Information Security Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Information Security Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.

Within the energetic international environment of EUMETSAT, an Information Security Engineer is sought to support the evolution, development and deployment of information security services, infrastructure, and solutions for current and emerging business needs.

The Information Security Engineer will work in the Technical and Scientific Support (TSS) department of the EUMETSAT matrix organisation, as part of the growing Security Team within the IT and Data Infrastructures Division (I2D).

The successful candidate will be actively engaged in implementing the forward information security roadmap, with a focus on consolidating information security services and state-of the-art operational security solutions, improving security of satellite ground segments, cloud deployments and Big Data services. The responsibilities associated with this position are flexible, depending on the level of expertise of the successful candidate, as such, EUMETSAT welcomes applications from candidates at any stage of their career, whether newly graduated or experienced senior professional.

EUMETSAT as an organisation is entering an interesting and challenging period, with multiple satellite launches planned over the next few years, alongside a transformational programme of wide-ranging technology refresh projects, many of which I2D and the Security Team shall be actively involved in.

What you’ll be doing

  • Act as the main expert for Information Security incident detection and response. In particular, you will be responsible for the vulnerability management lifecycle, leveraging existing protection, detection and response solutions to obtain the maximum benefit, and coordinating their efficient integration into EUMETSAT’s incident response capabilities;
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation and operation of new and innovative solutions designed to support security operations. In particular you will liaise with the EUMETSAT Computer Emergency Response Team and other key stakeholders to drive the ongoing evolution and development of EUMETSAT’s Security Operations Centre (SOC), Threat Intelligence, and Threat Hunting capabilities;
  • Investigate and evaluate emerging information security trends and technologies, such as Machine Learning, and coordinate with relevant personnel to identify opportunities to integrate them within relevant information security capabilities;
  • Maintain appropriate contacts with special interest groups relating to information security, and/or other relevant specialist forums.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7,500 NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • A university degree in a relevant discipline e.g. IT Security, or several years of direct relevant experience;
  • CISSP, GCIH or a similar certification are an advantage.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • The implementation, operation, and maintenance of information security incident detection and response capabilities performed within the scope of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). This should include active participation in incident response activities, and be preferably obtained from experience within 24/7 high-availability environments;
  • The vulnerability management lifecycle, in particular it’s application within an operational/production environment;
  • Implementation and operation of a Security Operations Centre, ideally with specific exposure to associated supporting capabilities such as Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills;
  • Critical thinking with a methodical, proactive and organised approach to work, combined with an aptitude for detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent time management and demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure/in emergency situations.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN OTHER LANGUAGES.

EUMETSAT is an international organisation employing staff from across all 30 member states and this role is being advertised on multiple international job boards, but please note that this role would be based in Darmstadt, Germany and would require international applicants to relocate if successful. Teleworking will not be possible.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

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