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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.

Do you want to get involved with us? Do you want to be a part of our interdisciplinary international teams — be part of the Galileo Family? Does your specialist area match our subjects?

If you are convinced that you are right for us, take a look at all our vacancies — or send in a speculative application! Browse through our open positions. We look forward to receiving completed applications for our job postings here.

Be part of a multinational team of high professionals in a dynamic working environment. Be part of one of Europa’s largest and most complex technology projects.

Be part of the Galileo Family!

 

Current Job Vacancies:

HR Assistant (m/f/d) | Munich, Germany, in part-time

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.

Job Summary:

The HR Assistant will support the HR Manager as much as the Spaceopal Management Team in the general HR Business, administering the day to day HR Administration, including advising and consulting of the employees on HR related queries and requests.

This is a role for a hands-on personality keen on assisting a multinational team of technical experts in a demanding joint venture environment. Your flexibility, attention to detail and general enthusiasm about what you do will add value to the Spaceopal team.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • General HR Administration from A to Z, administering day to day HR issues
  • Operating and controlling the working time documentation
  • Preparing personnel related documents (e.g. employment contracts, certificates, appointments)
  • Maintaining personnel records
  • Responsibility for the On- and Off-boarding process
  • Creating and maintaining of company policies and procedures (e.g. Company Handbook), monitoring proper compliance
  • Recruitment and candidate administration
  • Support on Employer Branding
  • Special projects, e.g. research on HR related topics, including its presentation

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Social Sciences), appropriate apprenticeship or relevant work experience
  • At least 1-2 years’ in operational Human Resources functions, e.g. as working student or HR Assistant / HR Generalist
  • Practical strong knowledge of the German Labour and Social Security Law; knowledge in Italian Labour and Social Security Law welcomed.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
  • Strong attitude to team work, great communicator internally and externally, even in demanding situations
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working
  • Attention to details
  • Fluent written and spoken English and German, Italian is advantageous
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany. It could be necessary to participate to meetings at European locations.

Openings: 1

The position is part-time with 20 h / week (negotiable)

Management and Team Assistant (m/f/d) | 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.

Job Summary:

The Management and Team Assistant handles a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and is able to work independently with little or no supervision. Representing and supporting the Mission, Vision and Goals of the company her/his ability to interact with international staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial.

In this position you need to enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people and programs. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, providing a good spirit of motivation, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Management and Team Assistant provides all the necessary organizational and administrative support to Spaceopal.

Acting as the central administrative and organizational point of contact for the company he/she is responsible for:

  • Reception Management and guest book keeping, coordination and management of meetings, incl. catering and formal access procedures
  • Organisational preparation and follow-up of appointments, meetings and agendas of the Management Team
  • Maintaining conflict free calendars for the Executives
  • Registration of staff members for various site access requests
  • Support to the SPO team on administrative processes, e.g. keeping track of team availabilities, business contact details, managing signature folders, contact lists, organizational charts, ordering and managing of office supply etc.
  • Travel arrangements including coordinating expense reports, budgeting and reporting
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders, managing incoming and outgoing communications, e.g. providing all secretarial support activities related to the preparation, exchange, follow up and archiving
  • Office Maintenance Management, e.g. supervision of cleaning company, support to the team to maintain kitchen and meeting rooms
  • Support on reception of goods and their registration
  • Support in preparation of presentations and documents
  • All Office Management tasks performed in compliance with the GDPR
  • Setting up and optimising of internal processes incl. documentation, taking proactive steps to ensure that best practice and coordination is seamless across all interfaces
  • Feel-Good-Management
  • Special projects

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Business Administration, Social Sciences), completed commercial apprenticeship like Office Management and/or appropriate high school degree with relevant work experience as Management and Team Assistant
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in C-level/Senior Executives support in a fast-paced environment
  • Full loyalty and a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • High degree of flexibility, commitment and reliability
  • Highly motivated, showing a professional charisma
  • Ability to work efficiently and to perform tasks simultaneously with minimum direction and supervision
  • Exceptional organizational, planning and prioritization skills and attention to detail

The job requires also:

  • Great internal and external communication skills, written and verbal; even in demanding situations
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Fluent written and spoken English and German, Italian is advantageous
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany. It could be necessary to participate sporadically to meetings at European locations

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Cyber Security Engineer (m/f/d) | 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 management and application of security measures to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of Galileo Operated Infrastructures according to applicable security requirements and risk analysis.

