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Software Engineer, Full Stack Developer Ground Systems

Requisition Number:  17628
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US

The Software Engineer, Ground Systems is part of the Ground Management Systems team and will develop operational software components and solutions for the automated remote control of the SES Ground Gateway systems. 


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

  • Specify, design, develop, test and maintain operational software for the automated remote control of the SES Ground Gateway systems
  • Develop and execute automated BDD (Behavior-driven development) testing 
  • Cultivate high-quality, comprehensive software designs and architectures for server-side and client-side components, having the full lifecycle of the systems in mind
  • Support the transition of the new products into operations ensuring the proper tools and training are in place including life cycle support 
  • Automate the development lifecycle by employing Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD)





Must Have

  • Graduated in Computer Science or Software Engineering (Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree level)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in front-end and back-end software technologies
  • Expertise working with Git, GitLab and/or Jenkins
  • Proficient in networking authentication and security for software systems
  • Expertise in programming in at least two of the following languages (our current development is based on Go, if you don’t have relevant specific knowledge on Go SES, will offer required on-job training):

- C/C++
- Python
- Java
- Go

  • Comfortable working with the following technologies and toolchains:

- Linux OS
- Familiarity with databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL
- Interface layers: Kafka, REST, gRPC, ZMQ
- TCP/IP networks
- Web servers (e.g., Apache, NGINX)
- Virtualized & containerized app deployments

  • Understanding of cloud orchestration tools, technologies, and API standards (AWS, Azure, Google, Cloud, Kubernetes)
  • Fluency in English


Nice to Have

  • This position may require travelling internationally from time to time
  • Solid foundation in computer science and a wide range of experience in many aspects of software development (design patterns, application development, network authentication, security systems, microservice architecture, layout technologies, browser testing and debugging, web development)
  • System view (“full-stack”) and general understanding of ground gateway systems and operations, or motiva-tion to develop an understanding of the interactions between all the disciplines involved in this area (Antenna, Antenna control systems, RF components, modems etc.)
  • Ability to work within an Agile/Scrum ecosystem 
  • Willingness and proactivity to learn constantly, keep knowledge up to date with latest technologies

The base salary range for this full-time position is 90,000.00 - 135,000.00 USD + bonus + equity + 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 and equity 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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