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Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Secure Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer

Expires: July 15, 2020

For one of our main customers, the European Space Agency, we are currently looking for a Secure Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Job Overview

For one of our main customers, the European Space Agency, we are currently looking for a Secure Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Agency projects and programs in the area of security, including:
  • System security analysis, design and associated tools: covering all aspects related to the analysis and design of the security of the end to end system, including concepts, architecture, ground, space and hybrid ground/space systems and sub-systems, methodologies, standards and all associated tools for simulations and analysis. System security requirements definition and implementation, vulnerability and thereat assessment, security engineering process lifecycle;
  • Security technology, techniques design, and prototyping: covering all technologies related to the implementation of security, InfoSEC, COMSEC, CyberSec, Appsec engineering;
  • Security accreditation and certification methodologies and processes. Security requirements derivation, design, implementation and verification from an accreditation perspective. Project Risk analysis and assessment, supporting toolsets, accreditation processes and methodologies, security standards;
  • Specific RF security technologies, e.g. telecom security techniques and technologies, secure TT&C and PDT links, radio navigation security technology, RF system security etc.
  • Provide support to projects for the implementation of security inside the systems, perform/support end to end security engineering, follow up security elements requirements derivation, design, implementation and verification;
  • Provide support to project Infosec/Cyber security and accreditation engineering, such as:
  • • To perform/support project security risk analysis, vulnerability assessment during the life cycle of the project;
  • • To define specific project security, certification and accreditation security requirements (HL SSRS /SISRS/Secops);
  • Provide support to projects and TEC for the implementation of the security directives policy, roles and functions (PSSO, etc.) such as to:
  • • Support and act as competent PSSO/ISO/SOZ5 and other security roles as for the ESA Security Regulation;
  • Support awareness and training campaign on security process/policies and procedures;
  • Contribute to the Agency's R&D strategy and research programs elaboration and implementation;
  • Support to standardisation bodies in the field of competence.


University degree (MSc minimum) in telecommunications and signal processing or electronic engineering, as well as minimum 4 years of experience in these fields.
Specific knowledge in the security engineering.
Knowledge of space and ground systems architecture.
Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.
Knowledge of satellite communication architectures and techniques. 
Experience in analysis and design of modern digital communication systems, coding and synchronization issues. 
Familiarity with modern communication system and sub-system simulation techniques, as a minimum Matlab and C/C++ program languages. 
Knowledge of modern prototyping and testing methodologies for digital communication sub-systems is also preferred.
Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

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