This includes in particular:

  • Definition, maintenance and execution of Cyber Security Processes and Procedures to support Security Vulnerability and Patch Management processes
  • Contribution to Vulnerabilities Impact Assessment
  • Contribution to the definition of Security Monitoring Procedures
  • Contribution to the definition of Security Awareness Programs for Operators
  • Provision of expert advice in the analysis of security events and incidents
  • Management and control of the implementation of Functions and Technical Interfaces in compliance to the Cyber Security Requirements
  • Operational interface to Customer Security Teams and Bodies for Cyber Security activities
  • Support of the 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. The working position is in GCC-I, Fucino, Italy.

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)
  • Vulnerabilities handling
  • Security Monitoring systems and tools

The job requires also:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Telecommunications, Electronics, Informatics, Engineering or Physics) and/or appropriate high school degree
  • At least 5+ years relevant work experience
  • 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

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), to the GCC-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich area, Germany) to GSC (Madrid, Spain) and to GSA (Prague, Czech Republic) are expected. Also missions to other locations in Europe may be requested.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

CADM Engineer (License Management) (m/f/d) | 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 Configuration and Documentation Management (CADM) tasks at Spaceopal comprise a wide range of disciplines, all aiming for the sustainment of the Galileo service provision. Configuration Management Processes are to be managed and the underlying configuration data are to be maintained.

The position CADM Engineer (License Management) is embedded in the Spacopal CADM team and reports to the GSOp ILS/CADM Manager. The role is two folded; one focus will be the proper management of the software licences needed to provide the Galileo services and the second part is dealing with the overall configuration status accounting and documentation maintenance tasks shared within the Spaceopal CADM team.

With regard to the Licence Management tasks, software licence data have to be collected, maintained and processed by the CADM Engineer (License Management). The status of licenses is monitored and where needed procurement tasks are coordinated with the Spaceopal contracts office. 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
  • Managing escalations to SPO subcontractors related to overdue preventive maintenance tasks
  • Identifying and triggering and supporting necessary licence procurement needs via SPO procurement department and maintaining status information in centralised tools
  • Providing reporting to SPO and GSA management via centralised tools (i.e. monthly/ quarterly reporting inputs)
  • Participating to meetings and reviews related to licence management (GSOp internal and external with GSA/ESA/Segments)
  • 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

The above tasks and related work load is usually determined by the changes to be implemented at a certain point in time. The remaining time is dedicated to the Spaceopal CADM tasks, ranging from:

  • Maintenance of configuration accounting status relevant data in centralised tools and managing follow-up tasks, e.g. via subcontractors
  • Follow-up of documentation status and deliveries, updating respective data in centralised tools
  • Supporting configuration audits, reviews and reporting tasks (internal and external)
  • Supporting configuration control tasks (processing of change requests via configuration control boards)
  • Ensuring consistency of configuration / asset records and status within centralized tool/database
  • Quality checks on configuration / asset records maintained in centralised tools (HW, SW, Licences etc.)

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Administration)
  • Experience or at least a very good understanding of 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.)
  • Experience in Configuration Management disciplines and underlying data/information handling (Structures, Baseline Management etc.)
  • Experiences related to standardisation and quality reviews/audits
  • Fluent written and spoken English, German and/or Italian advantgeous
  • 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

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany.  Primary work location is Spaceopal Office in Munich with missions to the Galileo control centres in Europe.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Team Assistant MiniJob (m/f/d) | 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 MiniJobber will support the Management & Team Assistant in all kind of administrative areas. This includes in particular:

  • Reception management
  • Administrative support to the staff, e.g. correspondence, contact lists
  • Travel arrangements
  • Managing incoming and outgoing mails and faxes
  • Providing all secretarial support activities
  • Coordination of internal and external meetings (catering etc.)
  • Maintaining office supplies
  • Maintaining kitchen and meeting rooms

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Completed commercial apprenticeship (office management) or relevant work experience
  • At least 1-2 years’ in similar functions as Assistant, e.g. as working student
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
  • Strong attitude to team work, great communicator internally and externally, even in
    demanding situations
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working
  • Helpful and friendly appearance
  • Fluent written and spoken English and German, Italian is advantageous
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany.

Openings: 1

The position is part time: about 8 h / week (preferably working on Friday), initially for 12 months full time.

Documentalist (m/f/d) | 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 maintaining operational procedures related to 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 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 documentation management rules and requirements
  • Preparing data packs to meet delivery milestones
  • Verify consistency and integrity with former deliveries to the customer

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, accuracy
  • Experience in documentation management or similiar
  • Experience in ESA/GSA/space programs or similar would be a plus
  • Experienced in using office tools (WORD, EXCEL etc.)
  • Experiences related to standardisation and quality reviews on documentation products

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter Munich, Germany.

 

Openings: 1

The position is initially limited to 12 months.

Full time or part-time (at least 30 h per week).

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