Telecom System Security Engineer - ESTEC


Telecom System Security Engineer - ESTEC


Noordwijk, Netherlands

Would you like to be part of our specialist services group, who have been providing engineering support to space agencies and prime contractors for more than 40 years?

For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced Telecom System Security Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Job description

You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Systems Security Engineering Section within the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.


Reporting to the Head of Section, you will provide support to the Agency’s projects and programs in the area of security engineering & cyber security, including system security design, definition and implementation of system security requirements, vulnerability analysis, security monitoring and threat assessment.

The specific tasks foreseen are:

  • Contribute to the definition, analysis, and consolidation of system security requirements;
  • Contribute to the definition of security reference architecture for space systems;
  • Support system reviews through projects’ lifecycle on security aspects;
  • Analyze vulnerabilities, assess their impact, and propose suitable security mitigations and countermeasures;
  • Assess Requests for Waivers/Requests for Deviation on security aspects and provide recommendations regarding their acceptability;
  • Organize and administer security audits/vulnerability assessment/penetration testing activities on ESA projects and programs and analyzing their results (including analysis of evidence of findings and corrections);
  • Provide support on Research and Develop activities during their lifecycle (writing the Statement of Work, assessing Industry proposals, supervising the implementation);
  • Provide support to ESA’s Information Security Officer (ISO).

This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The requested start of work is July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

What’s our company like?

We are an international company representing world class expertise, delivering complex and high-tech products and services. We value our colleagues and our meaningful contributions to securing people through advanced technology.

You will be part of the Terma Space Division which has for 50 years delivered mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to the European space market. We have supported a large number of pioneering European scientific and Earth Observation satellite missions and continue to be contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, and the UK.

How to succeed in this position?

The successful candidate shall have:

  • Master’s degree/PhD (or equivalent) in an engineering topic, preferably in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering;
  • At least 4 years relevant experience, ideally acquired in the space industry, with a strong knowledge and experience in Security Engineering/Cyber Security;
  • Knowledge of space systems and ground systems architectures;
  • Good knowledge in network protocols;
  • Very good knowledge in security best practices and hardening guidelines;
  • Knowledge of modern applied cryptography;
  • Knowledge on Information Security Management Systems.


  • Knowledge on CCSDS protocols and standards is a plus.

Any unanswered questions?

Feel free to contact Mr. Simon Mills, Senior Project Manager on +31 6 2326 2398 or in case of any further questions regarding this position.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV. To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, we only accept applications via

Application deadline: 29th May 2024

Applications will be processed continuously.

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

Please note:

  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration;
  • Applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in the EU;
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority;
  • In line with ESA Security Requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.

About Terma

The Denmark based high-tech Terma Group develops products and systems for defense and non-defense security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

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