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Senior Engineer, User Terminal Development

Requisition Number:  10519
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU



The Senior Terminal Solutions is a key member of the SES Next Generation User Terminal development team providing technical leadership and expertise in the areas of satellite terminal and baseband systems development and testing. The engineer’s primary objective is to support the development and testing of a more integrated Customer Edge Terminals.  This Senior engineer’s primary focus shall include:


  • Supporting the development of customer premise equipment (CPE) designed to provide value added services to our customers as well as simplify the overall terminal solution, including but not limited to performing ACU, M&C and scheduling functionality, performing packet processing and MEF compliance, and providing additional products and services as-defined by product.
  • Supporting the development of edge connectivity solutions including WIFI, LTE and 5G base station solutions
  • Supporting the development of solar based terminal, based on future mPOWER modem and antenna developments.
  • Supporting modem platform development and testing efforts of the TMR and RF combining features
  • Supporting antenna developments including FPA, and vertical specific developments (fixed, maritime, aero, etc)


Extended Job Description:



Responsible for testing and validation of the CPE solution(s) and integrating it with the larger terminal architecture as well as supporting the development of the core functionalities of the CPE including ACU, M&C and Scheduling

Supporting and/or lead other strategic developments as identified by the product team including but not limited to SDR modems and solar powered terminals.

Support other key terminal developments including modems, FPAs, etc.

Identifies needs, estimates costs, and justifies request priorities for integration efforts

Effectively communicate status of ongoing projects to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Perform System Engineering design and analyses in support of the SES Networks Ground System terminal and baseband systems development and implementation

Provide technical leadership to subcontractors, vendors and partners to ensure the system is delivered in a timely manner within budget, meeting all performance criteria

Support the development and validation of ground terminal implementation, integration, and certification processes

Evaluates new and emerging technologies for introduction or integration into the technical roadmap

Liaise with the other O3bmPOWER support functions to develop an integrated system Concept of Operations

Develop and document requirements, specifications, interfaces, and test plans to supporting the Operations, Maintenance and Sustainment programs

Support the transition of the new terminal elements to operations ensuring the proper tools and training are in place

Other ad-hoc tasks, as assigned by Line Manager




  • Actively seeks / listens to feedback from customers and addresses them appropriately. Provides input to supervisor in order to assist the continual improvement in service standards and delivery
  • Analyses complex and diverse problems that could have a major impact on the organisation. This could include examining new ideas or finding the root cause of an existing problem to minimise the risk of reoccurrence
  • Must possess strong technical skills across many different areas (modems, antennas, RF components, power, etc)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English
  • Effective communication and presentations skills in working with both technical and non-technical support staff
  • Ability to evaluate the work of technical staff
  • Ability to provide accurate information to vendors and other colleagues, in a timely manner
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks and projects, with well-developed organizational skills
  • Eager to stay up-to-date on industry/technology trends and developments; maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments 
  • Demonstrated performance as a reliable team player
  • Resourcefully working through or around anything blocking actions that need to be accomplished
  • Ability to operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapt quickly to new information, re-prioritize as needed.
  • Ability to travel, up to 30% of the time




BS in Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering or Computer Science, or similar

10+ years of experience in developing satellite communication systems, satellite terminal systems or satellite-based networking & data systems; Ka-Band systems experience a plus

Experience in the development or application of VSAT baseband equipment

Experience in development and deployment of VSAT networks

At least 5 years of operational experience in remote baseband, IF, RF, antennas, and WAN/LAN equipment

In-Depth knowledge of Telecommunications Satellite Systems including VSAT systems

Expert working knowledge of Satellite Communications Baseband, Network Management, and Modem systems equipment

Highly experienced in developing and maintaining high availability satellite or telecommunications systems through the use of manned and unmanned facilities

Thorough understanding of GEO, MEO, and LEO telecommunications satellite technologies and systems

Knowledge of internet based network connectivity principles and implementation

Thorough understanding of and ability to use System Engineering processes

Excellent/Good command of office productivity suites (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)

Working knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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