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EGNOS Cyber Security Manager

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  • Posted Date : 05/05/2024
  • Last Date : 14/05/2024
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Job Description


The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an EU Agency that provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services and supports other European projects, such as Galileo, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), Copernicus, and the Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) data and services, and the Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST). Through these projects, EUSPA enhances European autonomy in space technologies, fosters innovation and creativity, supports European transport net and agriculture, all while contributing to the sustainable growth as well as the security and safety of the European Union.

EUSPA offers a diverse multicultural workplace that welcomes all applicants without distinction on any grounds of gender, race, ethnic or social origin, nationality, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, birth, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or other family situation. EUSPA wishes to employ competent talents and be representative of the diversity of the EU citizens we serve and is committed to provide the best working conditions and benefits to its staff. For more information on the EUSPA and the EU Space Programme, click here.

The EGNOS Exploitation Programme Management Department is responsible for planning, implementation, and reporting on all the activities of the Agency necessary to comply with the EGNOS Exploitation tasks delegated to the Agency in the Contribution Agreement between the European Commission and EUSPA. The department also delivers continuous and secure operations, infrastructure development and evolution, management of maintenance and obsolescence, and deployment of upgrades and improvements necessary to ensure EGNOS service provision according to the published service definitions.

The position requires permanent relocation to Toulouse, a city located in southwestern France, within short distance of the sea, the mountains and the countryside. This peaceful city is considered the largest center for aerospace in all of Europe and it is home for the French Space Agency.


We are looking for an EGNOS Cyber Security Manager who will be responsible for the implementation of the cyber security requirements applicable for EGNOS. This entails the flow-down of the cyber requirements, their implementation and follow-up on EGNOS contracts, in close coordination with the other Agency departments, the various stakeholders, service providers and industrial partners.

The jobholder will be entrusted with the following main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Define and implement the cyber requirements implementation plan considering the Galileo experience/know-how and synergies;
  • Ensure the flow-down of the cyber requirements for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the relevant industrial/operator contract(s);
  • Establish/maintain a EUSPA Statement of Compliance to the applicable cyber requirements, and identify the potential deviation and ensure that the associated waiver(s) are made available and timely processed;
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of the implemented cyber security measures, the associated security risk mitigations and treatment plans;
  • Participate to the planification of the Agency associated activities and industrial contractors with the other departments of the Agency;
  • Actively contribute to the Agency transversal functional cyber coordination meetings, including support to the Agency cyber security framework development and implementation;
  • Contribute to defining cyber auditing and testing activities and following-up on their results;
  • Chair the EGNOS Cyber Security Panel (CSP) and act as a Member of the Programme Requirements Control Board Security Control Formation (PRCB-SCF), board established to provide recommendations on decision making for cyber, in particular when granting waivers and ensuring the appropriateness of the proposed recovery plan;
  • Contribute to the supervision of the EGNOS Service Operations for what concerns security aspects, to the overall EGNOS exploitation security activities coordination and to other tasks of the EGNOS Exploitation Department, as necessary;
  • Support and manage related procurements;
  • Liaise with other departments, in the area of Administration and Operations, to ensure the execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, administration, financial & budget management, risk management.

Regular colocations and missions to the other Agency sites (notably HQ and GSMC), contractor premises and occasional travels to the European Commission and ESA are foreseen for this post.


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

  1. A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies5 attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more OR 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
  2. In addition to the above, appropriate professional experience6 of at least nine years after obtaining the required diploma
  3. Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway
  4. Be entitled to their full rights as a citizen
  5. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
  6. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved7
  7. Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union8 and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of their duties
  8. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post9

Temporary agents (2f) from EUSPA and other EU agencies are also invited to apply in accordance with the following EUSPA rules: https://www.euspa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/conditions_of_employment_of_temporary_staff_ta.pdf. The grade bracket applicable for internal and inter-agency mobility is AD8 – AD9.

