Galileo GSMC Senior Systems Engineer - Spain

This is an exciting opportunity for a Galileo GSMC Senior System Engineer, to work on the Galileo project, the European space flagship programme, at the EUSPA premises in Madrid.


CETRA BASE is currently looking for one Systems Engineer to work in Madrid at the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC).


The position is based at the EUSPA premises in San Martin de la Vega (Madrid).

Tasks and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will support EUSPA in developing, deploying, upgrading and maintaining its GSMC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), following the defined Operational Engineering Process.

The domain of expertise encompasses PRS, Security Monitoring and Crisis management but it may be extended to new missions of the GSMC.

This encompasses operations engineering-related activities as follows:

  • Update the GSMC concept of operations and operational interfaces
  • Contribute to the definition and the validation of mission-related equipment
  • Develop the SOP and contribute to the justification files
  • Contribute to the test and validation
  • Report about system anomalies, contribute to the Anomaly Review Boards and contribute to the identification and implementation of workarounds;
  • Prepare the migration plans and assist during the transition to new or upgraded services
  • Contribute to the end-to-end service validation
  • Upgrade and validate the GSMC business continuity plan
  • Support the GSMC Operators’ Training and Certification Activities.

Qualifications and experience
  • University degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience in systems validation
  • Experience in Integration, Verification and Validation of SW
  • Experience in Security Operations/Engineering
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux systems
  • Experience with test procedures and test reports
  • Excellent team worker
  • Advanced level in English, both written and spoken

In line with security requirements of the Galileo mission the candidate shall be a citizen of a European Union state. 
This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

The successful candidate will be offered a permanent contract and a very competitive salary package, according to his/her skills and experience.

Interested in this position? Please, send an e-mail with your CV to:
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About Cetra Base

Cetra Base is an engineering company based in Madrid (Spain) providing consultancy support in aerospace sector.

We have expertise in different fields such as Galileo Ground Segment, Ground Stations, Galileo PRS, etc. 



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