Security Operations Centre (SOC) Operator

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France


Full Time

13 days ago

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, 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 and is committed to provide the best working conditions and benefits to its staff. For more information on the EUSPA and the Union Space Program, click here.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Agency is looking for a Security Operations Centre (SOC) Operator, who will work in 24/7 shift duty roster to primarily ensure the duties in line with the Council decision (CFSP) 2021/6985 for:

Security monitoring and detection in the Security Operations Centre (SOC) of the GSMC (Level 1 security analyst);

Security incident response in the Security Operations Centre (SOC) of the GSMC (Level 2 security analyst);

In addition, the jobholder will also contribute to ensuring the provision of governmental services (including Public Regulated Service (PRS)).

They will be required to undergo training and certification for their operational role and to maintain their technical competencies and certification (internal and external) as part of the ongoing duties.

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

·  Monitor the security and system status of the Components of the Union Space Programme included in the GSMC SOC perimeter (primarily for Level 1 security analysts), handle incidents and security alerts, operate the GSMC Ticketing System to log and trace the full incident handling process, in line with the operational procedure (primarily for Level 2 security analysts);

· Contribute to official recommendations provided to the EU decision-making bodies on the continuity of services, including actions required to maintain it, supporting the Crisis Management and implementing the instructions issued by the relevant authorities;

· Participate and contribute to the review and update of incident handling, lessons learnt, continuous improvement and risk and vulnerability management;

· Contribute to ensuring the timely execution of Governmental services procedures, delivery of access and deconfliction management (PRS being currently the main service to be provided), and supervision of the health status of Galileo system PRS Signal in Space;

· Investigate any degradation of the SOC and governmental services and process the system anomalies and notifications to Competent PRS Authorities when required;

· Support the improvement and evolution of the Security Operation Centre, PRS access and Council Decision 698 operational procedures development;

· Support the validation of the new releases of operational equipment and new service milestones;

· Liaise with other EUSPA departments, notably in the area of Administration, to ensure the execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, administration, financial & budget management, risk management, when needed.

The jobholder will be required to work on systems deployed at GSMC as part of a 24/7 shift working and stand-by duty roster in line with the EUSPA’s applicable rules.

Prior to certification and shift operations, the role will be primarily a normal ‘day-time’ job contributing to the development of operations.

Selection Criteria

Professional experience and expertise

1. Previous experience in handling cyber security incidents in line with established operational procedures/processes, preferably gained in an international environment;

2. Experience in working on 24/7 shifts or on-call/stand-by;

3. Previous experience in working with classified information and preferably holding Personnel Security Clearance at or above EU SECRET level or equivalent;

4. Experience in financial, procurement and contract management will be considered as an advantage;

5. Excellent command of both written and spoken English;

Required competencies

6. Motivation for the post;

7. Excellent communication;

8. Transversal collaboration and working in teams;

9. Customer focus and service orientation, including ability to interact with stakeholders;

10. Ability to deliver accurate work under pressure, organise workload and prioritise tasks.

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