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(Senior) Engineer, Satellite Subsystem

Requisition Number:  17798
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

SES Luxembourg is looking for a Senior Engineer to join the international team operating out of Luxembourg and USA and will be responsible for the health, monitorization and operations of the spacecraft Power and Thermal subsystems across SES's fleet of GEO and MEO satellites.

Your mission will be to provide engineering support to the full satellite lifecycle: from new satellite procurement through launch, orbit raising operations, on-orbit operations, as well as re-orbit. For this you will be using MATLAB or Python for coding solutions to enhance our spacecraft performance monitoring and analytics toolkits, but also developing a custom skillset and expertise, across a wide technical breadth, to make an impacting contribution to the success of every spacecraft mission.

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

  • Bring the Electrical Power & Thermal expertise to nominal and contingency operations of SES’s satellites
  • Provide 24/7 on-call support as part of the team, as well as specialized support to new satellite construction programs, orbit raising operations, and development of the ground products required for satellite operations
  • Monitor the Electrical Power & Thermal subsystems to identify degraded performance, anticipate scenarios, and take appropriate action
  • Develop and maintain tools for evaluating and trending health to maximize satellite safety, availability, and longevity
  • Perform required engineering analyses, modelling of the spacecraft Electrical Power, Thermal subsystems, and Survivability
  • Interface with internal and external parties in relation to the responsibilities of the subsystems, such as external Satellite Manufacturers and internal Fleet Development teams 
  • Lead projects as required 
  • Proactively stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies
  • Continuously seek opportunities to expand your knowledge/skill set, as well as for process optimization and improvement





Must Have

  • Master’s degree in Electrical, Electronics or Aerospace Engineering with min. 5 years applicable professional experience in satellite engineering and/or operations
  • Thorough understanding of overall satellite design, operations, and testing
  • Computer software skills, including Python or Matlab
  • Able and willing to meet the needs of a 24x7 on-call environment, which can require out of hours support and response under pressure to contingency situations
  • A valid driver license is essential for on-call support
  • Fluency in English with very good communication skills


Nice to Have

  • Track record to meet deadlines 
  • Experience in satellite engineering and/or operations on Thales, Airbus or Boeing GEO or MEO satellites
  • Knowledge of space radiation environment 
  • Able to travel internationally 




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

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