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.
Senior Engineer, Ground Platforms
United States - Manassas, Virginia
ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
As the Senior Engineer, Ground Platforms, you will be responsible for testing, and deploying of TDMA and SCPC satellite communications hubs and modems, supporting both GEO and MEO constellations. You will work collaboratively with our product owners, partner vendors, network architects, and operations team. You will be held to deliver the highest quality platforms to support our customers. You must be self-driven and contribute significantly in a fast-paced environment.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS
▲ Validate HTS VSAT solution using iDirect Velocity Platform in support of SES Skala service offering
▲ Provide technical leadership for new MEO ground platform development
▲ Develop test plans to support the validation of MEO and GEO ground platforms to ensure they meet the technical, functional, performance, and business requirements
▲ Deploy ground systems in a lab environment, run test plans, and generate test reports
▲ Evaluate and recommend third-party test tools to aid with systems test efforts
▲ Drive technical defects and bug resolution with our partner vendors
▲ Create operations handover documentations that describes SES Networks specific configuration, commissioning procedure, troubleshooting guides, and CONOPs
▲ Deploy HUB software upgrades and major HUB configuration changes
▲ Provide technical support to our Service Reliability Engineering functional team
▲ Provide training and support as required to other technical staff
▲ Support a community of practice around the platform development across the company
▲ Publish thought leadership articles on the process, the delivery, the platform as it helps customers
▲ Willingness to embrace new ways of working (Agile, BDD, SRE, DevOps)
▲ High level design skills
▲ Ability to demonstrate technical leadership focusing on system integrity throughout the system lifecycle
▲ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
▲ Excellent communication skills, both written, and oral
▲ Ability to work and deliver within a fast-paced working environment
▲ Ability to set priorities and work under deadlines
▲ Good teamwork spirit by working cohesively with the team towards a common goal
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
▲ BS/MA degree engineering, computer sciences, IT or similar
▲ 10+ years of experience in VSAT platforms like iDirect, Comtech, Gilat, Newtech, or others
▲ 5+ years of satellite RF communications systems
▲ 3+ yeas of HTS satellite experience
▲ 5+ years experience in IP protocols, TCP, UDP, RTP, routing protocols, and switching
▲ 5+ years experience with designing service levels using QoS feature of VSAT platforms
▲ Strong knowledge of WAN optimization techniques including TCP acceleration, caching, and compression
▲ Basic experience with Unix system environment
▲ iDirect Certifications, and/or, other industry certifications preferred
▲ MEO satellite experience is a plus
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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