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Engineer, Digital Ground Development

Requisition Number:  17327
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


The Digital Ground Development Engineer is directly involved in supporting modem platforms virtualization and digital integration with Gateway and remote terminals and assisting on designing SES’ ground segment digital transformation. In this position you will be engaging with internal and external stakeholders, while working on the cloudification of the ground equipment, network function virtualization and look into potential synergies/adoption with the cellular infrastructure (5G NR and OpenRAN).


You will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

• Support the design, build and delivery of next gen virtualized modem platforms and digital interfaces for SES next gen cloud-ready satellite ground segment

• Define digital modem platform specifications (RFI/RFP) and work closely with equipment manufacturers. Analyze/evaluate/drive vendor technical approach to reach goals

• Engage on various key industry standards body (DIFI, 5G, etc)




Must Have

  • Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field
  • Theoretical understanding of satellite communications and sub-systems involved in the end-to-end delivery of satellite links (network, modem platform, gateway, satellite, and user terminals) and latest standards
  • Understanding of hardware-based requirements of software defined radios (SDR), e.g., FPGA size, sample rates, dynamic range, radio chip architecture, gain and filtering as the signal progresses within the SDR
  • Willingess to apply for a European secret clearance


Nice to Have

  • Knowledge in PHY and MAC layers of cellular standards (e.g., GSM, LTE, 5G)
  • Expertise in implementing DSP algorithms in FPGAs
  • Familiarity with evaluating SDR platforms and specifications




• Flexible working environment, providing opportunities for hybrid or remote work, based on the role

• Bonus and equity compensation plans

• A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs

• An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

• Time off for life’s important events and charity work




SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

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