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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.
Team Leader, Spacecraft Operations
Luxembourg - Betzdorf
The Team Leader, Spacecraft Operations is responsible for the health and day to day operations of a fleet of spacecraft and lead a team of Spacecraft Controllers.
This recruitment is headcount neutral and must come from inside the SOC team.
Lead a team of Spacecraft Controllers
Provide support to the Manager of the Controller Teams to manage the Betzdorf Satellite Control Center
Responsible for the day to day flight operations activities of the SES satellites
Organize and support a 24/7 operational environment
Provide a satellite fleet operational capability of the highest quality for customers
Ensure the Satellite Control Center is continuously fully operational and coordinate activities in consequence
Support to co-ordinate the availability and use of a diverse worldwide network of operational resources
Help ensuring availability of required operational procedures and policies
Work closely with all ground and space groups
Help to continuously improve the safety, performance and efficiency of operations. Identify satellite operational risks to achieve goals, actively work to eliminate, reduce and mitigate their effects
Ensure that your direct reports document any unexpected issue that has arisen at the console during their shift
Effectively manage and support the Controller Teams to fulfil their daily operations tasks and personal objectives, especially focus on delivery and outcomes
Help driving the SOC architecture to an agile work environment
Make sure all peers comply with SES Culture and foster team spirit. Have constructive and explanatory talks and pass positive and motivational messages. Report any kind of soft skills misbehaviour to management
Take ownership of your objectives. You are responsible for your Team’s performance. Foster your direct reports ownership of their objectives. Escalate in case of objections
Your Experience / Qualifications
Technical/engineering degree in electronics, aeronautics or equivalent qualifications
A high level of competency in satellite operations (at least 5 years' experience)
Experience as controller and be certified/accredited would be a key advantage
Good knowledge and understanding of spacecraft and spacecraft operations
Good understanding of computer, baseband and RF equipment associated with a TT&C facility
Experience in and understand the operations of a satellite and its subsystems in detail
Have a working understanding of orbital mechanics
Ability to manage and motivate people
A demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries:
High operational awareness
Ability to work without direct supervision
Effective communicator with good written and oral reporting skills and excellent interpersonal skills
Display an ability and interest to continuously learn
Keep a calm head in a stressful situation
Objective, rational and multidisciplinary thinking
Courage to act upon convictions
A high degree of integrity
Provide immediate and candid feedback, especially on any observed misbehaviour affecting team spirit or satellite operations
Ability to face up to problems quickly and take action
Act within her or his circle of competence and know the boundary
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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