Senior Cyber Security Engineer (m/f/d)

  • DLR-GfR mbH Jobportal
  • Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Presence / Mobile
  • IT
  • Technical occupations (other)
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DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. We operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites in the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission. 
Our company headquarters is located in an area widely known as a holiday destination -  the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our around 250 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!


The security group within DLR GfR mbH is responsible for the security of the local and electronic environment of Galileo. The Senior Cyber Security Engineer is responsible for planning and coordinating the relevant work in the group with regard to analytical activities, the regular analysis of security risks as required by the Galileo client and the verification of the implementation of adequate security measures, as well as conducting security audits of national and European authorities.

In particular, the future jobholder will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Review and analysis of day-to-day information security procedures and applications (access protection, encryption, configuration control, vulnerability analysis, malware detection, database activities), with prior analysis of project requirements in the cyber security area.
  • Detection and classification of system anomalies in the local security environment, creation of a solution concept
  • Identification of potential threats to the information and communication systems, preparation of a response plan, review of implementation and development of a signature-ready and efficient operational solution, followed by escalation in case of breaches.
  • Processing of the security risk register through the ongoing identification of new cyber security risks and threats
  • Preparation of training materials and regular training of project staff in the context of IT security
  • Regular reporting and fast escalation to the Cyber Security Manager System Evolution as well as Security Manager in case of a concrete threat situation in the Galileo IT Security area, e.g. critical vulnerabilities
  • Regular review and documentation of the system against the security requirements defined by the customer; in the event of deviations, creation of appropriate corrective concepts and implementation
  • Definition of cyber security processes and workflows in the engineering area
  • Definition of new projects and technical solutions in the cyber security area
  • Further development of the tools used in analysis and reporting Creation of new projects and technical solutions in the cyber security area


  • Completed bachelor's degree in computer science, cyber security or equivalent
  • Many years of professional experience in the field of IT or in the security industry
  • In-depth knowledge of cyber security-related topics (security concepts, encryption, vulnerability analysis, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge in administration of client and server systems (Windows and Linux)
  • Profound knowledge in software development (Python and Django) and databases
  • Provide 24/7 on-call support on a rotational basis (3-4 times per calendar quarter)
  • Willingness to undergo security audits according to SÜG
  • Confidentiality and reliability
  • Initiative and curiosity
  • Business fluent English, written and spoken
The following additional qualifications are an advantage:
  • Knowledge of national legal requirements as well as international standards from information security (e.g., Geheimschutz in der Wirtschaft (BMWi), NIST, ISO 27001, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the current security situation and current security threats
  • Awareness in data security
  • Scripting skills for analysis and automatic storage of log files
  • Certifications in IT security, e.g. CompTIA, TeleTrust, ISC² or ISACA 
  • Knowledge of network technology, VPN technology and firewalls
  • Knowledge in the area of monitoring and log systems
  • Experience in the creation of concepts and system planning
  • Good knowledge of the German language


  • Work-Life-Balance, e.g., through flexible working time models and mobile office options
  • 30 days annual leave and additional days off on 24.12., 31.12. and Shrove Tuesday
  • Trusting and appreciative cooperation as well as international Teamspirit
  • Varied personnel development program and individual career options
  • Employer-financed retirement plan
  • Membership with EGYM Wellpass (corporate fitness)


We have aroused your interest but you still have questions about the position? Then please contact us at recruiting@dlr-gfr.com!
  • Cornelia Nastas
  • HR Business Partner
  • Tobias Lämmermeyer
  • Head of Security Department