Communication Systems & Technologies (21-11-003)

Job Description


We are looking for a Communication Systems and Technologies Engineer to support our client ESTEC. You will join a team that supports projects and programs in the area of security, including:


  • System security analysis, design and associated tools: covering all aspects related to the analysis and design of the security of the end-to-end system, including concepts, architecture, ground, space and hybrid ground/space systems and sub-systems, methodologies, standards and all associated tools for simulations and analysis.
  • System security requirements definition and implementation, vulnerability and threat assessment, security engineering process lifecycle.
  • Security technology, techniques design, and prototyping: covering all technologies related to the implementation of security, InfoSEC, COMSEC, CyberSec, Appsec engineering.
  • Security accreditation and certification methodologies and processes.
  • Security requirements derivation, design, implementation and verification from an accreditation perspective.
  • Project Risk analysis and assessment, supporting toolsets, accreditation processes and methodologies, security standards.
  • Specific RF security technologies, e.g. telecom security techniques and technologies, secure TT&C and PDT links, radio navigation security technology, RF system security etc.
  • Provide support to projects for the implementation of security inside the systems, perform/support end to end security engineering, follow up security elements requirements derivation, design, implement-tation and verification.
  • Provide support to project Infosec/Cyber security and accreditation engineering, such as:
    • to perform/support project security risk analysis, vulnerability assessment during the life cycle of the project
    • to define specific project security, certification and accreditation security requirements (HL SSRS /SISRS/Secops)
  • Provide support to projects and TEC for the implementation of the security directives policy, roles and functions (PSSO, etc.) such as to:
    • support and act as competent PSSO/ISO/SOZ5 and other security roles as for the ESA Security Regulation
  • Support awareness and training campaign on security process/policies and procedures.


Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree (MSc minimum) in telecommunications and signal processing or electronic engineering, as well as experience in these fields, with particular emphasis on digital communication system and sub-system techniques, high-speed processing techniques for communication via satellites
  • Specific knowledge in the security engineering.
  • Knowledge of space and ground systems architecture.
  • Knowledge of satellite communication architectures and techniques.
  • Experience in analysis and design of modern digital communication systems, coding and synchronization issues.
  • Familiarity with modern communication system and sub-system simulation techniques, as a minimum Matlab and C/C++ program languages.
  • Knowledge of modern prototyping and testing methodologies for digital communication sub-systems is also preferred.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.


Work Location

Noordwijk, The Netherlands


Application Deadline: 03 March 2021

Start of Work: 01 April 2021

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 03 March 2021.