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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.

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Current Job Vacancies:

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.

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.

He/she 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:

  • Deal with incidents, other emergencies and unplanned problems in line with the GSOp Service Management Processes
  • Processing of all maintenance and hosting service tickets related to the remote sites and GILSC, providing punctual and exhaustive analysis
  • Ensuring the correct execution, recording and triggering of follow-up tasks needed to resolve the underlying issues in line with the GSOp ILS Plan
  • Act as main point of contact for the ILS Support Desk for the status monitoring of the local maintenance tasks (preventive, corrective, evolutive)
  • Verify planning and scheduling of local maintenance work and the correct and timely implementation of the solution for any issue detected
  • Develop together with the site L1 and Hosting Maintenance teams the annual preventive maintenance plan applicable for the respective site and GILSC
  • Support the technical coordination of the remote site hosting service and maintenance tasks
  • Support the processing of the changes/upgrades of the remote sites and GILSC
  • Suggest refinement of maintenance and spare processes to optimize TAT between GILSC, Sites and Manufacturers
  • Support the Site Service Maintenance Engineer in the assessment, monitoring and control of the performance of the subcontractors
  • Maintain accurate records of all associated databases and technical documentation
  • Review subcontractor’s data packages and issuing of technical-managerial documentation

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
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Strong attitude to team work
  • Fluency in standard office automation tool (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), GILSC (Transinne, Belgium). It could be necessary to participate to meetings in the above locations and in other relevant project locations in Europe and Worldwide.

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).