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Senior Engineer, Gateway Architecture

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 Senior Engineer, Gateway Architecture will design and implement the ground systems for SES GEO/MEO satellites and act as product manager / software architect leading team of software developers for the development of operational software components and solutions for the automated remote control of the SES Ground Gateway systems.


  • Strong Technical understanding of ground gateway systems for e.g., Antenna and RF and IF sub-systems, Modems/Platforms
  • Technical understanding of ground gateway software systems / Monitoring & Control systems
  • Pragmatic system engineer in the Radio Frequency & Satellite Communication domain as well as effective and hands-on project implementer
  • Curious and up to date with latest technologies and forward thinking.


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Extended Job Description:


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):


In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:




  • Talented in communication
  • Strong experience in fix and mobile earth station and teleport/gateway solutions for video/data transmissions (includes 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
  • Relevant experience as technical project manager / team lead for ground gateway systems


Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):


  • Minimum of 5 years relevant “hands-on” engineering experience and worked successfully as GW/RF Systems Engineer
  • As Project Manager / Team lead 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Analysis, design, specification, Implementation, and test of Ka-band gateways
  • Fluency in English


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering degree (BS/MS or similar) with a deep knowledge of RF and telecom theory
  • Hands-on engineering experience on RF / IF test equipment and RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations and auxiliary systems
  • Proven experience in tools like Word, Excel, Excel VBA, PowerPoints, MS Project, Visio, AutoCAD
  • Understanding of Virtualization platforms including VMware, Cloud Computing, Software Build System,
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally


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.


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