Cyber Security Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [12509]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.



  • Managing the Ground Segment infrastructure contractor for cyber aspects and in particular ensuring proper implementation of the Galileo European Commission Cyber Security Requirements in the Ground Segment infrastructure versions by defining Ground Segment cyber requirements including patching policy, hardening guidelines, and applicable standards;
  • Assessing and processing the Cyber Requests for Waiver from the Ground Segment Infrastructure contractor, preparing higher level RFW when needed in support of Galileo G1 CCBs and Project/Programme Cyber Boards;
  • Following up and organising security audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing performed on the Ground Segment infrastructure versions;
  • Collecting and managing cyber vulnerabilities closure evidence in order to demonstrate that vulnerabilities identified in previous versions have been correctly mitigated/rectified for each new version of the Ground Segment infrastructure;
  • Reviewing and consolidating the Cyber Status of the Ground Segment Infrastructure versions and contributing to the overall Galileo infrastructure integrated report;
  • Contributing to the segment versions’ security accreditation milestones dossier providing cyber status reports, residual cyber vulnerability analysis, proposing mitigation and preparing correction reports and correction plans for the Galileo security accreditation authorities SAP/SAB (Security Accreditation Panel / Security Accreditation Board);
  • Managing Ground Segment input related to cyber disaster recovery and contributing to the Galileo System infrastructure Cyber Disaster Recovery Plan;
  • Supporting the ESA Galileo Cyber Security Manager in the cyber decision process regarding the implementation of cyber corrections, mitigations, security monitoring and risk management;
  • Providing security design expertise to the Galileo G1 Project Office for the design and development of the G1 system infrastructure in terms of security monitoring, network design, security treatment definition, vulnerability identification/correction, cyber countermeasures and operational procedures mitigation identification.


Technical competencies
Experience in Cyber Security Management for large and complex system
Experience in Cyber Vulnerability Assessment, Security Auditing and penetration testing
Knowledge and experience on System Security architecture

A Master’s degree in security engineering or a related discipline is required for this post.

Additional requirements
You shall be eligible to obtain an EU personal security clearance from your relevant national authority.

For a complete job description, click on “apply”.
The closing date for applications is 25 August 2021.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at contact.human.resources@esa.int.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
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