Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [9673]

Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications Engineering
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 looking for a dynamic Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer to join our team at the esteemed ESA-ESTEC site in the Netherlands. Step into a remarkable role that grants you access to one of the globe’s highly coveted space agencies.


  • Provide support to the Agency projects and programs in the area of security engineering & cyber security, including system security design, definition and implementation of system security requirements, vulnerability analysis, security monitoring and threat assessment.
  • Contribute to the definition, analysis and consolidation of system security requirements.
  • Contribute to the definition of security reference architecture for space systems.
  • Support system 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 administer security audits / vulnerability assessment / penetration testing activities on ESA projects and programs and analysing their results (including analysis of evidence of findings and corrections).
  • Provide support on Research and Develop activities during their lifecycle (writing the Statement of Work, assessing Industry proposals, supervising the implementation).
  • Provide support to the Information Security Officer (ISO).


  • A Master or PhD degree or equivalent in Engineering (preferably in cyber security, or computer science, or telecom, or aerospace).
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in similar roles.
  • A strong knowledge and experience in Security engineering / cyber security.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge on CCSDS protocols and standards is a plus.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Proficient in English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.



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.
  • Comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided, details available upon request.
  • Engaging company events to foster team spirit.
  • Reimbursement of public transport expenses.
  • Access to a variety of sports and recreational activities at ESTEC Escape Recreation Centre.
  • Company contribution towards a pension scheme.

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