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(Senior) Engineer, Digital 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. You will be programming in those languages to build, upgrade and sustain web APIs to existing or new core systems.

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


Extended Job Description:




  • Design, programming, and testing of web APIs in Apache and PHP
  • 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.
  • Min 5 years of experience as a developer in PHP 5, JavaScript, HTML, with Perl and Python considered an additional advantage
  • “Hands-on” experience with command-line clients on relational databases (MS-SQL, Oracle, MariaDB…) an asset
  • Programming experience with C/C++ considered an advantage
  • 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


The contents of this job description are subject to change. SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.


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