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L4 Support Enginer, Ground Systems

Requisition Number:  15781
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US

Engineer, Ground Systems

Manassas, VA (hybrid)



The Enginer, Ground Systems is responsible for providing expert technical support for satellite ground systems and will lead and interact with cross departmental teams to support design, implementation, and smooth handover of satellite ground systems for the next generation satellite networks in MEO and GEO (e.g. HTS, SES-17 and mPOWER).  This next generation satellite network shall be implemented and operated for SES considering all aspects of systems, services, procedures and any other constraints. Ideally, you should have experience as a pragmatic system support engineer in the Radio Frequency & Satellite Communications domain.  Are you in for the challenge?


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

  • Providing 24x7 technical support for satellite ground systems to peers and Customers, internal and external, as an established expert in the satellite and terrestrial ground engineering field
  • Performing system handovers from Ground System Integration team to SES operation team including:
    • Delivering necessary training on ground system to SES operation/Customer; 
    • Preparing and delivering as-built system documentation
    • Active follow-up and closing of pending action item/ ground system deliverables
  • In-house integration of ground station components and subsystems including antennas, High Power Amplifiers (HPAs), switch matrix, up/down converters, modulators, inter-facility connection equipment and Co-lo space
  • In-house integration of measurement, communications and monitoring and control systems (including Service IOT and M&C Systems) 
  • Performing system upgrades for existing ground systems to bring them to latest technology level that SES needs to fulfil their mission on a global basis
  • Participating 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 test



Must Have

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering degree or similar field
  • 1 to 4 years of “hands-on” engineering experience in satellite ground systems (example: prior work as a Development or Systems Engineer)
  • Background in RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations, and auxiliary systems
  • Experience with tools like Word, Excel, Excel VBA, Powerpoint, MS Project, Visio, AutoCad, Lotus Notes, Windows and Linux
  • Fluency in written and oral English


Nice to Have

  • Experience with Network (IP, switching, routing), M&C, Power, HVAC and/or Civil Engineering
  • Analytical skills, coordination & priority setting facility, problem solving, project & time management
  • Communication and presentation skills, proactive approach towards internal and external customers
  • Aware of and can evaluate relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors, standardization, licensing and regulatory aspects
  • Occasional international travel




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


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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