Air traffic safety electronics personnel (ATSEP) is a job profile in Air Traffic Control. The term was coined by ICAO. ATSEP are electronic engineers in charge of creating and supporting ground-based electronic hardware and software systems used to support air navigation and air traffic management.
The required competencies are defined in the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) published in ICAO Annex 10 and guidance material in ICAO Doc 7192 - AN/857 Part E2 - Training Manual for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) (source: Skybrary).
The qualification of ATSEP is prescribed by ICAO in the document ICAO Doc 10057 (Read More)
The ATSEP pyramid of qualification, based on ICAO Doc 10056
Given the continuously growing air traffic (8.2 billion air travellers in 2037) and the plethora of new technology which keeps on entering the field of ground-based aviation, it is highly likely that there will be a continued demand for ATSEP during the next 20 years at least.