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(Senior) Engineer, Ground Systems

Requisition Number:  10544
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


As the Ground Systems Engineer, you will be a key member of the SES Ground Systems engineering team providing technical knowledge in the areas of gateway infrastructure and baseband systems.

Your responsibilities will include: implement and provide operations support for ground-based systems/processes utilized to enable SES’ spacecraft deployment/operations as well as service delivery to SES’ customers. The SES gateway team works in a dynamic environment and is looking for forward thinking individuals to join the team.

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Extended Job Description:


  • Provide technical guidance to a multi-discipline product focused team to ensure timely and accurate project delivery
  • Support the design and specification of the satellite gateway systems, which may be combined with TT&C function, including fixed or mobile antennas, HPA's, switch matrix, up/down-converters, modulators, TT&C Modems, inter-facility connection equipment and Monitor & Control systems (M&C)
  • Perform or support site surveys for gateway implementation, create related reports and provide site selection recommendations
  • Lead the onsite coordination for the deployment, implementation, and commissioning of the large-scale antenna, baseband, and network systems
  • Responsible for the transition of the new gateway systems into operations
  • Perform transmission analysis, link budget calculations, block design drawings and studies in support of business development customer services, and TT&C applications
  • Deliver clear, concise, timely and constructive technical guidance and co-operative support to peers/customers in- and outside the company for specific established ground engineering fields



  • Problem solving
  • Analytical
  • Team work
  • Self-motivated
  • Prioritization
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Global cultural awareness
  • Innovation




  • Minimum 8-10 years of combined experience and/or education in Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar field
  • Moderate experience working in the field to build, design, develop antenna systems  
  • Hands-on engineering experience in satellite ground systems engineering/project management and systems installation and testing
  • Hands-on experience in RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations and auxiliary systems
  • Good communication and presentation skills; show a proactive approach towards internal and external customers
  • 25% international and domestic travel
  • Advanced proficiency with English, other languages a plus



  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Experience in Project Management or Systems Engineering, or Structural Engineering
  • Proficiency with Python, C++, or SQL
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Visio, and Power Point
  • Proficiency with Matlab, Autocad, or STK
  • Experience with GEO, MEO, or LEO satellite operations


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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