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Engineer, Spacecraft Subsystem (Payload)

Requisition Number:  11000
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Manassas, VA, US

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The Spacecraft Engineer, Payload Subsystem will be part of the Payload Engineering team, leading payload in-orbit operations and the design and implementation of innovative operational solutions for the SES fleet. In this position, our engineers will support satellite mission operations, enhance our performance monitoring and analysis toolkits, and contribute to dynamic end-to-end design solutions.  In our team, engineers develop and operate new payload missions, design contingency scenarios for satellite resiliency, and support new spacecraft procurement, launch and in-obit test characterization. Over time, each team member builds a custom skillset and expertise, across a wide technical breadth, to make an impacting contribution to the success of our missions.

 

Extended Job Description:

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULTS AREAS

  • Monitor health status and provide on-call support for satellites in operation, including recovery and follow-up of eventual spacecraft off-limit conditions, anomalies and service interruptions
  • Ensure Customer satisfaction in line with SLA terms and maximize satellite fleet availability and longevity
  • Support procedure development of payload mission of the current and upcoming satellites. Ensure lessons learned are applied
  • Develop and maintain new integrated payload applications and tools required for performance monitoring, operation automation, resource optimization and constellation performance
  • Act as Payload expert for other people in SES Group and to satellite users pertaining to satellite performance, support end-to-end design solutions, and understand end-to-end communications link budgets and infrastructure
  • Support and prepare for spacecraft anomalies and contingency operations, including new operational solutions, for contingency operations at spacecraft and fleet level
  • Support Payload mission, operations and phasing of the satellites into constellation
  • Support Payload IOT, transition and phasing for Start of Service
  • Support the design and procurement of new satellites, for spacecraft design reviews, integration, ground and in-orbit testing
  • Develop training material and provide technical training to internal Customers

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a strong sense of initiative and a self-starter attitude
  • Ability to adapt to fast-paced or custom situations with innovative and effective solutions
  • Ability to develop autonoumously new methods, applications mmeting new business requirements
  • Ability to effectively respond to and interact with all levels of organizational staff
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and oral, and team-spirit
  • Be willing to integrate into an international environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, or similar field (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Knowledge or experience in satellite payload subsystems, including the management all the equipment on board of the spacecraft that is required for proper transmission of the customer signal
  • Experience with analytical programming languages such as Python, visual Basic, Matlab, and/or Web Dev
  • Knowledge or experience in Radio Frequency telecommunications
  • Ability work on-call

Preferred

  • Experience with digital payload technology and/or operations
  • Experience with satellite operations or satellite constellation operations for LEO/MEO
  • Experience with web development programing languages
  • Experience with data retrieval, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence

 

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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