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(Senior) Manager, Spectrum Management & Development Americas

Requisition Number:  16276
Contract Type:  Permanent

Washington DC, US


In this position, you will be responsible for the development and protection of spectrum assets (NGSO and GSO) for specific SES projects including preparation and leading of coordination meetings; achieving specific SES objectives in ITU and regional/national meetings, orbital assignments issues and licensing proceedings; identifying new orbital slots and spectrum for expansion capability; serving as Spectrum Lead on certain satellite development and/or construction programs, etc.


Influence ITU spectrum allocations and satellite coordination procedures:

  • Advocate SES positions in ITU and Regional meetings to identify and secure new spectrum as well as to protect existing spectrum; prepare input documents to support these objectives. These positions need to be coordinated with other entities of the group, the relevant national regulators and other operators in the Americas
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other regulators and representatives of other companies engaged in ITU work 
  • In collaboration with Spectrum Management & Development and Regulatory teams, prepare the required input papers
  • Act as an internal SES coordinator for one of the WRC agenda items that are of interest to SES
  • Participate in the relevant national meetings

Obtain spectrum at existing/new orbital slots:

  • Manage the filing activity through regional administration. Supervise the checking of the ITU IFIC, for any satellite system that might cause interference into SES’ satellite networks 
  • Identify candidate new orbital slots for spectrum expansion capabilities 
  • Acquire new spectrum through preparation of complex ITU filings that provide an envelope of technical parameters to support company’s business development efforts

Coordinate SES satellite networks (GSO and nGSO) with those of other companies to support SES’ current and future business plans:

  • Identify improvements to Spectrum processes where needed and pursue those changes within the team
  • Proactively interface with other SES departments and team members within the Company to en-sure spectrum activities (coordination, ITU filings, applications, etc) are consistent with overall company objectives

Support Business Development, Sales & Fleet Development activities:

  • Prepare detailed due diligence of SES or other companies’ spectrum assets
  • Support the development of orbital slots including satellite design within specific regions as requested
  • Translate spectrum availability and constraints into satellite designs and sales engineering guidelines
  • Evaluate possible ways forward to solve complex spectrum issues and identify best option for the company
  • Serve as Spectrum lead on satellite design teams as assigned; Lead analysis of spectrum rights, define strategy to solidify those rights, and determine what is reasonable for the company to invest in

Play key role in SES licensing and rulemaking activities:

  • Provide technical support to Legal department on regulatory and licensing matters related to landing rights, registrations applications and associated satellite related rulemaking including preparation of the technical portions of the FCC applications
  • Analyze proposed changes to the FCC or other administration’s rules, and recommend best strategy to support SES’s near and long-term business plans



  • Hold an internationally recognized engineering qualification (e.g. electronics, radio-frequency, telecommunications, or equivalent)
  • Minimum 6 to 10 years of relevant post-qualification experience, including minimum 4 years of frequency coordination and spectrum management front-end involvement 
  • Deep understanding of satellite technologies, applications, markets, and services 
  • Thorough knowledge of the ITU Radio Regulations, National Regulations, and the ITU WRC/Study Group processes
  • Fluency in English; the knowledge of other languages of the defined region is considered an additional asset
  • Willingness to travel a significant portion of the time, approximately 30%


  • 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


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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