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(Senior) Engineer, Ground Computer Systems Engineering

Requisition Number:  12495
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


You will assure current systems and functionality in the area of RF & DVB and general telecommunications monitoring & control systems. You will also enhance and extend as required, focus on sustained & safe operations of existing real-time software and computer systems.

Software systems are typically built on a highly stable Linux core with basic C/C++ and frontends with standard apache php / javascript implementations and relational databases for data management.

Further aspects cover IT Security compliant implementations, virtualisation, automation and cloudification.


Extended Job Description:




  • Support current operational infrastructure and legacy systems:
    • DVB monitoring ASI & IP
    • ASTRA satellite network consistency assurance tools
  • Successfully lead the analysis, design, specification and implementation of:
    • SES’s Next Generation operational monitoring systems
  • Efficiently own, follow-up and implement the related full project life cycles, including:
    • requirements collection/definition (for all system aspects of the final function)
    • project setup incl. budgeting and budget ownership during the project execution
    • project/program management (including design/development or procurement)
    • identifying and managing the required resources (e.g. contractors and suppliers) in an integrated approach towards the internal or external stakeholders
    • pro-active operational 2nd/3rd level and sales engineering support as required
  • This includes the successful deployment (and/or design) of e.g.:
    • content/data/IF/RF spectrum measurement and monitoring and control systems
    • building of IT infrastructure (in coordination with the IT dept) as required for such ground-based systems
    • Global homogeneous, sustainable and scalable solutions       



  • A recognized Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering degree (BS/MS or similar)
  • Minimum of 5 years post education hands-on experience as a professional Systems Engineering and Software Developer designing, prototyping and installing operational systems. Project Management experience is considered a valuable asset.
  • Proficiency experience with the secure and reliable setup of off-the-shelf software, covering Linux, Apache, OpenSSL, SSH, OpenVPN, SQL flavors, Postfix, PHP, HTML
  • “Hands-on” experience with hardware-near software development – preferably for DVB related broadcast delivery systems or for audio/video and data processing systems
  • “Hands-on” experience with secure networking of off-the-shelf or proprietary highly reliable systems
  • Knowledge and expertise in auxiliary systems like Network (IP, switching, routing), Monitoring and Control systems, power, HVAC and civil engineering
  • Proven experience in tools like MS 365 suite, Excel (incl VBA), Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, AutoCad, Lotus Notes, Windows and Linux or similar
  • Fluency in written and oral English. Other languages are considered as valuable assets
  • Ability and willingness to integrate into an international environment, to travel internationally, and to communicate with international peers and customers
  • Demonstrate high self-starter qualities and a high motivation to do projects effectively and autonomously without direct guidance or direct supervision
  • Awareness of and ability to evaluate relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors, standardization licensing and regulatory aspects


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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