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Cloud Networking Engineer, Cloud Practice

Requisition Number:  10837
Contract Type:  Permanent

Washington DC, US

The Cloud Networking Engineer will be part of a Cloud Practice team forming and executing the larger SES strategy for satellite enabled cloud networking and cloud solutions.  This role offers an opportunity to collaborate with leading cloud, telco, and satellite service providers to bring connectivity and education to ultra-rural areas, support government sponsored humanitarian missions, and connect everything from ships and planes to island nations and beyond.  Working with various SES functions, SES partners, and SES customers, the role entails translating market and customer requirements into network designs and solutions that underpin cloud computing infrastructures, as well as underpin cloud hosted platforms and applications.


Extended Job Description:


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

  • Understanding market and customer requirements for networking distributed cloud infrastructure, cloud-based platforms, and cloud-based applications, and translating these to network designs
  • Designing, costing, and specifying end-to-end networking solutions, taking several considerations in to account:
    • The use of multiple networking technologies and multiple layers of the OSI networking stack:  Layer 1-7, with particular focus on Ethernet, IP, TCP networking.
    • Cross-domain interfaces and functionality between SES’ satellite and terrestrial network domains and other customer, network provider, and cloud service provider domains
    • Data center networking, including data center interconnect and peering functions (i.e., Ethernet Exchange, Internet Exchange, etc.)
    • Network performance requirements for distributed cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications, including latency and throughput needs 
  • Applying network virtualization technologies – SDN, NVF – as well as Orchestration and Automation systems in support of cloud enabled networking solutions for SES’ customers and partners
  • Assisting in SES’s transformation towards a Cloud Native service delivery infrastructure, including virtualization of satellite terminals, modems, ground stations and other supporting functions
  • Incorporating new architecture, designs, and systems into ongoing operations – SES’ as well as SES’ customers’
  • Peering with SES’ customers’ network engineering and architecture teams in support of solution design and specification for cloud networking solutions



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

  • Cloud Networking, Cloud Infrastructure, and/or Cloud based services and applications, especially as relates to use cases and implied architectural requirements, applicable industry standards, APIs, orchestration requirements, and security frameworks
  • Sound knowledge of Cloud technology, Infrastructure and Networking services from major Cloud Service Providers (i.e., Azure, AWS, GCP, IBM Cloud), including IaaS and PaaS
  • Telco Cloud architectures, including virtualization (SDN, NFV, Orchestration) solutions and delivery of next generation communication services (i.e., 5G, IoT) from cloud native infrastructure
  • Data Center networking architectures, including data center interconnect networks and intra-data center rack and server networking
  • Server, Storage, Hypervisor infrastructure architectures including distributed solutions (e.g., VMWare vMotion, etc.)
  • Key cloud platforms and service catalogues, i.e., Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, etc.
  • Key cloud solution building blocks, i.e., SQL, Docker, Hadoop, Spark, EMR, RedShift, Kinesis, etc.
  • Layer 2 protocols (e.g., MEF Ethernet), Layer 3 networking with IP, as well as routing protocols such as OSPF/IS-IS, BGP, and MPLS
  • Familiarity with common enterprise services (i.e., Directory Services, Information Assurance, Virtual Desktop, etc.) and products (i.e., Oracle, SAP), especially how these are distributed and networked
  • Satellite-based data networking architectures and services


The role requires a significant number of the following qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the Telecom, SatCom, or Cloud Service Provider industry in one or more of the following areas:  Solution Design, Solution Engineering, Sales Engineering, R&D Engineering, Network Engineering
  • Proven track record of successful definition and specification of solutions and architectures oriented to Telco/MNO, Satellite Service Provider/Integrator, and/or Cloud Service Provider customers.
  • Experience in a multinational organization, covering strategic, technical, commercial and marketing aspects
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) or equivalent in either Engineering or Computer Science with focus on Networking/IT/Cloud Solutions
  • Fluency in English.  Other languages are considered as additional assets
  • Ability to undertake international travel, up to 30% of the time


In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a truly global opportunity in an exciting industry and all the support you’ll need for both your professional and personal development. But most of all, we offer a truly unique opportunity to play your part in making a difference for those who need it most. We strive to uphold honesty, transparency and courage in everything we do. We’re proud to belong to the SES team and collaborate towards success.



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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