSAP);
  • The definition and consolidation of the Security Monitoring specifications and the procurement of the associated ground and space segment infrastructure;
  • The system design reviews (PDR and CDR) as well as the qualification phase reviews (QR) on accreditation aspects;
  • The implementation of the G2G IOC and FOC Services, including the completion of the associated system infrastructure and service milestones as well as the corresponding service validation activities;
  • Generating lessons learned and contributing to the Knowledge Management initiatives in the Directorate of Navigation;
  • R&D activities within the Galileo 2nd Generation Project, EGEP, H2020 & Horizon Europe Programmes.


  • A Master or PhD degree or equivalent in Telecommunications Engineering or similar with a strong knowledge of Security and GNSS systems.
  • At least 4 years of experience that include:
    • Knowledge of Space system and ground systems architecture.
    • Knowledge and Experience in System Engineering.
    • Knowledge and Experience in Security engineering.
    • Knowledge and Experience in Satellite navigation system and related security architectures.
    • Knowledge and Experience in managing industrial contracts.
    • Knowledge and experience in the design and development of large distributed security systems.
    • Knowledge of the ISO27000 standard.
    • Knowledge of accreditation, certification, and audit processes.
    • Knowledge and Experience on Agile methodologies and DEVOPS is considered an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than November 11, 2021 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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