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Controller, Spacecraft Operations

Requisition Number:  8389
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


SES is looking for a talented technician/engineer to control the expanding fleet. If you are searching for an international and dynamic environment and interested in taking responsibility and growing - you can find it at SES.


Extended Job Description:



  • Being part of a team which safeguards the health of several GEO and/or MEO satellites on a 24/7 basis
  • Monitoring and analysis of satellite telemetry data
  • Commanding of satellites for all required operations
  • Mastering all routine operations and acquire a sound knowledge of the initial steps of anomaly recognition and recovery; in particular execution of station keeping manoeuvres and monitoring satellites through the seasonal eclipse periods
  • Work in close relationship with the Satellite Engineering Department to ensure health and safety of the satellite fleet. Provide support to the Customer Service Delivery Team to provide highest service availability and quality to SES Customers
  • Provide required reports on a daily and weekly basis
  • You will receive intensive training and be certified to work as a SES Satellite Controller



  • Technical/engineering degree in electronics, aeronautics or equivalent qualifications
  • Previous working experience in this field (GEO, MEO or LEO) would be an asset
  • Software skills are considered as an advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language (any other language being an asset)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Flexibility, reliability and readiness to work without direct supervision
  • Error-free performance in high stress situations
  • Excellent self-motivational qualities, good communication skills and being a team-player
  • Willingness to work on shift
  • Valid work permit is considered as an advantage
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