Cyber Security Architect Space (d/f/m)

Airbus Cybersecurity GmbH

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

Company :
As the European specialist in cyber security, the mission of Airbus’ CyberSecurity business is to protect governments, companies and critical infrastructures from cyber threats. Its trusted, high performance security products and services are able to detect, analyse and counter the most advanced cyber attacks.

Contact :
Please apply online for this vacancy at our careers site (www. with your CV attached.

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Description of the job :
For Airbus CyberSecurity in Ottobrunn near Munich we are looking for a Cyber Security Architect Space (d/f/m) in the area of Cyber Engineering for the Defence and Aerospace Security department.

You will assume responsibility for IT security in the space and ground segment of satellite programs (e.g. SATCOMBw, EDRS, Galileo). This includes the design, specification and requirements management of security-relevant subsystems such as encryption and authentication systems in the satellite and on the ground.

Task & accountabilities :
– Definition of guidelines for controlling the development process for security-relevant requirements
– Design and requirements engineering of safety-relevant requirements for the ground and space segment of satellite missions
– Creation and maintenance of device specifications, interface requirement documents (IRDs) and interface definitions (ICDs)
– Control of subcontractors, e.g. evaluation of quotations, performance of milestone reviews, evaluation of deliveries and creation of change requests
– Project communication with internal and external partners, discussion of safety-relevant aspects with authorities and institutions

You will also be responsible for the following activities, where previous experience would be an advantage:
– Accompaniment of the design and implementation according to the specifications of the ESA-ECSS development standard, if necessary
– Accompaniment of the approval of components by national and international authorities, e.g. BSI, NATO, ESA
– Creation of cryptographic concepts for the secure communication of the ground and space segment
– Selection and testing of suitable crypto-algorithms and crypto-mechanisms

Required skills :
– Completed studies or doctorate in electrical engineering, communications engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or similar
– In-depth experience in information systems and engineering
– Routine in Requirements Engineering and V-Modell
– Know-how in the field of satellite communications or satellite navigation programmes
– Experience in applied cryptography, e.g. through cryptographic device development, use and operation of key devices
– Cryptographic algorithms and protocols, e.g. AES, RSA, post-quantum methods, etc. are no novelty for you
– Knowledge about IT security of crypto devices and their operational environment as well as red-black separation and tamp protection measures
– Experience in accompanying evaluations on the basis of Common Criteria, ISO27000 series and/or the regulations of the German Armed Forces is desirable
– Knowledge of satellite architecture, ground to space communication and onboard data handling is a plus
– Familiarity with UML, SysML and programming languages such as C++ or Python is desirable
– Knowledge of ground segment and satellite architecture is advantageous
– Fluent knowledge of German and English

What we offer:
– Flexible working time
– Balance of work and family life
– Interesting development opportunities and exciting perspectives
– Extensive company training offers (eLearning and classroom trainings)
– Challenging tasks on unique services and products
– Pleasant working atmosphere in a professional and international working environment
– An extensive range of social benefits, such as an attractive company pension scheme and numerous employee discounts (e.g. leasing-specials)

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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