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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.

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

This includes in particular:

  • 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 in highly security-sensitive Industrial sectors.

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

In addition to that, the following areas of knowledge and experiences will be privileged for the selection of the candidate:

  • Proven and qualified experience in professional Product Assurance and Quality Assurance in the satellite operations business
  • Experience in Galileo
  • 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

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

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Security Officer (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 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.

Openings: 1

The position is full time. Part time possible.

 

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.

Cyber Security Engineer (m/f/d) | Oberpfaffenhofen, 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 Cyber Security Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Application of appropriate operational security measures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of operational data as handled by the Galileo Ground Segment at a given site (for the present position the site is GCC-D in Germany) according to the applicable security requirements and risk analysis.
  • Review and approve design and implementation of specific security functions provided by Galileo Service Facilities.
  • Review and approve specific security information provided by the developers of the Galileo Service Infrastructures.

This includes in particular:

  • Provision of operational interfaces to Customer Security bodies for Cybersecurity Management activities. Coordination of all involved resources
  • Definition and execution of Cyber Security processes and procedures to assure Vulnerability/Patch Management activities. It includes analysis of anomalies, evaluation of system change documentation, management of related information repositories and data exchange across the involved teams
  • Provision of expert advice and reports in the analysis/impacts assessment of security events and in the management of security incidents
  • Contribution to the definition of Security Monitoring procedures
  • Organisation and execution of internal Awareness Programs focused on cyber security for the Galileo Operational community
  • Support Penetration test and Vulnerability Assessment activities performed by internal teams or by independent bodies
  • Definition, organisation and management of formal technical review processes to approve the implementation of specific security functions
  • Participation to formal review processes and approval of information provided by the implementation of specific security functions. This information will be used during the operational phases
  • Support to Galileo 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:

  • 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

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 German and/or 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-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany) and Spaceopal headquarters (Munich, Germany).
Frequent travels to GCC-I (Fucino, Italy), GSA (Prague) are expected. Activities in other locations in Europe may be requested.

Openings: 1

The position is full time.

Financial Controller (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 Financial Controller supports the Finance and Controlling Manager by executing all financial controlling tasks to ensure adequate company reporting.

The main tasks are:

  • Tracking of all company and project costs, reporting of the percentage of completion
  • Responsible for the transition from HGB in IFRS using a consistent application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Ensuring control/verification of direct hours worked/external costs for single WBS, through comparison of final data and estimates
  • Responsible for the monitoring of the work-in-progress and milestone payment plan databank
  • Providing for the analysis of differences between final accounts and estimates and the timely delivery of periodical reports to the manager
  • Monitoring of the monthly orders portfolio check (by project)
  • Supporting the year-end closing and audit
  • Contributing to the drafting of the company’s budget and the relative periodic reviews and reporting
  • Contributing to the development of a dynamic system and optimization of tools for measuring company performance

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, experience in IFRS accounting necessary.
  • Knowledge and experience in industrial accounting and project controlling
  • Capacity to most effectively use office automation systems for accounting and controlling

The job requires also

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

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.

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