Latest Space News
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:03:48 +0000
A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:55:11 +0000
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:51 +0000
Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:53:36 +0000
Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:30:11 +0000
Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
More space news...
18491 cvs - 1033 jobs


  • HOME

  • HOME
  • Senior Engineer, Optical Communication Systems



    BACK to the Job Search

    Job Description
    TitleSenior Engineer, Optical Communication Systems
    Job code2201
    Job posted on06/07/2017 (modified on 23/08/2017)
    Contract typeTemp/contract
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Where others see barriers, we see opportunities.

    Do you enjoy supporting customers realizing breakthrough value? Do you stay attuned to your customers’ needs and visions? Do you like to work openly and supportively together with your colleagues and customers? Our work involves many different minds and skills, it can’t be done alone.

    It's a great time being SES.

    SES is the world-leading satellite operator providing end-to-end communication solutions. SES leads across new technologies in video, enterprise, mobility and government

    We are a team of people coming from all across the globe who work together to make a real difference in the world.

    • We help to bridge the digital divide by connecting millions of people on the African continent.

    • We make it possible for people to stay connected while flying 10km up on a commercial airplane. We provide extensive satellite coverage of all of the world’s seas and ocean regions via our dedicated mobility beams

    • We distribute 7,400 channels to more than 1 billion people in 317 million homes.

    • We work together with our partners to develop new standards that transform how people consume and enjoy entertainment.


    Senior Engineer, Optical Communication Systems 


    Role Description Summary

    This project related position will primarily support the acquisitions and realisation of projects in the field of free-space optical satellite communications and satellite augmented quantum key distribution (QKD).

    In particular, the incumbent shall realize or participate in the realisation of an LiDAR measurement instrument for cloud measurements, the design and implementation of an optical ground station (OGS) for quantum key reception and support the specification of the terrestrial monitor & control and data distribution network.

    The incumbent shall focus on identifying customer needs and required system functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, performing end-to-end system design, implementation and validation, while always considering the complete project environment including operations, cost and schedule, performance, training and support, test, manufacturing, and disposal.

    The mission consists in the successful realisation of systems and services that support SES Techcom Services to become a leading supplier of technical products, services and systems in the field of satellite-related engineering and operations to satellite manufacturers, satellite operators and associated partners.


    Primary Responsibilities / Key Result Areas

    • Specify, design, evaluate, implement and test optical communication systems required for secure and reliable ground-to-satellite, satellite-to-ground and satellite-to-satellite communications

    • Perform transmission analysis, in particular link budget calculations, and studies for optical communication systems and in particular optical ground stations

    • Procure equipment, software and services necessary to build the infrastructure at customer premises and manage shipment

    • Supervise specification, design, and development work necessary for project implementation, including project control functions

    • Interface with customers and collect requirements for the setup of budgets, procurements, installation management and the operational handover of systems

    • Coordinate with other SES Techcom Services departments for the transparent and effective realization of the project

    • Provide pre-sales engineering support to the SES Techcom Services Commercial Department

    • Follow up on technology development and make recommendations to management regarding evolution of SES TechCom S.A. services and products

    • Participate in the design of future technology requirements in close cooperation with the Market Development team as well as with customers



    • Sound analytical sense and problem solving skills

    • Effective and target audience oriented communication

    • Ability to integrate into cross-functional and/or virtual project teams

    • Ability to lead and mange interdisciplinary project teams including resource planning and conflict solving


    Qualification & Experience

    • Master Degree in applied physics (preferred quantum optics) or in satellite communication systems engineering or equivalent

    • Minimum seven years of experience in satellite and ground systems engineering

    • Experience in designing and deploying satellite communication systems

    • Experience from working in an institutional or academic environment is considered as an asset

    • Excellent knowledge of satellite communications and in particular free space optical communication

    • Sound knowledge of cryptography with potentially focus on quantum key distribution

    • Profound knowledge in specification and design of Optical Ground Stations

    • Acquainted with software development for satellite engineering solutions (e.g., MATLAB, C/C++)

    • Experience with Satellite System Simulation Tools (e.g., AGI STK)

    • Awareness of international standards, guidelines and methods (e.g. PMI-PMP, ECSS, OMG SysML, INCOSE or SEBoK)

    • Fluency in English and any other languages will be considered as an asset


    Other Key Requirements / Comments
    Readiness to travel internationally, and meet directly with customers.


    Specific projects

    The incumbent will be part of the Optical Satellite Communications System project team, aiming at the design, development, and deployment of a satellite augmented quantum key distribution network encompassing space and ground segment. 


    We offer you

    • A diverse workplace. For SES, diversity is more than a question of gender or race; we welcome different minds and different skills.

    • An exciting job opportunity in a fast moving and fascinating industry. Our technology is launching into space on the next generation of rockets.

    • Opportunities to further grow and develop in a global and growing company; we believe life-long learning is key to bring the best of SES worldwide.

    • A competitive compensation package linked to your performance and further completed with attractive benefits.


    SES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Apply HERE

    Contact information
    AddressChâteau de Betzdorf
    Emailplease visit our website to apply online
    Web Page

    View all jobs from SES >>

    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2018 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics