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    Job Description
    TitleCommunications Systems Engineer - Satellite based ADS-B project
    Job codeSES0606
    Job posted on22/05/2015 (modified on 05/06/2015)
    Contract typeTemp/contract
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Communications Systems Engineer - Satellite based ADS-B project (Fixed term 2 years)

    Ref SES0606
    Region Europe
    Location Luxembourg - Betzdorf
    Company SES
    Category Ground / Terrestrial Engineering
    Position Staff
    Published 2015-05-22




    SES TechCom is a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of SES. Levering on the technical expertise accumulated within the Group by operating satellites for almost 30 years, it provides technical services to the Satellite Industry on a worldwide basis.
    This 2 year mission with SES Techcom will primarily involve the establishment of a conceptual approach to the design of constellations for satellite-based ADS-B. The satellite-based ADS-B system targets the reception of aircraft ADS-B messages from space to offer continuous visibility on the air traffic over the globe.
    The role includes complex issue resolution, coordinating information requests from other departments, and working with external parties such as air navigation service providers and third party vendors to ensure a positive customer experience.

    This role also includes responsibility for defining and analysing concepts and solutions linked to space based ADS-B technology by focussing on the data captured from the deployed ADS-B space receiver.



    - Perform system engineering analyses including trade studies, use case development, requirements definition and derivation, interface definition, and requirement validation and verification;

    - Provide expertise in space communication principles, concept of operations (CONOPS);

    - Support definition of operations concepts and procedure planning / development, interfacing with personnel from other organizations;

    - Evaluating applications employing cutting edge technology and advanced concepts on a wide variety of spacecraft and ground systems;

    - Conceptual design of innovative satellite networks and/or network elements and development of associated specifications;

    - Awareness and evaluation of relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors, customer requirements, standardisation licensing and regulatory aspects in the aviation domain;

    - Travel as required to meet customers, partners and vendors and attend exhibitions, conferences, working group meetings;

    Experience / Qualifications

    - Have a university degree Telecommunications, Systems Engineering, or equivalent;

    - Have min 5 years of applicable professional experiences in engineering and implementing of telecommunications systems;

    - Experience with satellite hardware R&D or related technologies;

    - Knowledge of concept of operations, satellite commanding and controlling, and data processing techniques;

    - Systems engineering experience on satellite to ground communication means;

    - Experience with LEO satellite development, construction, launch, and/or operations;

    - Provide effective communication & workflow of information;

    - Successful customer and partner relationships.

    - Experience in radio/radar communication with aircraft;

    - ADS-B Mode-S transmission and air traffic management knowledge will be an asset.

    More specifically :

    • ED-102A Minimum Operational Performance Standards for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) and Traffic Information Services – Broadcast (TIS-B)
    • ED-126 Safety, performance and interoperability requirements document for ADS -B -NRA Application
    • ED-129 Technical specification for a 1090 MHz extended squitter ADS-B Ground Station 

    Our Offer

    Competitive salary package, coupled with a diverse array of challenges and development benefits.

    SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

    This position reports to

    Senior Manager, Project Engineering

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