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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.

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.

Product Assurance 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 Product Assurance (PA) Engineer will be involved in the definition, design, engineering and execution of all Product Assurance activities.

  • Contribution to the planning, implementation and management of Product Assurance/Quality Assurance activities in all Galileo project FOC phases
  • Contribution to surveillance and management of subcontractors with respect to product assurance, quality and safety related matters
  • Contribution to define, develop and ensure delivery of quality and safety concepts and plans for the Galileo FOC phase
  • Involvement on the set-up and management of a non-conformance control program
  • Execution of RAMS tasks including performance review of system level RAMS analysis
  • Processing and contribution to the management of quality documentation (e.g. Non Conformance Reports) using ARTS and NCTS Systems
  • Surveillance and participation to operations preparation and validation activities
  • Supporting Project Management in the Risk Management process
  • Contribution to definition, control and monitoring of (safety) critical items
  • Participation in progress meetings and program reviews
  • Coordination, preparation and moderation of ARBs, CCBs and MRBs
  • Contribution to the coordination of internal and external project quality audits
  • Contribution to a Safety Management plan and manual for Galileo FOC phase
  • Contribution to planning, management and implementation of a software PA program and associated tasks
  • Provide – when requested – Customer interface in quality, product assurance and safety aspects of the project

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 related Industrial sectors. Experience in the Galileo program, and especially knowledge of the Galileo-specific accreditation processes and methodology, will be a preferential factor.

  • Proven and qualified experience in professional Product Assurance and Quality Assurance in the satellite operations business
  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge as well as experience of auditing and subcontractor auditing
  • Good knowledge of ESA-ECSS-Q-series standards and workmanship procedures
  • Good knowledge at system level of Galileo Program and current deployment status and criticalities
  • Experience in managing anomaly reports life cycle using ESA Standards Tools (ARTS, NCTS) and both in chairing and coordinating ARBs and CCBs for Space Programs
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems and Standards
  • 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 tools (word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, etc.)

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany.  It could be necessary to spend time periodically at the GCC-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany), at the GCC-I (Fucino, Italy) and in other relevant project locations in Europe.

Openings: 2

The position is full time.

Inventory Officer & Documentalist (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 operational procedures related to inventory management and documentation management
  • Receive, store, distribute and trace all documentation deliveries from / to external/internal parties including classified documents by facilitating defined tools
  • Maintain delivery records and support all kind of reporting needs related to documentation delivery and status of unclassified and classified documentation
  • Follow-up / sort-out problems related to documentation deliveries
  • Monitor the correct usage / status tracking of documentation/deliveries within centralized tools and trigger corrections/updates in case of issues
  • Perform quality checks and support updates/adjust documentation to meet PA and customer documentation management ruls/requirements
  • Preparing data packs to meet delivery milestones
  • Maintain all system level / Spaceopal level assets in the centralized tool
  • Monitor subcontractor updates related to their assets in the centralized tool and trigger corrections/clarifications in case of issues
  • Support customer enquiries related to asset management status and reporting
  • Verify consistency and integrity with former deliveries to the customer
  • Support the dissolving of issues/problems related to the asset management reporting and underlying data records
  • Perform regular checks on centralized tool/database
  • Support audits at Spaceopal / subcontractor level related to the asset status / integrity

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Appropriate high school degree
  • English fluent plus one additional language (preferably 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
  • Experience in documentation management in large space and/or telecommunication programs, experience in ESA/GSA programs would be a plus
  • Experiences related to standardisation and quality reviews on documentation products
  • Good understanding of a technical infrastructure and its related assets
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, etc.)

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany.  Partly missions in Europe.

Openings: 1

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.

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.

Please apply via e-mail to career@spaceopal.com, quoting your earliest availability and desired salary, FAO Mrs. Anna K. Faber-Mauter (HR Manager).