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Internship - Systems Engineering, Performance & Operations

Requisition Number:  13935
Contract Type:  Internship/trainee

Betzdorf, LU The Hague, NL

6-month internship, starting in the third/last quarter of 2021
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Systems Engineering - Performance & Operations team in a fast-paced, global organization within an innovative and unique industry. 
Based in The Hague (Netherlands) or Betzdorf (Luxembourg), you will contribute to the business optimization of SES Networks by reviewing system performance, identifying best practice and implementation gaps and taking action to resolve those gaps.  The incumbent will develop system analysis methods, report regularly on system performances and propose improvements having a direct impact on SES revenues and profitability.


Extended Job Description:

You will lead technical implementation projects associated with the automation of system resource optimization. These projects will involve multiple SES teams within Technology, SES Networks and other relevant SES entities. Your responsibilities will be the following but not limited to:

  • Contribute to enhance and create automation in processes and procedures (Power BI, MEO line-ups…)
  • Work with our internal dockerized deployment environment, called LEGO, to release applications for users and contribute to the HTS GEO dashboard application existing on LEGO 
  • Support the development of ARC simulator:
    • Mock-up and example of the user interface expected inputs and outputs (with dummy data).
    • Development of use cases to validate complex cases, especially related to cruise.
  • Continue the ASPM simulator improvements to accommodate new use cases (multiple transponder configuration modes, new modems, new optimization and algorithm rules, etc.).
  • Support the modeling of existing assets (e.g. Earth Stations, Modems, etc.) from O3B classic in the new databases to be used in mPower (SRI, etc.).
  • Support the preparation of SCS simulations to assess potential commercial opportunities, system load, and possible optimizations.
  • Support engineering activities for Cruise Market such as updating itineraries, generate KML files, generate link budget analysis, etc.
  • Support the auditing activities of our capacity management tool (ECM)



  • Being a current Bachelor/ Master’s student in Aerospace/Computer Science/Software Engineering or in a relevant technical area;
  • Strong interest in the media/telecommunication business and technical interest in satellites
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills
  • Familiarity with at least one language and platform such as HTML, Python, Flask, Javascript, LUA, Linux and MySQL 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English with additional languages considered an asset.
  • EU-nationality or work permit for The Netherlands or Luxembourg.

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