Engineering sciences
CDI
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines or Toulouse (France)
Not indicated
January 19, 2023

SATCOM Cybersecurity Engineer - Satellite Constellation network cybersecurity concept definition and virtual prototyping

Company description

Constellation Technologies & Operations is a start-up developing an innovative constellation of telecommunication satellites delivering universal broadband and backhauling services.

The team is currently implementing an in-orbit demonstration program to develop all the critical technological bricks of the constellation and to prepare its full deployment.

Constellation Technologies & Operations was created in 2022, is incubated by the European Space Agency BIC and is accelerated by the BLAST program (Starburst, Ecole Polytechnique, ONERA, SATT Paris-Saclay).

As the project is rapidly ramping up, the start-up is looking to expand its passionate team to join its exciting and stimulating venture and progress on its ambitious roadmap.

Job description

The SATCOM Cybersecurity Engineer (Satellite Constellation network cybersecurity concept definition and virtual prototyping) will join the team responsible for defining, modelling, and prototyping in a virtual environment the overall cyber security concept of the constellation.

The cybersecurity includes the following functions:

  • Security Intrusion and Event Monitoring, by mean of:
    • Security agents (firewalls, antivirus and network probes) appropriately distributed at the different architectural components of the system (User terminal, Satellite on board computer(s), ground station, 5G core network, data centers, user plane nodes, Internet Exchange platforms)
    • Security Operation Center monitoring software analyzing and correlating in real time the logs and alerts reported by the distributed security agents so to detect Advanced Persistent Threat
  • Security breach isolation and recovery functions and procedures
  • Authentication, access control and data encryption functions including:
    • Authentication and access control to the different architectural components
    • Authentication and encryption for the command control of the different architectural components of the system (including Satellite Telemetry/Telecommand link)
    • Authentication and encryption of the 5G based traffic (user plane and control plane)

The SATCOM Cybersecurity Engineer will be in charge of developing the progressive instantiation, in a virtual environment, of the different security agent, of the authentication and encryption modules, and of the Security Operation Center software and associated correlation algorithm.

The SATCOM Cybersecurity Engineer will combine, on the various virtual machine of the platform, the software contributing to the network orchestration (subject to a separate activity stream) and the software modules and security agent contributing to the cyber-resilience of the system.

Desired profile

  • PhD holder within the field of telecommunications satellites and/or cybersecurity
  • Solid programming skills (Python, C/C++, Matlab)
  • Experience in satellite constellation system would be a plus
  • Fluent in English (writing and speaking)
  • Result-focused and problem-solving mindset 
  • High degree of professional integrity 
  • Ability and interest to work in a rapidly evolving start-up environment, and to get involved in technical areas going beyond its initial core expertise
  • Team player and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability and interest to work in a rapidly evolving start-up environment, and to get involved in technical areas going beyond its initial core expertise
  • Team player and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills