Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [2233]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Cyber Security
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

We are seeking a Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) in the Netherlands. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into one of the most sought after space agencies in the world.


  • Provide support to the Agency projects and programs in the area of security/cyber security, including system security design, definition and implementation of system security requirements, vulnerability analysis and threat assessment;
  • Contribute to the definition, analyses and consolidation of system security requirements;
  • Contribute to the definition of security reference architecture for space systems;
  • Support system design reviews through projects’ lifecycle on security aspects;
  • Analyse vulnerabilities, assess their impact and propose suitable security mitigations and countermeasures;
  • Analyse evidence of fixes of vulnerabilities;
  • Assess Requests for Waivers / Requests for Deviation on security aspects and provide recommendations regarding their acceptability;
  • Organise and supervise security audits / vulnerability assessment / penetration testing activities on ESA projects and programs and analysing their results (including analysis of evidences of findings and corrections);
  • Provide support on Research and Development activities during their lifecycle (on changes needed to the Statement of Work, assessing Industry proposals, supervising the implementation);
  • Provide support to Information Security Officer (ISO) contributing to the preparation of Security Operations Procedures (SECOPS) and Security Aspects of Design for CIS, performing the relevant threat/risk assessments and ensuring application of Information Security Management System (ISMS).


  • A Master in Engineering (preferably in cyber security, or computer science, or telecom, or aerospace), with a strong knowledge and experience in Security engineering / cyber security; A PhD in the mentioned fields is considered an asset.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of space systems and ground systems architecture.
  • Good knowledge in network protocols.
  • Very good knowledge in security best practices and hardening guidelines.
  • Knowledge of modern applied cryptography.
  • Knowledge on Information Security Management Systems.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Problem solving mind set and high capacity to deliver are highly considered.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.



Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.

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