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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:

Security Officer & Security Registrar (m/f/d)

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 Security Registrar is in charge of managing the logging and distribution of classified information and classified items. He/She coordinates administrative functions with the  security registries of the customer as well as the contractors.

He/She has to account classified information w.r.t. the national and international applicable rules and legal provisions, including classified items check-in/check-out, verification of classification marking, company and project internal distribution control, electronic accounting, safeguarding, storage, duplication, destruction and transmission of classified information and items.

The local Security Officer is responsible for:

  • Proper implementation of security related decisions and for coordination of available security resources and measures within the company involved in classified parts of contracts and projects, as well as to be the technical advisor to management on security matters
  • Physical security and safety of employees, facilities and assets
  • Executive responsibility for the organisation’s entire security posture, both physical and digital media. This includes also closely participation in related areas such as business continuity planning, loss prevention and fraud prevention, and privacy.
  • Overall direction of all security functions associated with Information Technology applications, communications (voice and data), and computing services within the enterprise as well as awareness of the implications of legislated requirements that impact security for the company
  • Interface to government bodies such as BMWi, BSI, BMVi, BLfV for security related matters

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Commercial Engineering, Economics, Engineering), completed commercial education and work experience in accounting, discretion and confidentiality or similar working experience
  • Very good analytical and organizational skills
  • 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

The job requires also:

  • Excellent written and spoken German, best native speaker
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools (MS Office, Email, Internet, etc.)
  • Personal ability to enforce security regulations and requirements of protection of the Constitution

Desired qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge in information technology
  • Mental resilience, especially in stressful situations

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter (Munich, Germany) and GCC-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany)

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

Full time position: 40 hours/week

Financial Accountant (m/f/d)

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 Financial Accountant supports the Finance and Controlling Manager by executing all necessary tasks to ensure adequate company accounting and reporting.

This includes in particular:

  • Responsibility for the monitoring of the accounts payable and receivable and for the reconciliation of ledgers and open items list
  • In charge of adequate recording of the fixed assets using proper accounting principles under HGB and IFRS, including preparation of documentation
  • Preparation of the records and documentation for the tax consultant
  • Responsibility for the execution of payments transactions and monitoring of cash incl. reconciliation of the bank and credit cards statements
  • Monthly reconciliation of accounts and support in the preparation of the monthly and yearly closing
  • Clarification and assessment of VAT matters
  • Verification of completeness and correctness of travel expenses report according to the travel policy
  • Clarification of non-conformance to the travel policy
  • Support in miscellaneous accounting and administrative tasks such as archiving or storing

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (Economics, Business Administration/ BWL, Accounting), appropriate high school degree or relevant work experience
  • At least three years of professional experience in accounting and controlling, particularly thorough knowledge of HGB accounting principles
  • Knowledge of IFRS is a benefit
  • Knowledge and experience in cash and assets accounting, and good understanding of tax and VAT matters
  • Capacity to most effectively use office automation systems for accounting and controlling

The job requires also:

  • Fluency in standard office automation tools; MS Office (particularly Excel and Access), Email, Internet
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English, knowledge of Italian is appreciated
  • Assertiveness and confidence working in an international team environment
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Outstanding communication and team skills
  • Independent working style along with analytical thinking
  • Assertiveness and confidence working in an international team environment

Work location:

Spaceopal headquarter (Munich, Germany)

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

Full time position: 40 hours/week

Service Level Engineer (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 Spaceopal (SPO) Service Level Engineer is a member of the SPO Technical Team in the domain of the Service Provision, specifically in the area of Service Level Management.

