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Cyber Security Engineer (m/f) | Fucino, Italy

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Cyber Security Engineer will be responsible for the application of appropriate operational security measures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Galileo operational data as handled by the Galileo Ground Segment at a given site (for the present position the site is GCC-I in Italy) according to the applicable security requirements and risk analysis.

This includes in particular:

  • Definition, maintenance and execution of Cyber Security processes and procedures (including audit procedures) in order to support the Vulnerability Management process
  • Contribution to the definition of the Security Monitoring procedures that will be executed by Operational and/or Security shifts
  • Provision of expert advice in the analysis of security events and incidents on request by the internal and customer entities in charge of Security Monitoring
  • Organisation and execution of internal Penetration test and Vulnerability Assessment activities, and support to Penetration test and Vulnerability Assessment activities performed by independent bodies
  • Operational interface to customer security bodies for vulnerability management activities
  • Coordination of all involved resources in the implementation of countermeasures to known and newly identified vulnerabilities, and in the required tuning of security monitoring
  • Contribution to ground segment evolution from a vulnerability management perspective
  • Support of security accreditation processes as a consequence of the above activities

The Cyber Security Engineer will work as part of an integrated team of security specialists.

Required Qualification and Experience:

The job requires in-depth knowledge of methodologies and supporting technologies involved in the cyber-protection of critical IT infrastructures, including for instance:

  • System and Network administration
  • Security hardening techniques (policies definition, policies implementation, assessment)
  • Security Monitoring Systems
  • Antivirus systems
  • Intrusion Detection Systems

The job requires also:

  • Fluent written and spoken English; knowledge of Italian would be a plus
  • Strong attitude to team work, also leveraging resources not directly dependent on him/her.

An experience in similar activities is required, better if acquired in Space or Defence programs, or in highly security-sensitive commercial sectors (e.g. finance).

Experience in the Galileo program will be a preferential factor.

Work location:

GCC-I (Fucino, Italy)

Frequent travels to Spaceopal headquarters (Munich, Germany) as well as to the GCC-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany) are expected. Also missions to other locations in Europe may be requested.

The position is full time.

Security Accreditation Engineer (m/f) | Munich, Germany

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Security Accreditation Engineer will be responsible for the maintenance and evolution of the GSOp accreditation documentation, in strict cooperation with the security and accreditation teams of the involved Subcontractors.

This includes in particular:

  • Support to the GSOp Security Accreditation and Risk manager in defining and maintaining the most appropriate processes to comply with the Galileo accreditation standards, and in coordinating the contributions of the Subcontractors
  • Maintenance of the integrated GSOp Operation accreditation evidence against the applicable Operations security baseline, based on the inputs from all the relevant elements and subcontractors
  • Verification and integration of the accreditation evidence coming from lower tiers, so as to formalise the accreditation files before any relevant accreditation milestone
  • Participation to Accreditation meetings, Anomaly Review Boards, Change Control Boards and Non-Conformance Boards
  • Identification and assessment of the impact of open anomalies and non-conformances on the compliance with the Operations security baseline
  • Preparation of Vulnerability analyses, on specific topics and/or by integrating lower tiers contributions
  • Participation to the accreditation activities for new infrastructures under GSOp responsibility
  • Support to Secure Operations engineering from the point of view of maintaining and improving the accreditation status
  • Strong interaction with the Security Monitoring and Cyber Security GSOp teams, in order to incorporate their findings as appropriate into the accreditation deliverables
  • Support to the GSOp Security Accreditation and Risk manager in the identification of security risks, and in the proposition of appropriate countermeasures / treatments of those risks
  • Operational interface to customer security bodies for relevant accreditation activities
  • Contribution to ground segment evolution from an accreditation perspective

Required Qualification and Experience:

University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Telecommunications or Electronics)

  • Experience in similar activities, better if acquired in Space or Defence programs, or in highly security-sensitive commercial sectors (e.g. finance).
  • Experience in the Galileo program, and especially knowledge of the Galileo-specific accreditation processes and methodology, will be a preferential factor.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of methodologies involved in the security accreditation processes at national and international level.

 

  • Knowledge and experience in security risk assessment and management.
  • Knowledge and experience in system security documentation review.
  • Knowledge and experience in security inspections.
  • Knowledge of technologies involved in the cyber-protection of critical IT infrastructures.

The job requires also:

  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Italian and/or German is appreciated even if not mandatory
  • Strong attitude to team work, also leveraging resources not directly dependent on him/her
  • Fluency in standard office automation tool (word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, etc.)

The candidate must be a citizen of a Member State of the European Union.

The job will require security clearance up to S UE Level.

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter (Munich, Germany)

It could be necessary to spend time periodically at the GCC-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany) and/or at the GCC-I (Fucino, Italy)

It could be necessary to participate to meetings in the above locations and in other relevant project locations in Europe.

The position is full time.

