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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.

Galileo Ground Segment 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 Spaceopal (SPO) Ground Segment Engineer is a member of the SPO Evolutions Team reporting to the SPO Evolutions Manager in SPO’s Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) frame of activities.

The role requires liaising effectively across all SPO teams and with other GSOp teams, Design Authority teams (ESA and Industry) and Customer representatives (GSA).

The main responsibility is to assure harmonized and coordinated Ground Segment Engineering processes and activities spanning over all Galileo ground infrastructure, sites and teams.

This includes in particular:

  • Oversee key ground infrastructure issues and configuration changes, promoting the related information transfer and awareness across all GSOp teams, up to the follow-on fix or change validation and related implementation into service
  • In the context of a Galileo Ground Infrastructure Release cycle, mainly pertaining to the UNCLA and CLA mission services domains:
    • Coordinate the GSOp support to ground HW/SW infrastructure Segment/Element Design, Development and Verification and Qualification milestone reviews and campaigns prior to and as these reach deployment to Galileo sites
    • Contribute to operational products’ development and validation planning for System and Service operations spanning across more sites and entities
    • Monitor and steer the development and operational readiness of procedures and processes
    • Act as lead technical interface towards the Customer and other stakeholders in the preparation and chairing of the related GSOp milestone reviews
    • Manage the development and maintenance of the associated SPO deliverables
    • Account on the readiness for service provision of the infrastructure releases
  • In the context of System/Service Evolutions, manage the engineering specifications, monitor the follow-on development, lead the formal iterations with Customer and Design Authority for detailed Service Improvement Proposals by SPO or other GSOp partners’ operational and service teams, primarily in the UNCLA and CLA mission services domains
  • Monitor closely and coordinate planning and support to System and Segment on-site I&V campaigns (UNCLA and CLA) ensuring adequate monitoring and contribution by GSOp teams to the related outcomes for the benefit of Service provision
  • Coordinate closely within the SPO Evolution team and with other SPO teams (e.g. Services, ILS, Security) while liaising in strict cooperation also with other GSOp partners as required
  • Develop technical notes, plans and other documentation as required plus regular reports on status of activities
  • Occasionally contribute, as and when required:
    • to SPO technical proposal preparation processes liaising with SPO legal and contracts
    • to the execution of other ongoing SPO contracts beyond the scope of GSOp

Required Qualification and Experience:

Essential

  • Hold a degree in Telecommunications/Electronics/Informatics Engineering or Physics with at least 5 years of work experience. Alternatively, 8+ years related work experience
  • Have a Systems Engineering formation, best if developed in the Space industry and in international environments/projects
  • Have experience and background in Satellite Navigation and related mission services engineering
  • Have knowledge and experience in Security and related processes
  • Have experience in managing technical teams

Advantageous

  • Experience and background specific to GALILEO or EGNOS programmes
  • Experience and background in Ground Systems AIV or Operations

The job requires also

  • Good interpersonal liaising and communication skills with strong attitude to team work
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with knowledge of Italian and/or German also appreciated
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools

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.

License Management 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 License Management Officer has the operational responsibility for the availability and implementation of software licences at the operational platforms and reports both to the GSOp ILS/CADM Manager for aggregating the data as well as to the Maintenance Manager for what concerns the implementation monitoring on the operational assets.

This includes in particular:

  • Collecting licence information from Segment/Product manufacturer provided documentation
  • Translating the licence maintenance needs into a preventive maintenance plan based on the inventory/deployed assets
  • Coordinating with ILS Support Desk the in time upload/update into the Service Desk Tools/CMAT tool from which individual maintenance tickets are created
  • Maintaining the licence budget files at SPO Level (i.e. what licences, how many, where installed etc.) supported by centralised tools (CMAT)
  • Identifying potential risks and shortcomings related to the licence file deployments and needed follow-up tasks to avoid any problems due to unavailable licences
  • Acting as escalation instance for ILS Support Desk, who is escalating deviations from the preventive maintenance plan which require a follow-up by the Licence Management Officer
  • Managing escalations to SPO subcontractors related to overdue preventive maintenance tasks
  • Identifying and triggering necessary licence procurement needs via SPO procurement department and maintain status information in centralised tools
  • Supporting SPO procurement department in the procurement and negotiation process of related licences
  • Providing reporting to SPO and GSA management via centralised tools (i.e. monthly/ quarterly reporting inputs)
  • Participating to meetings related to licence management (GSOp internal and external with GSA/ESA/Segments)
  • Participating/follow-up potential anomaly reports related to licence issues
  • Ensuring correct recording and reporting of licence maintenance tasks and status via the centralised tools by means of regular follow-up and reviews
  • Liaising with L2/L3 Maintenance team on licence data/needs as preparatory tasks in the frame of new Ground Infrastructure Releases
  • Supporting Reviews, SPO internal and with GSA

