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Enginer, Ground Systems

Requisition Number:  16956
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


The Enginer, Ground Systems is responsible for providing expert technical support for satellite ground systems and leading and/or interacting with cross departmental teams to support design, implementation and smooth handover of satellite ground systems for the next generation satellite networks in MEO and GEO (e.g. HTS, SES-17 and mPOWER) which shall be implemented and operated for SES considering all aspects of systems, services, procedures and any other constraints. Therefore, for this position you shall have experience as pragmatic system support engineer in the Radio Frequency & Satellite Communications domain.

If you are passionate about the satellite industry, join SES!


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

  • Enact 24x7 Level-4 technical support for satellite ground systems to peers/customers in-and-outside the company as an established expert in the satellite and terrestrial ground engineering field and act as a trusted representative of the team and the company 
  • Perform system handover from Ground System Integration team to SES operation team includ-ing:

- Deliver necessary training on ground system to SES operation/Customer 
- Prepare and deliver As-built system documentation
- Active follow-up and closer of pending action item/ ground system deliverables 

  • Basis support Ground System Integration team for in house integration of ground station components and subsystems including antennas, High Power Amplifiers (HPAs), switch matrix, up/down converters, modulators, inter-facility connection equipment and Co-lo space under the guideline of engineering team
  • Basis support Ground System Integration team for in house integration of measurement, communications and monitoring and control systems (including Service IOT and M&C Systems) under the guideline of engineering department
  • Take care of the in-house system upgrades for existing ground systems to bring them to latest technolo-gy level that SES needs to fulfil their mission on a global basis
  • Run configuration and testing of ground station equipment and software
  • Enact remote configuration, management and troubleshooting of GW Infrastructure
  • Complete the periodic calibration of ground systems as per the guideline of engineering team
  • Participate in ground system integration and test and operational validation of the ground segment, including generation of test plans and procedures and participation in system acceptance testing, ground readiness tests and network readiness tests


  • A recognized Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering degree (BS/MS or similar) with knowledge of RF and telecom theory
  • 1 to 4 years of “hands-on” engineering experience in satellite ground systems and worked suc-cessfully as Development or Systems Engineer and as Project Manager
  • Background in RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations and expertise in auxiliary systems like Network (IP, switching, routing), Monitoring and Control systems, power, HVAC and civil engineering


•     Flexible working environment, providing opportunities for hybrid or remote work, based on the role
•     Bonus and equity compensation plans
•     Access to a wide variety of trainings, including Microsoft platforms and solutions, such as Azure, M365 & PowerBI
•      Comprehensive and competitive benefits 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



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