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System Engineer

Package Description

Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • International environment
  • Possible hybrid work

Job Introduction

Serco in Italy is one of the top 50 World Space Manufacturing and Service companies with a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to the European Space Agency and other institutions. Dedicated to the European Space Agency’s Earth-observing activities, ESA-ESRIN is the European centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions. The mission and payload operations of ESA's Earth observation satellites are managed here, and ESRIN is the primary source for the acquisition, distribution, and exploitation of data from these and other non-ESA satellites.

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in the new opportunity of  in System Engineer Frascati (Rome) !


Main Responsibilities

As System Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Support on impact and risk analysis, 
  • Transfer To Operations for new components and functionalities introduction, software configuration changes and, operational system evolution.
  • Documentation review/editing and support during regular meetings and audit
  • Software development, integration and configuration
  • 2nd and 3rd level engineering support to the PDS Operations and Maintenance (e.g. anomaly investigation and resolution, configuration control and software installation kit packaging, Verification and Validation activities,..)

Successful Candidate

Technical skills:

  • Good knowledge of Linux (RedHat based distributions, e.g. Centos, Red Hat)
  • Good knowledge of IAM solutions Keycloak
  • Good knowledge of quarkus/containerized distribution 
  • Knowledge of Standard Auth Protocols (OIDC, SAML) 
  • Knowledge of common Access Control mechanisms (RBAC, ABAC, …) 
  • Experience with Docker Swarm/Kubernetes environments 
  • Independent knowledge of Linux automation/devops (e.g. scripting, ansible, python..)

Personal skill

  • Good written and oral command of English (B1) 
  • Capability of integration in an international/multicultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working are mandatory.
  • Capacity of achieving schedule and milestones.
  • Capacity of working under pressure.

Is an asset:

  • Knowledge of Grafana, OpenSerach an/or Elastic STACK 
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps topics 
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (GitLab, Jenkins) 
  • Microservices Architecture 
  • Experience with Monitoring systems (Grafana, ELK) 
  • Knowledge of Linux networking 

About the Company

Serco is a global team of 60,000 professionals dedicated to delivering essential public services worldwide. As innovators, we strive to redesign and enhance public services for the betterment of all. Our offerings include a chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector, a company deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, and a friendly, supportive, and professional environment that respects your work-life balance.

Why Should You Join Serco ?

  • Contribute to innovative projects in the public services sector, and making a difference.
  • Your contributions are valued and recognized, with opportunities for professional/personal growth.
  • Be part of a company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Enjoy a friendly and professional environment that respects your work-life balance.


We are diverse and inclusive organisation

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential and we are committed to supporting the needs of all our colleagues. It’s a mix of people from different backgrounds, experiences and opinion that keeps our culture strong and vibrant.

We believe in equity so we strongly encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their abilities in an interview. We also welcome a conversation about any adjustments that would make the interview process more accessible for you. Wherever possible we are open to discussions around flexible working and we operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas.

In the UK we are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader in the government’s scheme and hold the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard; in Belgium we are partner of Diversicom and member of Charter der Vielfalt in Germany.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to The Serco Europe Recruitment Team


Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Please contact the recruitment team if needed

Data Protection:

For more information on how the personal data is processed, please see the link Data Protection policy here


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