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Senior Software Engineer

Requisition Number:  12724
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US Munich (Unterföhring), DE Betzdorf, LU The Hague, NL

Role Description Summary:


At SES, we cultivate an inclusive and healthy work environment that enables us to drive business success. As a company dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, we believe our story should reflect those of the millions we serve. We are committed to increasing the number of employees from underrepresented groups and nurturing an inclusive company culture where people can flourish.


O3b mPOWER is SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite-based communication system offering high-bandwidth, low-latency data connectivity services to under-served and mobility markets. Launching in 2021, the system will begin its service life in mid-2022. Building on the capabilities of our current O3b MEO system, O3b mPOWER expands exponentially to deliver thousands of dedicated services up to multiple gigabits per second. It provides more flexibility than any satellite-based system available today, or planned for the foreseeable future. 


Are you…? 


  • Enjoying designing and developing software within an agile / scrum ecosystem
  • A talented communicator with a strong foundation in computer science
  • Curious and up to date with latest technologies
  • Looking to guide and advise junior team members


If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more. 


Extended Job Description:



Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:


  • Design and develop high-quality software to create satellite optimization systems and effectively communicate software designs to management and to other organizational teams
  • Understand and evaluate a wide range of technologies as part of a solution design and document the resulting designs and conclusions
  • Identify multiple technical solutions for a given problem and help document those solutions by effectively communicating designs and procedures in writing
  • Provide guidance on best practices, software architectures and strategies that leads to high performance software systems
  • Define and build APIs
  • Design and implement inter process communication strategies
  • Build and integrate database systems
  • Test and peer-review proposed software implementations and debug code
  • Collaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve products
  • Provide mentoring support for more junior Software Engineers / team members


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):


In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:




  • Commitment to deadlines and willingness to meet tight development schedules
  • Ability to work efficiently both autonomous and in interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to communicate clearly to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to face up to problems quickly and act
  • Demonstrate effective intercultural awareness
  • Proven mindset of helping others to succeed/mentoring


Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer/Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent qualifications
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a similar role, including working experience in an Agile Scrum setting


Deep knowledge in Object Oriented Python


  • Experience in API development and inter-process communication with tools such as OpenAPI / REST, gRPC, Protocol Buffers, Kafka and Avro
  • Sound knowledge of Git as well as operational standards to ensure reliability
  • Proven experience with various database and storage systems
  • Strong understanding of microservice architectures and deployments
  • Proficient at working with containerization and virtualization technologies
  • Familiarity with networking, authentication, and security for software systems
  • Fluency in English, any other language is considered as an asset


What’s in it for you:


  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

The contents of this job description are subject to change. 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, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic 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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