Planning Engineer (m/f) | Fucino, Italy

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Galileo service operations planning engineer reports to the Spaceopal Service Delivery Manager. The Planning Engineer is a member of the Service Delivery Team and part of the Spaceopal (GSOp) organization.

  • He/she is responsible to develop and maintain consistent planning of Galileo operations and maintenance
  • He/she is responsible for the generation and execution tracking of the Long-Term Plan (LTP) and Mid-Term Plan (MTP). These plans cover the activities to be performed across all Centres (GCC-I, GCC-D, GSC), LEOP, IOT, Remote Sites and the planning interfaces with the Galileo external entities.
  • He/she is responsible for the implementation of LTP and MTP management processes (according to ITIL v3) following the Service Management Plan.
  • to collect all relevant planning inputs from the GSA, ESA, Segments developers and others (e.g. SSEG, SIV, GSMC, etc.). To organize the LTP and MTP meetings.
  • Manage the Operational Interfaces with each Centre and the timely delivery of planning products. Generate and distribute the planning outputs (LTP, MTP) based on the results of the meetings.
  • Support the service transition plan deliverable, considering planned events that may have an impact on the service provision.
  • Supervision of the planning teams in-charge of short term planning (STP) at GCC-I, GCC-D and GSC.
  • Management of Planning Requests affecting service provision. Support to preparation of Notice Advisory to Galileo Users (NAGU) input for planned events and service notification publication.
  • Maintain and upgrade the Operations Service products related to the System Planning Processes (SLOPs relevant to planning processes).
  • Identify the required Operational Improvements based on Operational experience results and support the enhancing of operational planning processes, tools as well as operational interfaces.
  • Support the service transition report generation by assessing performance improvements and comparing planned to actuals.
  • Follow the implementation of the Planning Service KPIs to be applied to Galileo during the Initial Service Validation and Provision phases, and support the continuous monitoring of the specific planning related operational KPIs.

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Significant experience on operations engineering, operations preparation and execution. Experience related to developments and operations in the Galileo project (GIOVE, IOV, FOC) will be considered an asset.
  • In view of the complex interaction with numerous entities, candidates need to have good communication skills and the capability to work in a complex environment with multiple layers of processes.
  • Good practical and analytical skills are desirable.
  • Very good command of English, verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of Italian would be beneficial

Work location:

GCC-I – Fucino (Italy) (This job requires frequent travels within Europe).

The position is full time.

CADM Engineer (m/f) | Fucino, Italy

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the ILS and CADM Management in developing and maintaining CADM related documentation, processes and procedures
  • Participate to Configuration Control Boards, document/trace status of Change Requests and Board decisions, partly chair CCBs and/or act as secretary to the CCB chair
  • Follow-up / sort-out problems related to the processing of CCRs (input/output)
  • Perform quality checks , monitor the correct usage / status tracking of CCRs in centralized tools and trigger corrections/updates in case of issues
  • Support the preparing and review of CADM related reports
  • Support the development and maintenance of the Product- and Configuration Item Tree and underlying configuration item attributes/data
  • Support the review and handover of configuration items/assets to the project from external parties
  • Support the execution of CADM audits
  • Ensure consistency of asset records and status within centralized tool/database
  • Liaise with relevant PoC at subcontractor level

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Appropriate University degree or similar level of education
  • English fluent plus one additional language (German or Italian)
  • Used to work target oriented, good organisational skills (time management, efficiency, dealing with parallel issues, work under stress etc.)
  • Commitment and conscientiousness, customer orientation, good communication skills
  • Experienced in Configuration Management disciplines and underlying data/information handling (Structures, Baseline Management etc.)
  • Experiences related to standardisation and quality reviews/audits
  • Experiences in ICT technical infrastructure (Hardware and Software) and maintenance concepts/levels
  • Good software skills, related to general software design/setup, configuration concepts
  • Experienced in using office tools (WORD, EXCEL etc.)
  • Familiar with Configuration Management standards/best-practices (e.g. ITIL, ECSS etc.)

Work location:

Working location is the GCC-I in Fucino. With frequent missions in Europe and in particular to the Spaceopal office in Munich.

The position is full time.

CADM Engineer (m/f) | Munich, Germany

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the ILS and CADM Management in developing and maintaining CADM related documentation, processes and procedures
  • Participate to Configuration Control Boards, document/trace status of Change Requests and Board decisions, partly chair CCBs and/or act as secretary to the CCB chair
  • Follow-up / sort-out problems related to the processing of CCRs (input/output)
  • Perform quality checks , monitor the correct usage / status tracking of CCRs in centralized tools and trigger corrections/updates in case of issues
  • Support the preparing and review of CADM related reports
  • Support the development and maintenance of the Product- and Configuration Item Tree and underlying configuration item attributes/data
  • Support the review and handover of configuration items/assets to the project from external parties
  • Support the execution of CADM audits
  • Ensure consistency of asset records and status within centralized tool/database
  • Liaise with relevant PoC at subcontractor level