The Service Level Engineer is supporting the Service Level Manager for any issues related to the KPIs and for the overall achievement of the following tasks (primarily but not limited to):

  • Data collection and producing the KPI Reports
  • Supporting Service Level Reviews
  • Supporting the chairing of the KPI Review Boards (including generating Minutes of Meeting and following up on Actions)
  • Reviewing any KPI violations and recommending any correction actions
  • Analysing any changes to the KPI Regime including Validation
  • Performing Financial Simulations as required
  • Performing KPI Impact Analysis for any Infrastructure upgrade or Operational changes/improvements
  • Providing suggestions for improvement to KPI definitions

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, 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 service level management (KPI, metrics, calculation of liquidated damages)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of methodologies involved in system and service monitoring

The job requires also

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Italian and/or German is appreciated even if not mandatory
  • Strong attitude to team work, 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 participate to partly missions in Europe.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Service Engineer (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 Spaceopal (SPO) Service Engineer is a member of the SPO Technical Team (and therefore disciplinary reporting to the Technical Director) in the domain of the Service Provision, supporting the Service Provision Manager, in the activities of this domain.

The role requires liaising effectively across all the teams in the Service Provision domain and with other GSOp teams, promoting the related information transfer and gathering necessary information and data for the effective achievement of the tasks below described and following the indications of the Service Provision Manager.

Processes and activities to be managed and overseen are primarily, but not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating the definition of new Processes and the execution of System Level Operational Procedures (SLOPs) development activities, following the Galileo Service evolution
  • Coordinating the preparation and delivery of the documentation for the periodical meetings with EUSPA (e.g.: MPM, QSPR, SER)
  • Proactive monitoring of the service performance focusing on Navigation and related KPI aspects
  • Proactively supporting the achievement of the activities (e.g.: memo preparation, support meetings organization, internal report drafting) necessary for the events related to issues and incidents, liaising with the SDM team and the Troubleshooting team
  • Supporting GMS, GCS and GSC ARB meetings, in particular the service related ARs discussion
  • Supporting NRB meetings, in particular the service related NCR discussion

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Telecommunications or Electronics), appropriate high school degree and relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the Galileo program, and especially knowledge of the Galileo-specific processes and procedures for service provision
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of methodologies involved in the service level management (KPI, metrics, calculation of liquidated damages)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of methodologies involved in system and service monitoring

The job requires also

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Italian and/or German is appreciated
  • Strong attitude to team work, 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 participate to partly missions in Europe.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

System Engineer (m/f/d) Procurement & Sales Activities | 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 (SPO) System Engineer role with focus on the Procurement & Sales Activities is supporting the Spaceopal Procurement & Sales Team in the preparation of the proposals and requires liaising effectively across all SPO teams, including the various technical experts as well as with all industrial partners.

The System Engineer, with focus on Procurement & Sales, is a member of the Procurement & Sales Team.

The main responsibilities are twofold:

  • Effectively collaborate to the preparation of all technical aspects together with the identified point of contacts involved each time (evolution, external sites, services, support functions, etc.) in the frame of proposal preparation and negotiation and of the joint, temporary working groups setup for the specific proposals.
  • To provide the Procurement and Sales team with the technical expertise in support of the Pre-Sales activities and, once a proposal is being prepared, for the full integration of the technical aspects, following the System Engineering processes and activities spanning over all Galileo and Spaceopal’s GNSS infrastructures, sites and teams, in accordance with the indications of the experts of the Technical team.

Processes and activities to be managed and overseen are primarily, but not limited to, the following:

  • Support the harmonized preparation of all aspects of complex technical proposals, in close coordination with the Procurement & Sales team and all technical areas, ensuring that the various inputs are harmonized and are driven by the system perspective
  • Analyse, tailor and develop requirements for contract changes and new activities to be procured
  • Support the Procurement & Sales team in the evaluation and negotiation of complex technical offers
  • Support technical analysis and solutions of all ongoing projects and new developments

In general, the System Engineer is required to support the development of technical offers, technical notes, plans and other documentation as required, plus regular reports on status of activities across all Spaceopal projects.

Required Qualification and Experience:

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Hold a degree in Telecommunications/Electronics/Informatics Engineering or Physics, Math or similar 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 proven working experience in space industry, space service, or navigation downstream applications
  • Have experience and background in Satellite Navigation and related mission services engineering
  • Have experience, background and strong interest in commercial aspects of complex technical projects
  • Have knowledge and experience in security and related processes
  • Have experience and background specific to navigation programs, in particular Ground Segment architecture and services is highly appreciated

The job requires also:

  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Fast decision making in case of service impacting problems
  • Ability to work in intercultural and geographically distributed work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal liaising and communication skills with strong attitude to team work
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Italian and/or German is also appreciated
  • 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.

