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Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer

Job Introduction

We have an exciting (and challenging) opening for a Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer in Noordwijk

Dynamic, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Highly Motivated, Resilient … If this describes you then we would love to hear from you :) 

Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

  • Serco – The employer of choice for a career within the Space Sector.

Serco are a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

  • Join our community of space specialists across Europe

We are proud to support the European institutional Space landscape: Serco boasts an extensive network of Space professionals located at our offices in Darmstadt, Noordwijk, Frascati, Paris and Madrid, all within close proximity of our two largest space sector customers, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

  • Supporting Women in Aerospace

Diversity and Inclusion is extremely important to us. Supporting women's opportunities, development and visibility in the space sector is key and that is why we are proud members and supporters of Women in Aerospace Europe, a dynamic and global network supporting women's careers in Aerospace.

Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) – Supporting women in STEM (wia-europe.org)


Role Responsibility

As Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  • Providing systems security engineering support and expertise transversally to various ESA projects, space missions, and studies, in the field of (cyber) security;
  • Contributing to the definition of system security architecture and security requirements for ESA projects/missions;
  • Supporting system design reviews on security aspects.
  • Acting as a Technical Officer to research and development security activities;
  • Participating actively in security assessment activities in a lab environment or as a part of a project;
  • Participating in feasibility studies, project reviews and evaluation of procurement proposals in the field of security;
  • Contributing to the definition of security technology development requirements and work plans for the Agency’s technology programmes;
  • Fostering new security application areas for multidisciplinary activities, placing emphasis on innovative concepts, cutting-edge technologies and system architectures;
  • Participating in the follow-up of industrial contracts related to procurement of expertise, technology development, laboratory tools, equipment, etc.
  • Conducting security risk assessments and supporting security risk management by proposing suitable security mitigations and countermeasures.
  • Monitoring applicable technological trends in the field of security and maintaining state-of-the-art expertise;
  • Supporting the engineering, validation and testing of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) / Security Monitoring System;
  • Supervising vulnerability assessment / penetration testing activities on ESA projects and programs and analyse their results.

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • A Master or PhD degree or equivalent in Cyber Security, or
    Telecommunications Engineering or Computer Engineering or similar
    with a strong knowledge of Security.
  • Knowledge and experience in Systems Security Engineering.
  • Very good knowledge of security architectures, network security and
    communication systems.
  • Good knowledge of modern Applied Cryptography.
  • Knowledge of Space and Ground systems architecture.
  • Very good knowledge of network protocols and standards.
  • Knowledge and experience on vulnerability assessment.
  • Experience of managing security processes and vulnerabilities and risk
  • Strong personal interest on R&D in the area of security.
    CISSP and/or a GIAC certificate is a plus.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national
    security administration.



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Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request

• Company events

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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