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Senior Engineer, IOT & Edge Architect

Requisition Number:  13960
Contract Type:  Permanent

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

Role Description Summary:


At SES we are passionate about doing the extraordinary in space so that our customers can do amazing things on Earth!


As an Edge/IoT Solution Architect for SES’ Cloud Practice, you will be part of a team forming and executing the larger SES strategy for satellite enabled cloud solutions. This role offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to help close the Global Digital Gap, bringing education and commerce to ultra-rural areas, supporting government sponsored humanitarian missions, and connecting everything from ships, planes, island nations, and the remotest users into the digital age.  The role entails architecting distributed cloud solutions, with emphasis on satellite enabled Edge Compute infrastructures and IoT applications.


Are you…? 


  • Seeing more than random letters when you read: AWS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, MEC, IoT/IIoT, 5G, AI, ML and IoT? Are you able to explain these?  Do you know when to apply them to solve a customer problem?
  • Knowledgeable on the Cloud platforms and offerings from major Cloud Service Providers like Microsoft, AWS, Google?
  • The go-to person for topics such as distributed cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications?
  • Able to envision combinations of organic and partner technologies for 1+1=3 customer value?


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Extended Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:


As a part of the larger Cloud Practice team, the role involves the following activities:


  • Analysing customer requirements for cloud infrastructure, cloud-based platforms, and cloud-based applications, with particular focus Edge Compute requirements.
  • Crafting solution designs for 5G, IoT/IIoT, and Telco Cloud architectures, especially as relates to distribution of virtualized network functions and cloud-based platforms and applications
  • Designing, costing, and specifying distributed solutions, taking several considerations in to account:
    • The use of MEC and other Edge Compute structures and practices
    • Optimizing application and platform performance especially as relates to distribution of functionality
    • Network performance, including satellite segments in overall application performance
    • Connected, Intermittently connected, and disconnected Edge architectures
    • Intelligent Edge capabilities – cloud infrastructure extensions, multi-cloud Edge hosting, NFV hosting
    • The use of technology platforms – e.g., AI/ML, Security, Content Management – in support of the customer applications


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):


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




The role requires knowledge of and skills in a significant number of the following areas:


  • “Telco Cloud”, including Cloud Native network architectures, SDN and NFV technologies, and orchestration solutions
  • Mobile edge technology, including application for 5G
  • IoT/IIoT platforms and application architectures, in particular for remote end user verticals served by satellite connectivity:  Aero, Maritime, Energy/Oil & Gas, Mining, Agriculture, etc.


Preferred Experience:


  • Demonstrated experience and results in MEC, 5G, and IoT/IIoT projects and designs.


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


Good to know:


SES is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

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