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Senior Software Engineer (Satellite Systems)

Requisition Number:  17976
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US The Hague, NL Washington DC, US

Senior Software Engineer (Satellite Systems)
US - VA - Manassas, Netherlands - The Hague, US - DC - Washington



The Senior Software Engineer (Satellite Systems) supports the Space Programs Software Development team. The Space Programs Software Development focuses on development of software solutions supporting current, next-generation MEO/GEO space and ground assets. This global team consists of system architects, software engineers, software architects, test & integration engineers. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with expertise in satellite communication systems to join our team. As part of the team, you will play a key role in design, development, and validation of resource allocation software for MEO & GEO space and ground assets. This position presents an exciting chance to integrate and enhance software expertise with a deep understanding of satellite systems. You are ideally someone who has a curious mind, positive attitude, ambition, knowledge of communication systems and love to write code. 


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

  • Work with program management team to design and develop features needed to fulfil product requirements
  • Lead the development of high-quality software by actively participating in all stages of software development lifecycle
  • Be the subject matter expert on satellite communication systems and use the knowledge in the highly complex feature design and development
  • Conduct thorough testing and maintenance of the existing code base through the implementation of unit tests and prompt resolution of identified bugs
  • Engage in peer reviews of Pull Requests to ensure code quality, share insights, and contribute to the continuous improvement of the overall codebase
  • Investigate and provide support for anomaly resolution within operational systems, proposing both corrective and preventive actions to enhance system stability
  • Collaborate closely with the architecture leads to comprehend specific task challenges and devise innovative coding solutions, actively participating in solution design and implementation discussions
  • Initiate the creation of tickets for solution implementation, presenting proposed solutions in a coherent manner that considers all system needs and influences
  • Evaluate the relevance of new technologies and perform assessments to determine their applicability in the system
  • Be involved in onboarding, training, and mentoring new team members, ensuring a smooth integration into the project
  • Coordinate and share information and knowledge with other development teams and test teams, fostering effective communication within the team
  • Actively participate in knowledge-sharing sessions with team members and subject matter experts, cotributing to a collaborative and learning-oriented environment
  • Perform demonstrations to stakeholders and customers, showcasing the developed solutions and addressing any inquiries to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Maintain comprehensive technical documentation, capturing key aspects of the software development process and system architecture for future reference and knowledge transfer




  1. Must have
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunication, or Electrical Engineering.
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience, encompassing designing, developing, and testing software tailored for high-reliability critical systems
  • Technical expertise in satellite communication systems or telecommunication systems
  • Strong programming skills in Python, or equivalent scripting languages
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with databases.
  • Familiarity or experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tools, with a prefer-ence for Azure DevOps.
  • Understanding of cloud orchestration tools, technologies, and API standards.
  • Specialized domain knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas: Telecommunication, Satellite-based communication system design, Data communication, RF/Antenna Systems, or Optimization.
  • Exhibits high motivation and adept prioritization skills, consistently delivering results within tight deadlines while working towards overarching objectives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time as required by business needs


  1. Nice to have
  • Ability to foster and enhance culture of collaboration and excellence in everything
  • Willingness to propose new and innovative methods to improve 
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, conveying complex technical in-formation to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to proactively foster a mindset of helping others succeed, evidenced by a track record of mentoring and supporting team members in achieving their goals

The base salary range for this full-time position is $130,000.00 - $160,000.00 + bonus + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on this job posting reflects the target salary for new hires in Washington, DC Metro Area.  Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. We understand market salaries can evolve and we are conscious that sometimes these will be open to review.


In addition, we offer:

  • Hybrid working policy
  • Bonus plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs (varies by location)


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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