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Engineer, Cyber Security

Requisition Number:  14604
Contract Type:  Limited (fixed-term)

Betzdorf, LU

The incumbent is initially hired for a period of one to provide temporary project-related support, which may be extended depending on business needs. S/he will support the preparation of technical proposals in response to international tenders and contribute to the development, implementation, and improvement of ground- and space-based systems and services.
Key activities include the engineering aspects of cybersecurity of communication systems, the preparation of technical studies, reports, specifications, contractual documentation and operational guidelines, and the coordination with multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams while working with SES internal and external partners.
The incumbent will be integrated within an international team of highly skilled engineers and will gradually take more responsibilities. Depending on the projects’ nature and scope, s/he will be either in charge or acting in support of the below-listed tasks.

To name just one project on which the incumbent will work, under the agreement with ESA, SES is leading a consortium of industrial partners to establish a quantum cryptographic telecommunications system (QUARTZ). A new platform that will provide a global service for next generation encryption keys for use in geographically distributed networks. Possible applications will address the needs of users such as telecom operators, financial organisations, infrastructure providers, institutions and eventually government organisations. (Ref https://www.ses.com/press-release/esa-and-ses-led-consortium-develop-satellite-based-cybersecurity).


Extended Job Description:



  • Deliver cyber security engineering in projects and services to customers within the agreed budget, specification, and schedule, meaning:
    • Conceptualise, design, implement and support secure solutions for complex heterogeneous systems throughout their lifecycle, based on comprehensive risk analysis and applying relevant security controls and industry best practices
    • Analyze, engineer, maintain and enhance the cybersecurity aspect for an operation of a more secretly, efficiently, and effective future or current TechCom and customer solutions
    • Conduct assessments of threats and vulnerabilities; determines deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy; assesses the level of risk; and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations
    • Interface and engage with external partners (e.g. customers, NGO’s, Government bodies, investment partners, vendors, shareholders, etc.)
    • Develop new opportunities focused on quantum communication infrastructure, navigation, emergency response, GOVSATCOM and other current and planned TechCom technology and service developments
    • Contribute to innovative projects and services for governments, institutions, and supranational organizations (EC, EUSPA, ESA, EUMETSAT, etc)
  • In the field of cyber security, take an active part in SES TechCom’s proposal activities through the provision of Technical Specifications, Statement of Works (SOW’s) and Cost Estimations, in response to customer Requests For Information (RFI) and customer Requests For Proposals (RFP), whereby the activities could include the set-up, supervision and coordination of interdisciplinary proposal teams in function of the technical and commercial proposal preparation and along contract negotiation process
  • Awareness and evaluation of relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors, customer requirements, standardisation licensing and regulatory aspects. Make recommendations regarding the evolution of SES and SES TechCom’s services and products.



  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to become familiar with new technologies to support innovative projects that go beyond the current standard SES products
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and leads simultaneously
  • Ability to integrate into and lead cross-functional, multicultural and/or virtual project teams
  • Innovative spirit, proactive approach towards new technical solutions
  • Business-oriented and business proactive towards potential and/or current customers
  • Proven communication skills, to be able to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives
  • Ability to interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities
  • Ability to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)
  • Ability to identify critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology 
  • Good conflict management skills in a multicultural and interdisciplinary set-up



  • Master’s degree in ICT or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of applicable professional experience in the field of cybersecurity engineering and implementation of ICT and networking systems
  • Strong knowledge of performance, risk, cost, and schedule analysis
  • Knowledge of cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts
  • Knowledge of information security systems engineering principles
  • Familiar with sales engineering (e.g. technical proposal, cost estimation, facing customer)
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux operating system, virtualization systems
  • Familiar with network traffic flows and the configuration of networking equipment (Cisco and/or Juniper)
  • Familiar with security principles and methods as well as with the configuration of firewalls (Cisco, Juni-per and/or Checkpoint)
  • Expertise in the following fields is considered a strong asset:
    • Security engineering
    • Key Management Systems
  • Expertise in the following fields is considered an asset:
    • Knowledge of ECSS standards and ESA project lifecycle
    • Knowledge of ISO standards ISO2700x, ISO27017, ISO 31000
    • Software and System development life cycle



  • Fluency in English, any other EU language is considered an asset
  • Willing to travel internationally
  • ESA/EU SECRET clearances are considered a strong asset. Candidate must be willing to undergo a security clearance procedure as this position might require holding security clearance
  • Main interfaces to other departments: “Business Development and Sales”, “Finance and Operations”, “Project Management”, “System Architecture”, “Software Engineering”




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story


SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

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