Microsoft Software Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [9825]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Information Technology
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.

On behalf of our client, the European Space Agency, we are looking for a skilled Microsoft Software 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 – an opportunity that launches your career into orbit!

Maintenance Support to ESA GNSS CAATS (computer-assisted Audit techniques) is required. This tool is used by the ESA Cyber Internal Audit team to perform Cybersecurity Audits for the Galileo Program.


  • Upgrade and maintain the current ESA GNSS CAATS (computer-assisted Audit techniques) a set of MS excel based applications using Macros and MS Virtual Basic
  • Develop a new set of tools to improve the current ESA GNSS CAATS.
  • Support for the maintenance of the ESA GNSS CIA Evidence Database, currently based on Microsoft Excel.
  • Integrate the inputs provided by the industry into the ESA GNSS CAATS and develop the associated tools to perform this integration. Note that some of these inputs are classified.
  • Develop and maintain a database with all the data inputs as the main repository of the Auditor knowledge base.
  • Develop the tools to validate and verify the data provided by ESA.
  • Develop the tools to maintain records of software Audit activities (evaluation logs, status reports) provided by ESA.
  • Support to the ESA GNSS CIA team for the development of specific software and scripts during the execution of the Audits.


  • Minimum a Bachelor´s degree or equivalent, preferably in the field of software engineering.
  • Expertise, at least, 5 years in software development
  • Experience in conducting projects reviews (document and SW development processes).
  • Experience on Generalised Audit software (GAS) or Business Intelligence tools.
  • Knowledge about add-ins, plugins and apps for Microsoft Office as Power User, Power Pivot, Power Query, ParallelDots, Office Tab, Tableau or other similar tools to increase the productivity of the Microsoft Office products.
  • Relevant technical experience (preferably in Audit and software engineering) is an asset.
  • Knowledge about the ISACA Framework, ISO27K, NIST or COBIT standards is an asset.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities.
  • Proficient in the 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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