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    TitleGNSS Security Engineer (3 profiles)
    Job codeGSA/2019/573
    Job posted on11/07/2019
    CountryCzech Republic
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description


    The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is responsible for the operations and service provision for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) EGNOS and Galileo. By developing a new generation of GNSS, Europe is laying the foundation for new high-technology industry development, leading to job creation and economic growth.



    The Security Department is looking to recruit Security Engineers with the following three profiles:

    - GNSS Cyber Security Engineer

    - GNSS Site Security Engineer

    - GNSS Service Security Engineer

    When applying, please clearly indicate for which profile(s) you apply in section 7. Motivation letter.

    A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here:


    1.GNSS Cyber Security Engineer

    - Manage the GSA cyber implementation plan

    - Organise GSA cybersecurity panels, participate to the Galileo Programme Cyber Security Board

    - Develop procedures for the efficient processing of Galileo cybersecurity activities

    - Promote cyber-testing activities, participate to their selection, follow-up of results for the projects under his/her competence

    - Drive cyber vulnerability management for the projects under his/her competence, reviewing the implementation of the security requirements and the risk treatment plans

    - Support the GSA cyber awareness and training plan

    - Support the analysis, review and maintenance of the Galileo security requirements baseline for the Galileo programme and service milestones, in particular related to the activities under responsibilities of the GSA (e.g. the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp), Galileo Service Centre (GSC), Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) and other service facilities)

    - Support the evolution of the security requirements related to the development and implementation of EGNOS and/or Galileo services (including Open Service, Search and Rescue, Public Regulated Service)

    - Liaise with other GSA teams and provide security engineering support as needed

    - Contribute to the maintenance and update of the Statement of Compliance to the applicable security requirements in cooperation with the GSMC and ESA

    - Participate to Galileo technical reviews related to security aspects, in particular on cybersecurity

    - Contribute to the preparation of accreditation files and security risks analyses for the exploitation phases of Galileo and the associated risks treatment plans in cooperation with ESA, in particular on cybersecurity

    - Provide technical support to the Commission on the GNSS Security Board and associated working groups

    - Assist the Security Requirements and Standards Manager in the management of the contracts providing industrial security support to the team

    - The focus will be on Galileo, however it may entail activities on EGNOS or other Programmes due to synergies between the programmes. 

    2.GNSS Site Security Engineer

    - Contribute to the end-to-end technical management of the services security of the Galileo and/or EGNOS programmes with a particular focus on Sites Security

    - Review local site management plans and local site operating procedures, local Secops and propose evolution as needed

    - Drive the security accreditation processes and files for EGNOS sites

    - Monitor the implementation of technical and operational measures to improve the posture of Galileo and/or EGNOS programmes against site related security risks

    - Follow Galileo and/or EGNOS sites infrastructure deployment/evolutions to ensure establishment/improvement of the security posture

    - Contribute to the security risk management process including security risks analyses for the exploitation phases and the associated risks treatment plans, notably with regard to sites

    - Support the European Commission in its responsibilities related to the security of the Galileo and EGNOS programmes, in particular for the GNSS Security Board and associated working groups

    - Participate to the EGNOS sites management boards, in interfacing with ESA and industry for the delivery and acceptance of site hosting services (GSA undertakings) and for the handling with ESA and/or the EGNOS Service Provider of site security events

    - Interact with Member States Local Security Accreditation Authorities (LSAA) in the frame of the Security Accreditation Process and of the Critical Infrastructure Management Process

    - The focus will be on EGNOS sites under deployment, however it may entail activities on Galileo due to synergies between the GNSS programmes and their sites.

    - It shall be noted that for successfully undertaking the activities, frequent missions to the GSA EGNOS office in Toulouse, France will be required, together with missions to elsewhere in Europe, North Africa and worldwide for site inspections and security accreditation related activities.

    3.GNSS Service Security Engineer

    - PRS Service engineering activities (strategy, definition, evolutions, planning)

    - Support to the European Commission

    - Support to Member States and PRS user communities



    The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:

    - A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more
    - A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and at least one year of appropriate professional experience when the normal period of university education is three years

    - In addition to the above, appropriate professional experience of at least six years after obtaining the required diploma

    - Be a national of a Member State of the European Union

    - Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen

    - Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service

    - Meet the character requirements for the duties involved

    - Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties

    - Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post



    In order to be considered for this position, candidates need to create an account by registering via the GSA e-recruitment tool.

    Only applications submitted via the e-recruitment tool will be accepted. Applications sent via email or post will not be taken into consideration.

    A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here:

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    Contact information
    CompanyEuropean GNSS Agency (GSA)
    Contact nameNadezda Vitkova
    AddressJanovského 438/2
    Czech Republic
    170 00
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