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Engineer, Ground Systems

Requisition Number:  13914
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

Role Description Summary:


At SES, we cultivate an inclusive and healthy work environment that enables us to drive business success. As a company dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, we believe our story should reflect those of the millions we serve. We are committed to increasing the number of employees from underrepresented groups and nurturing an inclusive company culture where people can flourish.


O3b mPOWER is SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite-based communication system offering high-bandwidth, low-latency data connectivity services to under-served and mobility markets. Launching in 2021, the system will begin its service life in 2022. Building on the capabilities of our current O3b MEO system, O3b mPOWER expands exponentially to deliver thousands of dedicated services up to multiple gigabits per second. It provides more flexibility than any satellite-based system available today or planned for the foreseeable future.


The Engineer, Ground Systems will implement the ground systems for SES GEO/MEO satellites and support the definition of technical requirements, the preparation of technical studies and participate in design for next generation gateway systems as part of the Global RF & TT&C Solutions team.


If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more. 



Extended Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:


  • Participate in analysis, design, specification, implementation and test of Ground Gateway, Antenna and RF systems being part of a team and own, follow-up and implement testing and implementation of Gateway ground systems
  • Perform transmission analysis and testing, in particular link/level budget calculations, MATLAB analysis, development of Excel VBA/Software based tools, block/design drawing and other detailed studies in support of gateway ground systems 
  • Responsible for developing test procedures and scripts to ensure new architectures are properly vetted in the lab or in over-the-air testing
  • Write technical requirements, specifications, interfaces, test plans and procedures for supporting the Operations, Maintenance and Sustainment programs
  • Support the transition of the new products into operations ensuring the proper tools and training are in place including life cycle support


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):


To achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:




  • Experience across both fixed, and mobile earth stations and teleport/gateway solutions for video/data transmissions (including some of the following; antenna, HPA, waveguide, switch matrix, converters, modulators, electrical & optical inter-facility links as well as DVB or VSAT / broadband or broadcast platforms), content/data/IF/RF spectrum measurement
  • Experienced in various ground monitoring & control and any other kind of monitoring systems for e.g., Network Management Systems, Element Management Systems or Operational Support Systems
  • Understanding of GEO, MEO and LEO telecommunications satellite technologies


What’s in it for you:


  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story


SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.


In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.


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