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Junior Engineer, Platform Engineering

Requisition Number:  16894
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US Miramar, FL, US Washington DC, US



You will work closely and collaboratively with other SES departments like Product, Sales and Operations, as well as with Platform Vendors and Customers to support the testing and deploying of VSAT-Platforms and modems (supporting both GEO and MEO constellations), and the standardization and the implementation of the SES OSS and BSS processes and its interfaces to the VSAT-Platforms:

  • Deliver the highest quality platforms to support internal and external customers
  • Contribute innovative ideas
  • Self-driven and effective contributor in a fast-paced environment




  • Validation of VSAT Platforms from different manufacturers
  • Support activities to transfer VSAT Platforms from the development into the commercial phase
  • Provide technical support for new MEO and GEO ground platform developments
  • Setup test plans to validate MEO and GEO VSAT Platforms with the goal to ensure they meet the technical-, functional-, performance- and business requirements
  • Deploy VSAT Platforms in a lab environment as well as in the global SES infrastructure, run test plans, and generate test reports
  • Create technical documentations that describes SES Networks specific configuration, commissioning procedure, troubleshooting guides, and CONOPs
  • Drive resolutions of technical defects and bugs with our partner vendors
  • Deploy HUB software upgrades and major HUB configuration changes
  • Evaluate and recommend third-party test tools to aid with systems test efforts
  • Provide technical support as part of the SES Service Level Process
  • Provide training and support as required to other technical staff
  • Support a community of practice around the platform development across the company




  • Design skills
  • Ability to demonstrate technical leadership focusing on system integrity throughout the system lifecycle
  • Analytical mind with proven problem-solving and communication skills
  • Very good technical acumen focusing on system integrity throughout the system lifecycle
  • Ability to set-priorities and deliver under tight deadlines within a fast-paced working environment




  • University Degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, IT or similar
  • 5+ years of experience in VSAT platforms like iDirect, Comtech, Gilat, Newtec, or others, including
    • Experience of Satellite RF communications systems
    • IP protocols, TCP, UDP, routing protocols, and switching
  • MEO and/or GEO satellite experience
  • Knowledge of QoS and WAN optimization techniques including TCP acceleration, caching, and compression
  • Sound understanding and experience with standard Operating Systems (Unix, Windows)
  • Certifications in one or multiple of the above-mentioned platforms technologies or other industry certifications are preferred




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story




SES is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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