About us: It’s a great time to be part of the SES team
We are the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). We provide a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Our global team works collaboratively to make a significant, and often life-changing difference in the world. As part of our team, you will play an integral part in delivering on our vision. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.
Real Time Junior Analyst, MEO Spacecraft Operations
United States - Manassas, Virginia
The Real Time Analyst, MEO Spacecraft Operations, is an invaluable contributor to the spacecraft operations mission via three primary role. First, they help monitor, manage, and control the SES MEO satellite constellation. They also ensure the US MEO Back-up Satellite Operations Center (bSOC) is fully operational and ready to take over mission operations at a moment's notice. Lastly, they lead efforts to investigate, coordinate, manage and resolve spacecraft, ground system and network issues or requests by working closely with the MEO Network Operations Center (NOC), Spacecraft and Payload Engineers and other stakeholders.
Role 1: Perform MEO Satellite Operations
Operates spacecraft in accordance with approved procedures and the daily operations plan
Continuously monitors spacecraft telemetry and alarm status
Responds to spacecraft and ground anomalies, identifies possible causes, determines risk and possible corrective actions, implements solutions and escalates the problem if necessary
Proactively and autonomously works to improve satellite operations safety and efficiency
Achieves and maintains the high possible levels of performance and knowledge/competency
Supports a diverse, worldwide network of operational and technical resources and helps ensure their continued availability
Accurately reports facts by opening spacecraft and ground system anomaly reports and maintaining the Satellite Ops logbook in a concise and accurate manner
Performs in-depth analysis and trending of various ground and spacecraft system telemetry
Is a key liaison between Management, Spacecraft Engineering, NOC and spacecraft controllers
Role 2: Ensure MEO Control Center is Fully Operational
Ensures US MEO bSOC ops requirements are promptly and continuously satisfied
Provides Level 2 anomaly and recovery assistance for all spacecraft, antenna, ground system, network, and SOC Ground Control System (GCS) issues
Coordinates urgent SOC-related troubleshooting and maintenance activities
Develops spacecraft and ground commanding procedures and associated SA displays
Helps MEO Software Engineering in create, update and sustain system tools, logs and scripts
Generates point-of-need operational guidance and directives for SOC operations crews
Creates, manages, and executes the MEO operations master schedule and related visualization dashboards
Role 3: Coordinate with NOC, Payload Engineering and Other Stakeholders
Is the primary liaison between the SOC, customers and various internal and external support organizations
Uses approved operational concepts to allocate, configure/deconfigure, manage and share limited antennas and ground-based resources with fellow SES O&M workcenters
Shares their extensive satellite operations knowledge/insights with the NOC to quickly fix ground system and network issues while coordinating, monitoring and recording actions taken
Monitors customer data throughput and immediately initiates and supports troubleshooting by investigating spacecraft-related issues and/or performance shortfalls when problems are noted
The successful candidate should posses the following attributes:
A technical/engineering degree in electronics, aeronautics, aerospace engineering, math, or equivalent qualifications/documented experience
Verifiable experience/competency in spacecraft operations (preferably MEO or LEO), orbital mechanics, or satellite ground station ops and maintenance (3+ years experience desired)
Documented experience as a mission-certified spacecraft controller would be highly advantageous!
Mature analytical and decision-making skills coupled with effective communication and interpersonal abilities in a multifaceted technical environment
Perhaps most importantly, demonstrated initiative, drive and assertiveness/grit needed to lead complex and often contentious projects to timely, successful, win-win conclusions!
What’s in it for you?
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.
Good to know
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.
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