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Senior Scrum Master

Requisition Number:  15302
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US



Here at SES we do extraordinary in space so that we can deliver amazing experiences everywhere on Earth. With over 70 satellites in two different orbits, our reach is unlike any other.


The Senior Engineer Adaptive Resource Control Development is responsible to ensure technical compliance and performance of the ARC software, which is a critical infrastructure for GEO and MEO satellite to manage and organize the network resources. The ARC development senior engineer defines the algorithms, works on the development team of the ARC on critical system related components and is responsible for the implementation requirements, the operations concepts and the technical compliance of the dynamic resource manager system for multiple satellite systems. She/He defines and implements critical parts of the ARC Optimizer in accordance with ARC project and O3b mPOWER and SES-17 project objectives.


Extended Job Description:





  • Define performance criteria for the ARC resource management optimization
  • Evaluate current performance of the baseline optimization algorithms for the ARC resource management system
  • Implement a simulation environment for the evaluation of key reference scenarios of different ARC resource management optimization
  • Explore new optimization strategies and leveraging academic work to convert this into a practical working solution for this specific problem
  • Propose specific improvements to the optimization algorithm of ARC
  • Propose design solutions for the ARC fleet management algorithm in cooperation with the system engineering team





  • Work efficiently in a large complex organization with different specialized teams
  • Work efficiently in a software development team using agile methodologies
  • Iterate between the development cycle and continuous integration in cooperation with a dedicated test team (continuous development / continuous integration)
  • Be a fast learner, keep up-to-date with latest software development and optimization technologies required in a systematic and efficient manner
  • Highly motivated and ability to set priorities autonomously based on high level objectives
  • Work under tight deadlines towards a clear long-term objective
  • Work autonomously and independently
  • Taking initiatives if required as well as proven ability to work as a team player
  • Easiness to communicate at all levels





  • Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Information Technology or related scientific/engineering fields. A solid academic background with a related PhD degree is considered an advantage.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in RF engineering, telecommunications or satellite communications industry
  • Proven software development skills with experience on developing production code for operationally critical industries with large code sets. Programming experience with PYTHON is considered an advantage, proven experience with an object-oriented programming language is required
  • Proven knowledge of satellite communication systems, aerospace, radio frequency or telecommunication topics or related fields is required
  • Proven experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art optimization techniques and practical implementations of optimization


Highly Desirable Experience


  • Experience with machine learning techniques and big data processing
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining a Command-and-Control system
  • Experience with Agile methodologies for software development
  • Experience with Azure DevOps
  • Experience with database techniques (such as SQL for example)
  • Experience with virtualization techniques and operating systems





  • Work with cross discipline teams (software experts, satellite and telecom experts, sales, business experts, etc.)
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.  
  • Work on an iterative basis with stakeholders during design and prototyping
  • Relentless focus on collaboration and teamwork
  • Work with remote management and team members
  • Proven mindset of helping others to succeed/mentoring
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to deadlines and willingness to meet tight development schedules
  • Fluent in English, other languages are beneficial
  • Domestic and international travel may be required occasionally
  • Must be either US Citizen or Green Card Holder or eligible to work in the US





  • 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 based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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