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Software Engineer, Front End UI/UX

Requisition Number:  13894
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 Software Engineer, Front End UI/UX will design and develop Front end and User Interface of operational software components and solutions for the automated remote control of the SES Ground Gateway systems.


  • Technical understanding of ground gateway systems or strong motivation to acquire it is important to be effective in the position.
  • Excited about space technology and experienced in front-end software technologies.
  • Curious and up to date with latest technologies and forward thinking.


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:


  • Specify, design, develop, test, and maintain UI of operational software for the automated remote control of the SES Ground Gateway systems
  • Develop and execute automated BDD (Behaviour-driven development) testing
  • Develop high-quality, comprehensive software designs and architectures for UIs with strong focus on beautiful user interface and experience meeting operational requirements
  • 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):


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




  • Talented in communication
  • Strong foundation in computer science and a wide range of experience in many aspects of software development (design patterns, application development, network authentication, security systems, microservice architecture, layout technologies, browser testing and debugging, web development)
  • UI/UX view and strong motivation to develop understanding of interactions of all the disciplines involved in the ground gateway operations (Antenna, Antenna control systems, RF components, modems etc.), or a strong motivation to develop them.
  • Ability to work within an Agile/Scrum ecosystem
  • Automate the development lifecycle by employing Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD)


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Expert working with Git, GitLab and/or Jenkins
  • Fluency in English


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Expert knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery)
  • Knowledge in programming in at least one of the following languages (our current development is based on Go, if you don’t have relevant specific knowledge on Go SES will offer required on-job training):
    • C/C++
    • Python
    • Java
    • Go
  • Comfortable working with the following technologies and toolchains:
    • Linux OS
    • Familiarity with databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL
    • Interface layers: Kafka, REST, gRPC, ZMQ
    • TCP/IP networks
    • Web servers (e.g., Apache, NGINX)
    • Virtualized & containerized app deployments
  • Understanding of cloud orchestration tools, technologies, and API standards (AWS, Azure, Google, Cloud, Kubernetes)
  • Hands on experience with current markup technologies and presentational layout technologies and frameworks (HTML5, CSS3, Sass)
  • 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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