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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 Systems
Luxembourg - Betzdorf
You will be a key member of the SES Engineering Ground Systems Engineering team, providing technical expertise in the areas of satellite earth stations and the development of Next Generation gateways. In this role, your primary objective is to provide highest quality integrated, turnkey systems which meet the company’s system performance requirements.
Design, specify and implement satellite gateway systems, which may be combinded with TT&C function, including fixed or mobile antennas, HPA's, switch matrix, up/down-converters, TT&C Modems, inter-facility connection equipment and Monitor & Control Systems (M&C)
Perform or support site surveys for gateway implementation, create related reports and provide site selection recommendations
Design, specify and manage the integration of satellite payload measurement systems (In Orbit Test system IOTS, Footprint monitoring systems) and ranging systems
Perform transmission analysis, in particular link budget calculations and studies in support of business development customer services and TT&C applications
Define and specify building and IP infrastructure as required for such ground based systems
Handle budgets, procurements, manage installations and the operational handover of ground segment and communications systems
In the scope of the project, coordinate with other functions (Project Control, Legal, Finance) for the transparent and effective realization of assigned projects
You must efficiently own and implement the related full project life cycles:
from requirements collection/definition in- and outside the company and budgeting
via project/program management incl. procurement or design/development
to the operational 2nd/3rd level support
You shall as well:
deliver clear, concise, timely and constructive strategic or technical guidance and
be co-operative support to peers/customers in- and outside the company
A recognized Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering degree (BS/MS or similar)
Minimum of 5+ years (Senior Engineer) relevant "hands-on" engineering experience in the satellite communications domain as Systems Engineer or Test & Integration Engineer
Hands-on experience in RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations and auxiliary systems
Proven flexibility and reliability in delivering successfully ground system solutions globally without direct supervision
Highly experienced in developing high availability satellite or telecommunications systems through the use of manned and unmanned facilities
Thorough understanding of and ability to use System Engineering processes
Excellent/Good command of MS Office package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio), Autocad, Excel VBA, Windows and Linux or similar
Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English, other languages are considered as valuable assets
Effective communication and presentations skills in working with both technical and non-technical support staff
Ability and wiliness to integrate into an international environment, to travel internationally and to communicate with international peers and customers
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.
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