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Appropriate University degree or similar level of education
  • English fluent plus one additional language (German or Italian)
  • Used to work target oriented, good organisational skills (time management, efficiency, dealing with parallel issues, work under stress etc.)
  • Commitment and conscientiousness, customer orientation, good communication skills
  • Experienced in Configuration Management disciplines and underlying data/information handling (Structures, Baseline Management etc.)
  • Experiences related to standardisation and quality reviews/audits
  • Experiences in ICT technical infrastructure (Hardware and Software) and maintenance concepts/levels
  • Good software skills, related to general software design/setup, configuration concepts
  • Experienced in using office tools (WORD, EXCEL etc.)
  • Familiar with Configuration Management standards/best-practices (e.g. ITIL, ECSS etc.)

Work location:

Working location is the GCC-D in Oberpfaffenhofen. With frequent missions in Europe and in particular to the Spaceopal office in Munich.

The position is full time.

Contract Officer (m/f) | Munich, Germany

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The postholder will have the following duties:

  • Support and manage the legal aspects of large industrial service contracts with our customers GSA and ESA or with our subcontractors within the European industry. In particular you will in close cooperation with our procurement and technical team:
    • deal with administrative, contractual and legal problems arising from the implemented contracts and/or new contracts
    • prepare any formal communication
    • support and advise the management to ensure compliance to the contracts
    • support the preparation of requests for proposals
    • participate in the evaluation of proposals
    • support the preparation and negotiation of the resulting contracts;
  • Prepare, update, and analyse documentation and contracts required to operate the company such as:
    • Employment Contracts, Labour Lease and Secondment Agreements
    • Consultancy Service Agreements or other supplier contracts
    • Support the management in company law matters
  • Coordinate and interface external advisors supporting the various legal aspects

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in law
  • At least five year Experience in contract matters, gained either in European industry or public administration, preferably in the space sector
  • Talent for formulating contractual/legal documents and negotiating
  • Able to understand issues of a technical and management nature and closely work with the team across the company
  • Flexible and available to work in a challenging and demanding international project and environment.

Work location:

Spaceopal Headquarters in Munich, travels within Europe as necessary

The position is full time.

GSC Navigation Engineer (m/f) | Madrid, Spain

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute inside GSOp for operation engineering, troubleshooting and KPI investigation dealing with user service aspects.
  • Coordinate among all the different service elements under GSOp responsibility (GSC, TSP, GRSP)
  • Liaise with the network of GNSS experts available within the GSC and at system level for questions introduced by the users or the Customer related to the consolidation of the Galileo services.
  • Support the Service Definition And Exploitation Engineer and the Market Development Engineer in their duties of rolling out the market uptake rollout plans set out by the Customer.
  • In charge of the Application and Device development tasks.

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • MSc in Engineering, Sciences or similar.
  • Over five-year experience in GNSS applications.
  • Versatility: capable of blending technical and marketing skills.
  • User- and communication-oriented.
  • Valuable assets would also be: commercial experience, knowledge on the Galileo system and applications (including devices) and technical background on space operations.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Capable of developing value-added contributions in an international context.
  • Initiative, team spirit, availability for eventual travel.

Work location:

GSC at Torrejón (Madrid)

The position is full time.

Human Resources Manager (m/f) | Munich, Germany

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

As the HR Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with labour laws and employment practices. Working collaboratively at all times, you will enable the smooth integration of HR strategy, policy and delivery. With considerable prior experience of labour relations, you will pre-empt any legal or cultural issues to ensure compliance with local employment laws and market norms. Reporting to the CEO, this is an influential and challenging role suitable for someone who can work both independently and collaboratively and can quickly establish himself/herself as a trusted partner to all in a dynamic but complex organization.

  • General HR Administration including but not limited to
    • Recruitment and succession planning
    • Personnel related documents and policies (labour contracts, travel policy, compensation, appraisals, etc.) development and continuous improvement
    • HR Marketing
    • Management of day to day HR issues
    • Total Rewards incl. time keeping/absence management and related
    • Ensure all relevant HR legislation is adhered to
  • Facilitation of a performance driven culture
  • Utilization of critical HR metrics to diagnose and address chronic long term challenges
  • Implementation of a coaching/learning environment & leadership development

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master in Human Resources, business administration, law or economics
  • At least 5 years’ experience as HR generalist of a multinational company
  • Practical knowledge of the German labour law
  • Ability to make contact and develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels and from many different cultures
  • Resourceful, highly organized, pro-active and results-oriented
  • Flexible with the capability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities and tasks with a high degree of accuracy and speed
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
  • Interpersonal qualities such as problem solving, influencing, negotiation, facilitating and strong partnership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, German and/or Italian are advantageous
  • Computer literate (MS office and optionally SAP HR)

Work location:

Spaceopal Headquarters in Munich.

The position is part time (16 hours/week).

Please apply via e-mail to career@spaceopal.com, quoting your earliest availability and desired salary.