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Engineer, Ground Systems

Requisition Number:  15781
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US


The Ground Systems Engineer, is part of the innovative US and European based team that focuses on the end-to-end design and development of the SES GEO/MEO ground systems, a cross functional team of innovators and problem solvers, working on unique multi-orbit solutions that will enable millions of people to stay connected.

In this position you will implement the ground systems and TT&C Infrastructure for SES GEO/MEO satellites being part of a team of cross functional engineers for the development, design, implementation, and end to end operations of the SES/Customer Ground Gateway systems.



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

  • Implement RF earth station solutions including antennas, High Performance Antennas (HPAs), switch matrix, up/down converters, modulators, inter-facility connection equipment and Co-lo space
  • Implement the integration of measurement, communications, monitoring and control systems (including Service IOT and M&C Systems)
  • Perform transmission analysis and studies in support of business development and customer services in particular link/level budget calculations, development of Excel VBA/Software based tools, block/design drawing and other detailed studies in support of gateway ground systems
  • 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
  • Perform remote configuration, management and troubleshooting of GW Infrastructure
  • Coordinate 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 procedures and perform periodic calibration of ground systems





1. Must Have

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 to 5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering, Telecommunications, or similar field
  • Experience with "hands-on" engineering in the satellite communications domain as Development, Systems Engineer or Operations Engineer, Test & Integration Engineer
  • Experience across fixed, and mobile earth stations and teleport/gateway solutions for video/data transmissions (including some of the following: antenna, HPA, waveguide, switch matrix, converters, modulators, electrical & optical inter-facility links as well as DVB or VSAT / broadband or broadcast platforms), content/data/IF/RF spectrum measurement
  • Operational experience of ground gateway systems and software systems / Monitoring & Control systems, Network Management Systems
  • Fluent in English


2. Nice to Have


  • Experience with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio), AutoCAD, Excel VBA
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux operating system, virtualization platforms
  • Experience with GEO, MEO, and/or LEO Satellite Ground Systems
  • Ability to travel, up to 25% of the time, including international travel




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • 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, 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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