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Engineer, Ground Computer Systems Engineering

Requisition Number:  12496
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


You will help innovate and efficiently implement required ground-based systems for SES current and future satellites, as well as applicable retrofits on the existing fleet.

You will support cross-departmental teams to design/provide computing solutions for the next-generation satellite networks (e.g. SES-17) to be implemented and operated for SES considering all aspects of systems, services, procedures and any other constraints, together with the Ground Engineering teams and operations teams.

The focus will be on assuring current system operations and IT Security compliant implementations. Another focus will be in the area of further virtualization, automation and cloudification.


Extended Job Description:




  • Successfully lead the analysis, design, specification and implementation of:
    • SES’s Next Generation operational systems
    • Current Betzdorf SMC operational infrastructure and legacy systems with a focus on documentation and system restore procedure verification
    • Ground Teams to IT data management and consistency assurance
    • Any ground system that SES needs to fulfill its mission on a global basis
  • Efficiently support, follow-up and implement the related project deliverables, 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



  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • People management skills including team building, delegation and staff coaching and supervision
  • Ability to identify and implement change and solve problems
  • Ability to coordinate with business requirements
  • Work efficiently both autonomous and in interdisciplinary teams or lead them successfully
  • Have and show sound analytical skills, innovative mind, coordination & priority setting facility, problem solving, project & time management, critical task/tactical related decision making, vendor relation skills and diplomatic skills as well as the ability to provide practical conclusions
  • Good negotiations skills with commercial and analytical abilities
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Show a proactive approach towards internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse organization



  • 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 as an asset
  • Knowledge of the current SES management and documentation systems considered an asset
  • “Hands-on” experience with the secure and reliable setup of off-the-shelf software, covering in 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 considered an asset
  • “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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