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Administration)
  • Several years of experience in software licence management, from licence need analysis, implementation and maintenance perspective
  • Good understanding of licence terms and conditions and related impacts
  • Good understanding of software licence implementations in data centres (e.g. how to maintain licences on servers, workstations etc.)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Strong attitude to team work, also leveraging resources not directly dependent on him/her
  • Well organised and accurate in maintaining necessary information/data for related shareholders in this process
  • 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.

Procurement & Sales Officer (m/w) | 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 Procurement & Sales Officer supports the Procurement & Sales Director by executing all management and organisational tasks in the life cycle of procurements and sales activities, including changes to already implemented contracts, in particular:
organization, preparation and negotiation of proposals, preparation of request for proposals, evaluation of lower tier proposals, negotiation and awarding of contracts as well as to actively monitor, document, control  and report the status of ongoing processes.

This includes in particular:

  • Organize and prepare Proposal documentation and coordinate the inputs provided by the relevant experts (e.g. Technical, Security, PA, Finance)
  • Prepare Change Requests and Requirement documentation, with the technical, legal and financial expert support
  • Actively monitor and control the status of internal and external inputs, in relation to procurement activities
  • Supporting evaluation of proposals and negotiation of it
  • Prepare formal communications in relation to procurements, offers and contract changes
  • Interface Customer and lower tier Contract Managers
  • Prepare and execute tender procedures for SPO to be placed in competition, including evaluation of proposals, contract negotiations and contract awards
  • Update and maintain databases/log files relevant to the procurement and sales processes
  • Support the development and update of procurement and sales processes/workflows and their respective implementation
  • Regularly executive reporting to the Management on status and issues
  • Ensure information flow within the team

Main Deliverables:

  • Proposals and Contract Changes
  • Change Requests incl. requirement documentation
  • Change Logs
  • Input to regular Reports and presentations

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Commercial Engineering, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Telecommunications or Electronics), appropriate high school degree or relevant work experience
  • Experience in similar activities in particular in an international environment, better if acquired in Space or Defence programs, or in highly security-sensitive commercial sectors (e.g. finance).
  • Experience in a large public or industry, international technical program on system level

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
  • Great communicator internally and externally, even in demanding situations
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)

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.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Cyber Security Internal Auditor - CIA (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 Spaceopal Cyber Security Internal Auditor (CIA) will be responsible for verifying that the Galileo Cyber Security Requirements are correctly implemented in the perimeter of the GSOp contract. Reporting to the Spaceopal CEO this is an influential and challenging role suitable for someone who can work both independently and collaboratively.

The CIA will be responsible to plan, schedule and control independent audits to be performed in the perimeter of the cyber policy inside the GSOp Organisation aimed at:

  • Identify vulnerabilities or non-compliance of the applicable requirements of services and products provided by GSOp
  • Evaluate the level of compliance of the implementation of cyber security requirements
  • Evaluate the compliance of the security measures
  • Evaluate the compliance level of the security information systems
  • Provide independent feedback on the effectiveness and efficiency of information security management system and security measures

The CIA will be responsible to report the audit results to the Internal Organisation and to the Customers as much as to support the problem solutions.

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Commercial Engineering, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Telecommunications or Electronics), appropriate high school degree.
  • At least 10-15 years relevant work experience
  • ISACA CISA certification or equivalent know-how demonstrated by specific relevant previous experiences
  • Experience of cyber security standards and practices, better if acquired in Space or Defence programs, or in highly security-sensitive commercial sectors (e.g. Finance).
  • Knowledge of the Galileo System Design, the Galileo Security Architecture and/or the Galileo Security Processes
  • Significant experience in managing independent Auditing Activities
  • Strong attitude to team work, also leveraging resources not directly dependent on him/her
  • Great communicator internally and externally, even in demanding situations
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working

The job requires also

  • Fluent written and spoken English, fluency in Italian and/or German is appreciated
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany.  Frequent travels to relevant project locations 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.

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