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Engineer, Gateway Infrastructure

Requisition Number:  11076
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US


The Gateway Infrastructure Engineer is a key member of the SES Technology Ground Infrastructure team providing expertise in the Order-to-fulfilment domain, mainly Service Design and Operations at SES GEO/MEO Gateways. The engineer’s activities will include the active collection as well as definition of technical requirements and processes for implementing Service platforms. This comprises interface management as well as coordination across multiple internal teams and customers. A further part of the role as a part of GW Infrastructure team is to manage, troubleshoot and operate GW Infrastructure together with system vendors and 3rd party contractors. These shall include Site Infrastructure, Antenna & RF Sub-systems, Modem/Platforms installed worldwide at SES Gateways.

Extended Job Description:


  • Design, specify and implement services (Data & Video) at SES Gateway and Teleport locations for High Throughput satellites, Wide beam GEO satellites and MEO satellites and other missions.
  • Lead technical coordination for end-to-end RF service commissioning at global SES Gateway locations across internal teams and customer representatives
  • Define, specify and report on Key Performance Indicators applicable to Service Fulfilment and Service Assurance for SES Gateways and Teleports
  • Develop, manage and optimize key Business Processes applicable to SES Gateways and Teleports in conjunction with adjacent business functions and customer needs
  • Define and lead implementation of Continuous Service Improvements initiatives and monitor results
  • Design subsystems and implement RF earth station equipment including antennas, HPA’s, switch matrix, up/down converters, modulators, inter-facility connection equipment and Co-lo space
  • Design, specify and manage the integration of measurement, communications and monitoring and control systems (including Service IOT and M&C Systems)
  • Perform transmission analysis and studies in support of business development and customer services
  • Perform and participate in ground system integration and test and operational validation of the ground segment, including generation of test plans and procedures and participation in system acceptance testing, ground readiness tests and network readiness tests
  • Define and specify building and IP infrastructure as required for such ground-based systems
  • Perform remote configuration, management and troubleshooting of GW Infrastructure
  • Manage and plan GW infrastructure preventive and corrective maintenance and spare parts
  • Support the transition of the new products into operations ensuring the proper tools and training are in place
  • Develop procedures and perform periodic calibration of ground systems
  • Drive adherence across all segments of the service delivery process
  • Other ad-hoc tasks, as assigned by Line Manager



  • Must possess strong technical skills across many different areas (modems, antennas, RF components, Test and measuring instruments, power etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English
  • Self-motivated and self-educating individual with strong personal and professional initiative who is willing and able to work collaboratively with both customers and fellow team members
  • Excellent organizational and attention to details skills required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to describe highly technical concepts in non-technical terms
  • Ability to multitask and solve complex technical problems
  • Sense of urgency, initiative and competitive drive to get things done
  • Resourcefully working through or around anything blocking things that need to be accomplished
  • Ability to provide accurate information to vendors and other colleagues, in a timely manner
  • Ability to travel, up to 25% of the time, including international travel



  • BS in Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering or Telecommunications, or similar
  • At least 3 – 5 years of relevant "hands-on" engineering experience in the satellite communications domain as Development, Systems Engineer or Operations Engineer, Test & Integration Engineer, and/or NOC/Teleport Senior Operator
  • Hands-on experience in RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations and auxiliary systems
  • Proven flexibility and reliability in delivering successfully ground solutions globally without direct supervision
  • Highly experienced in developing and maintaining high availability satellite or telecommunications systems using manned and unmanned facilities
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to use System Engineering processes
  • Experience in the application of VSAT baseband equipment, gateway antenna systems and associated equipment
  • Understanding of GEO, MEO, and LEO telecommunications satellite technologies and systems
  • Excellent/Good command of MS Office package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio), AutoCAD, Excel VBA
  • Understanding of Virtualization platforms including VMware, Cloud Computing, Software Build System,
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English, other languages are considered as valuable assets
  • Ability and wiliness to integrate into an international environment, to travel internationally and to communicate with international peers and customers

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, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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