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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.
Manager, O3B mPOWER Integration and Test
Role description summary
The Manager, O3B mPOWER Integration and Test is responsible for the setup and management of the team for the system integration testing and verification.
The end-to-end services of a MEO satellite constellation link are integrated and tested and require a thorough process of integration testing and validation.
The system components integrated include an end-to-end Modem Platform test environment, a MEO satellite link emulator environment and a resource allocation software dedicated for the link management of the system.
For the system validation phase, the Manager of the Test and Integration team will be responsible of validation testing and support the transition of the system from validation testing in the Lab into an operational environment and ensure through an initial phase of live air testing the transition to operations of crucial systems.
Primary responsibilities / Key result areas
Lead the O3b mPOWER System Test and Integration team for integration and validation testing of the end-to-end MEO communication system for Fix and Mobile satellite services using O3b mPOWER
Specify and setup a lab environment intended to become a full test setup for O3b mPOWER
Define Test plans and procedures for integration and validation plans of the overall end-to-end communication system
Review System design documentation for space segment and Ground segment of the O3b mPOWER system
Participate in O3b mPOWER system reviews for the space segment, ground segment and service software projects
Review and comment the O3b mPOWER requirements, concepts of operation, interfaces and define accordingly the test plans
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor or Master’s degree in an Engineering or Science discipline such as Aerospace engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Information Technology or a related scientific / engineering fields.
Minimum 15 years of work experience in Satellite communications domain, working on development of Modem system, Satellite Terminals, Satellite end-
to-end communication systems
Work experience with hardware or software development related to the Ground segment of satellite communication systems
Work experience of leading test and integration teams related to satellite communications, test plans and procedures for integration testing
Essential experience :
Experience with satellite communication systems, transmission standards, modulation and decoding techniques of satellite communication paths, satellite transmission standards (DVB-S2 / S2X, DVB-RCS2)
Experience with software development processes, integration and test procedures, unit testing, concepts of automated testing of software integrated systems
Experience with hardware electronic development cycles and related integration and testing processes
Experience with Satellite systems and space segment operational concepts (ConOps)
Highly desirable experience (several of the following) :
Software Quality assurance and management experience
Knowledge and basic experience of Software testing methods
Knowledge of testing procedure automation, and automated unit testing methodologies
Experience with some basic software development with proven projects in commercial operation today
Knowledge basis of agile methodologies for software development
Experience with collaborating software development tools such as GITHUB and JIRA, SVN
Experience with database techniques (such as SQL for example)
Experience with Integrated Development Environment (IDE) (ie Eclipse, Visual Studio, etc)
Experience in utilities programming, debuggers and debugging techniques
Experience with virtualization techniques and operating systems.
Proven work attitude : Highly reliable
Highly motivated and ability to set priorities autonomously in a complex schedule requirements context
Ability to work under deadlines towards a long-term objective
Leadership skills proven from previous work experience and clear team player mentality
Easiness to communicate at all levels
Other key requirements / comments
Work with cross discipline international teams (software experts, satellite and telecom experts, sales, business experts, etc.)
Ability to synthesize and prioritize the essential requirements from a set of complex defined set of requirements
Work on an iterative basis with stakeholders during design and prototyping
Relentless focus on collaboration and teamwork
Work with remote management and team members
Team mindset of collaboration to work on a joint long-term goal
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to deadlines and willingness to meet tight development schedules
Fluent in English, other languages are beneficial
Must be either EU Citizen or eligible to work in the EU
Significant travel required especially to the US
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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