[5] Only study titles that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration. Qualifications/diplomas awarded in the United Kingdom until 31/12/2020 are accepted without further recognition. For diplomas awarded in the United Kingdom after this date (from 01/01/2021), a NARIC recognition is required: https://www.enic-naric.net/.

[6] Only appropriate professional experience acquired after achieving the minimum qualification stated in point.1 shall be considered. Where additional periods of training and study are accompanied by periods of professional activity, only the latter shall be considered as professional experience. Compulsory military service or equivalent civilian service accomplished after achieving the minimum qualification stated in point.1 shall be taken into consideration. Internships will be taken into consideration, if they are paid. Professional activities pursued part-time shall be calculated pro rata, on the basis of the percentage of full-time hours worked. A given period may be counted only once.

[7] Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a Police certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record.

[8] The languages of the EU are: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish.

[9] Before a successful candidate can be appointed, they will be medically examined by a selected medical service so that the Agency will be satisfied that they fulfil the requirement of Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulation of Officials of the European Union.


All eligible applications, according to the afore-mentioned criteria, will be assessed against the requirements listed below solely based on the information provided by the candidates in their application.

The Selection Board responsible for this selection will determine the criteria to be assessed in the various phases of the selection procedure (assessment of the application forms, interview and written test) prior to being granted access to the names of the applicants.

When filling the online application, candidates are expected to clearly include elements that demonstrate that their profile matches the requirements below.

Professional experience and expertise

  1. Experience in management of software intensive system development or maintenance projects;
  2. Experience in management of cyber security activities within an operational environment or for a system under development;
  3. Experience in implementing cyber security framework within complex organisation/contracts;
  4. Experience in financial, procurement and contract management;
  5. Excellent command of both written and spoken English;

Required competencies

  1. Motivation for the post;
  2. Effective communication;
  3. Customer focus and service orientation;
  4. Ability to deliver quality results under pressure;
  5. Excellent analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving abilities;
  6. Ability to lead, inspire and motivate others.


The current vacancy aims to fill 1 (one) post and establish a reserve list.

A comprehensive description of the selection process is available here.

Indicative date for the interview and written test: June 2024. The date might be modified depending on the availability of the Selection Board members.

Candidates are strictly forbidden to make any contact with the Selection Board members, either directly or indirectly. Any infringement of this rule will lead to disqualification from the selection procedure.

Any questions regarding the selection procedure should be addressed only to: jobs@euspa.europa.eu

In addition, candidates having any personal relationship within the EUSPA have the possibility to declare such situation to jobs@euspa.europa.eu.


In order to be considered for this position, candidates need to create an account by registering via the EUSPA 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.

Multiple applications received for the same position via different accounts will lead to the exclusion of the applicant from the selection procedure.

Important: the information provided by candidates in their online application constitutes the solely basis for the assessment of the eligibility and selection criteria. Therefore, they are invited to carefully read the requirements and to provide the relevant information in such detail that would allow this assessment. Particular attention should be paid to information on the education and professional experience, in particular exact dates, description of responsibilities and duties carried out. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate and elaborate completion of the application form and avoidance of unclarities and typos.

All sections of the application should be completed in English in order to facilitate the selection procedure.

In order to be considered, applications must be received by the closing date indicated in the vacancy notice.

Candidates are advised to submit the application well ahead of the deadline in order to avoid potential problems during the final days before the closing date of applications’ submissions. The Agency cannot be held responsible for any last-minute malfunctioning of the e-recruitment tool due to heavy traffic on the website.

Any request for technical support must be sent to: jobs@euspa.europa.eu minimum two working days before the vacancy notice deadline. Please note, that if you submit your request for technical support later, we may not be able to assist you.

Please consult the e-recruitment guideline for instructions on completing the application.

Any questions regarding the selection procedure should be addressed only to: jobs@euspa.europa.eu.


If a candidate considers that they have been adversely affected by a particular decision, they can lodge a complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Union; submit a judicial appeal under Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (ex Art. 236 of the EC Treaty) and Article 91 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union; or make a complaint to the European Ombudsman.

Details on how to initiate these processes are available here.

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