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Security Satcom Engineer


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Description: 

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Security Satcom Engineer to work at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The incumbent will be supporting the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, D/TIA by fulfilling the following duties.

  • Programme preparation and projects of TIA-TIS, including the ScyLight
  • Programme including QKD, the EDRS/GlobeNet Phase C/D/E1
  • Preparation, as well as for other TIA-TI and TIA-T programmes and projects, including the ESA GovSatCom Precursor implementation, GOVSATCOM demonstration
  • Programme activities with EDA, support to EU GOVSATCOM
  • Preparations, IRIS for air traffic management, and – as required – security aspects of 5G
  • The Security SatCom Engineer will provide technical expertise in the areas of:
    • End-to-End Telecom and SatCom Network and Cyber-Security
    • Secure hosted payload concepts and Secure TT&C links
    • Security Accreditation and certification processes
    • Cryptography
    • Spread Spectrum
    • Data Link Security
    • Cryptographic Processors
    • Secure Key Distribution and Management Concepts including Quantum Cryptography Technologies and Key Distribution
    • Security-related aspects of Air Traffic Management Systems, including space-based ones
  • Physical and information security of the programmes and activities, including:
    • Security System Engineering (requirements phase, implementation and validation/ certification stage)
    • Support to the security certification and accreditation process (definition, follow-up of implementation)
    • Specific engineering support to space projects developed by ESA and/or by major European industries/operators, including in cooperation with EU institutions and including handling of classified information
    • Design, implementation and testing tasks for technological projects
    • Validation of designs by means of analyses, simulations, laboratory testing and field trials (possibly in co-operation with third parties)
    • Assistance in preparation of invitation to tenders related to ESA R&D and implementation activities and contracts technical follow-up
    • Cyber-threat model characterization (identify – explore attacks that are able to compromise an end-to-end network), Vulnerability analysis, Risks analysis and mitigation plan
Ideal Candidate: 
  • End-to-End Telecom and SatCom Network and Cyber-Security
  • Secure hosted payload concepts and Secure TT&C links
  • Security Accreditation and certification processes
  • Cryptography
  • Spread Spectrum
  • Data Link Security
  • Cryptographic Processors
  • Secure Key Distribution and Management Concepts including Quantum Cryptography Technologies and Key Distribution
  • Security-related aspects of Air Traffic Management Systems, including space-based ones
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