VN19 49 IT and Ground Systems Security Coordinator

  • Company: EUMETSAT
  • Job Location: Germany - Germany
  • Date: November 12, 2019 13:02
  • Employment Type: Any
  • Experience: Any
  • Job Functions:

    Engineering, Information Technology

Job summary

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job description

Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society.  You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.

We are looking for an experienced IT and Ground Systems Security Coordinator to lead a team of IT security professionals responsible for supervising, implementing and assessing the information security for EUMETSAT’s operational ground segments and IT infrastructure.

What you’ll be doing

The IT and Ground Systems Security Coordinator will be part of the EUMETSAT corporate security team and will coordinate activities with other relevant technical and operations division of EUMETSAT.

  • Manage a team of highly qualified IT security engineers, securing long-term availability of the critical skills and maintaining up-to date technological awareness;
  • Lead, supervise, coordinate and verify the compliant implementation and continuous improvement of the EUMETSAT Information Security Management System (ISMS) in the area of ground segments and infrastructure, including computing infrastructure, networks, storage and application software;
  • Provide fast reaction capability to newly identified threats or vulnerabilities, and other expert support to the EUMETSAT corporate security team responsible for the ISMS;
  • Lead activities required to identify, report and follow up security threats vulnerabilities and coordinate response activities and upgrades within the relevant divisions within EUMETSAT;
  • Provide IT security expertise to EUMETSAT operations, development programmes and procurement of major systems including verification of the compliance of systems and deliveries to information security requirements;
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of Interconnect Security Agreements with EUMETSAT partner;

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7,200 NET (after tax) monthly based on skills and experience
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family
  • Attractive pension
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays
  • Training and development support
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable)


A University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent relevant experience gained in an IT security role.

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in defining, implementing and improving organisation wide systems security solution, ISMS frameworks, processes and working practices;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing security in a 24/7 high availability operations environment;
  • At least five years’ experience in leading teams, including people development and maintaining critical skills in a fast changing environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security solutions and architectures for computer networks, computer systems and application software;
  • Certification in ISO, IEC 27001 & 27002;

More about us

EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

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