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    Job Description
    Title(Senior) Engineer, Spacecraft Subsystems, Payload
    Job posted on16/11/2018 (modified on 30/11/2018)
    LocationManassas
    CountryUnited States
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    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 communications 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 expensive 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.

     

    Your Job

    The Senior Spacecraft Engineer specialized in the Payload subsystem, with specific scope within the SES MEO constellation fleet. The team is in charge of MEO Payload Engineering, spacecraft in-orbit operations and performance monitoring, as well as support to spacecraft planning, design and procurement.

     

    Your Responsibilities

    Support MEO payload mission and operations.

    Support Launch, LEOP, Payload IOT and transition phasing of MEO satellites into constellation for Start of Service.

    Maximize satellite and constellation fleet availability and longevity

    Monitor health status and provide on-call support for satellites in operation, including recovery and follow-up of eventual spacecraft off-limit conditions, anomalies and service interruptions

    Support tool and procedure development of payload mission for MEO constellation (current and future mPower)

    Develop and maintain tools for evaluating and trending payload and constellation performance

    Support the design and procurement of new satellites, including MEO mPower constellation, for spacecraft design reviews, integration, ground and in-orbit testing.

    Act as Payload Operations interface for platform systems, sales engineering, ground operations and systems architecture and engineering teams. Support end-to-end design solutions.  Requires a thorough understanding of end-to-end communications link budgets

    Support spacecraft anomalies and contingency operations, including new operational solutions, for contingency operations at spacecraft and constellation-level

     

    Your Profile

    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Master’s degree preferred), with a specialization in Radio Frequency telecommunications. Previous exposure to digital payload technology and operation is considered a strong asset (e.g. digital transparent processor)  

    Minimum 2 years (for Senior - 7 years) of industry-related experience (New graduates considered for non-senior position)

    Have a thorough understanding of the satellite payload subsystems, including the management all the equipment on board of the spacecraft that is required for proper transmission of the customer signal

    Have a strong sense of initiative and a self-starter attitude

    Ability to adapt to fast-paced or custom situations with innovative and effective solutions

    Ability to effectively respond to and interact with all levels of organizational staff

    Have a sound theoretical knowledge, and be eager to implement it in a practical environment

    Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    Have strong computer software skills. Programming skills and familiarity with python, xml, C/C++, or Matlab are a plus

    Be able to provide 24/7 on-call support, react to contingencies and cope with high stress situations

    Have strong communication skills, both written and oral, and team-spirit

    Be willing to integrate into an international environment

     

    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 comprehensive compensation package linked to your performance and further completed with attractive benefits.

    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.

    Web Pagehttps://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=7274&company=SES&username=
    Contact information
    CompanySES
    Contact nameMichele Lanahan
    Address4 Research Way
    Princeton
    New Jersey
    United States
    08540
    Phone609-987-4457
    Fax609-987-4450
    Emailplease apply online
    Web Pagehttp://www.ses.com


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