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Deputy Head of the Security Operations and Monitoring Department

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an operational EU Agency that 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 also 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 Security Operations and Monitoring Department (SOM) will undertake security operations and monitoring activities at both GSMC sites and at GRC; and will ensure the operational readiness of the corresponding operational teams and infrastructure, with the support of teams from other departments deployed in sites, to ensure the daily effective implementation of the Security Operations and Monitoring function.

The GSMC (Galileo Security Monitoring Centre) is an integral part of the Galileo infrastructure responsible for monitoring and responding to security threats and alerts, and the overall operational status of system components. For Public Regulated Services (PRS), the Centre is the Access management interface with governmental entities. The GSMC also supports the EEAS on the security of systems and services deployed, operated, and used under the Union Space Programme which may affect the security of the Union under the Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/698 of 30 April 2021.

The GRC (Galileo Reference Centre) provides independent monitoring and assessment of Galileo service provision performance, contributes to investigation and provides expertise in case of service degradation and integrates data coming from the Programme Member-States.

The GSMC and GRC sites are located in the EU:

  • GSMC Master site – Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France;
  • GSMC Backup site – San Martín de la Vega, Community of Madrid, Spain;
  • GRC – Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The place of employment for this position is Saint-Germain-en-Laye, one of the more affluent suburbs of Paris. With its historic museum and impressive castle, the city is less than 32 kms from romantic Paris and even less from the football stadium Parc des Princes, the home of Paris Saint-Germain club.

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