Remote Site Maintenance Engineer (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 Remote Site Maintenance Engineer supports the Spaceopal Site Service Maintenance Engineer on all aspects of the infrastructure deployment and Hosting Service provision as well as the related Ground Segment L1 Maintenance services at the world-wide distributed Galileo Remote Sites.

She/he is further responsible to improve service reliability of the Remote Site infrastructure and Maintenance services and to reduce the number of incidents.

This includes in particular:

  • To deal with incidents, other emergencies and unplanned problems in line with the GSOp Service Management Processes
  • To process all maintenance and hosting service tickets related to the remote sites and GILSC, providing punctual and exhaustive analysis
  • To ensure the correct execution, recording and triggering of follow-up tasks needed to resolve the underlying issues in line with the GSOp ILS Plan
  • To act as point of contact for the ILS Support Desk for the status monitoring of the local maintenance tasks (preventive, corrective, evolutive)
  • To verify, planning and scheduling of local maintenance work and the correct and timely implementation of the solution for any issue detected
  • To develop together with the site L1 and Hosting Maintenance teams the annual preventive maintenance plan applicable for the respective site and GILSC
  • To support the technical coordination of the remote site hosting service and maintenance tasks
  • To support the processing of the changes/upgrades of the remote sites and GILSC
  • To suggest refinement of maintenance and spare processes to optimize TAT between GILSC, Sites and Manufacturers
  • To support the Site Service Maintenance Engineer in the assessment, monitoring and control of the performance of the subcontractors
  • To maintain accurate records of all associated databases and technical documentation
  • To review subcontractor’s data packages and issuing of technical-managerial documentation
  • To support the Site Service Maintenance Engineer in the preparation of the technical proposals SPO should receive from GSA for contract changes related to remote sites

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
  • Experience in the Galileo program
  • Experience in using Maintenance Planning and Ticketing tools
  • Previous experience working within maintenance, site service and warehouse environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong attitude to team work
  • 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) and/or at the GCC-I (Fucino, Italy) and/or at GILSC (Transinne, Belgium) and/or in other relevant project locations in Europe and Worldwide, including the locations of the Remote Sites in case of particular needs or milestones.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Spacecraft Engineer (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 Spaceopal (SPO) Spacecraft Engineer is a member of the SPO Technical Team.

The role requires liaising effectively across all SPO teams and with other GSOp teams,  promoting the related information transfer as for tasks below described.

The main responsibility is to support the harmonized and coordinated System Engineering processes related to the Space Segment and the activities spanning over all Galileo infrastructure, sites and teams, in accordance with the indications of the Evolution Manager to whom she/he will report on the matter.

Processes and activities to be managed and overseen are primarily, but not limited to, the following:

  • Support the preparation and Follow-up of Launch and LEOP activities
  • Follow-up of Space Segment L2/L3 maintenance (IOV+FOC) support investigations and reporting
  • Follow-up implementation work and reporting of new on-board software version
  • Participation to coordination meetings with space segment manufacturer
  • Close working relationship with the Spaceopal satellite troubleshooting engineering team
  • Cooperation with the SPO System and Ground Segment Engineers (GMS and GCS) for a harmonized management of the system engineering activities in the framework
  • Development of 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:

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Hold a degree in Telecommunications/Electronics/Informatics/Aerospace Engineering or Physics or Math with at least 5 years of work experience; alternatively, 8+ years related work experience
  • Have a Systems Engineering formation, developed in the Space industry and in international environments/projects
  • Have a technical background on satellites engineering and operations
  • Have proven working experience in space industry, space operations, or satellite services
  • Have experience and background in Satellite Navigation and related mission services engineering
  • Have knowledge and experience in Security and related processes
  • Have experience and background specific to GALILEO program

The job requires also:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Fast decision making in case of service impacting problems
  • Ability to work in intercultural and geographically distributed work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal liaising and communication skills with strong attitude to team work
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with knowledge of Italian and/or German also appreciated
  • 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). Further, 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 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.

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