The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an operational EU Agency that brings together colleagues from a broad array of different backgrounds and expertise all contributing to one of the most important and ambitious projects ever undertaken by the EU. We are committed to implement the EU Space Programme and turn the EU space ambitions into a reality.
The advertised opening is for a position situated at the Agency’s headquarters is situated in the heart of Europe – Prague – with excellent connection to numerous major European cities. The capital of the Czech Republic, in the banks of the Vltava River, is famous for its cultural life, renowned musical life, historic buildings, magical bridges, and recognized museums and monuments.
EUSPA provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services. It also coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM. EUSPA is responsible for the security accreditation of all the Components of the EU Space Programme. For more information on the EUSPA and the EU Space Programme, click here.
The current vacancy is for an opportunity in the Service, System & Security Engineering Department which has the mission to ensure the Agency’s technical leadership on all matters related to system infrastructure, service and security engineering. This is ensured, among other things, through the establishment of an Engineering Centre of Competence acting as internal provider of tasks and results not only to the various space programmes (EGNOS, Galileo, Secured Communications) but also to the market downstream and innovation activities, security operations and monitoring, security authority and Information and Communications Technology and Facility (ITF) Management as required.
EUSPA is already a key player of the EU initiatives to develop system and user standards necessary for space services such as EGNOS and Galileo and their evolutions (e.g. ARAIM, authentication) to be implemented and adopted in market segments such as aviation, maritime and rail. Now, we are looking for a proactive engineer with a solid background in space technologies, to build the standards that will enable the use of the upcoming European space-based services and applications in regulated markets. (e.g. automotive, search and rescue, GBAS, secured communications).
The jobholder will be entrusted with the following main tasks and responsibilities:
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
European Union Agency for the Space Programme - EUSPA