Engineer, Gateway Ground System
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The Engineer, Ground Systems is a key member of the SES Networks Next Generation System engineering team providing technical expertise in the areas of gateway and baseband systems development.

The engineer’s key activities will include the definition of technical requirements, the preparation of technical studies, participation of R&D activities, design for next generation gateway systems, and the analysis of technical and commercial use cases to support product led requirements for SES Next Generation Satellites.

The SES Networks gateway team works in a dynamic environment and is looking for forward thinking individuals to help develop the next generation of gateway systems.


  • Perform system engineering, analysis, design, specification and implementation of SES’s Next Generation gateway and baseband systems that SES needs to fulfil their mission on global basis
  • Responsible for the technical analysis on select Use Cases to support the development of the next generation gateway architecture
  • Provide support to a multi-discipline product focused team to ensure timely and accurate project delivery
  • Provide technical input into the SES Networks gateway strategy
  • Perform transmission analysis, in particular link / level budget calculations, MATLAB analysis, development of Excel VBA / Software based tools, block / design drawing and other detailed / complex studies in support of gateway product development
  • Develop forward-looking architectures and designs that support implementation of evolving SES Networks products and capabilities
  • Support development of technical design documents, speciation’s, RFIs for the Next Generation gateway and baseband systems
  • Participate in design reviews, test activities and review of technical documentation for gateway and baseband systems
  • Evaluate relevant technological developments, market trends, competitive factors and customer requirements
  • Responsible to developing test procedures and scripts to ensure new architectures are properly vetted in the lab or in over-the-air testing
  • Effectively communicate status of ongoing projects to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Provide support to subcontractors and vendors developing MEO and GEO compatible antennas, RF components, and baseband equipment
  • Provide system engineering support in the deployment of the Ground Infrastructure at SES Networks facilities located worldwide
  • Support the transition of the new products into operations ensuring the proper tools and training are in place
  • Develop and document requirements, specifications, interfaces, test plans, and supporting the Operations, Maintenance and Sustainment programs
  • Responsible for procedure development to support SES Networks Operations
  • Other ad-hoc tasks, as assigned by Line Manager

  • Must possess strong technical skills across many different areas (modems, antennas, RF components, Test and measuring instruments, power etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English
  • Effective communication and presentations skills in working with both technical and non-technical support staff
  • Self-motivated, accountable and self-educating individual with strong personal and professional initiative who is willing and able to work collaboratively with both customers and fellow team members
  • Eager to stay up-to-date on industry / technology trends and developments; maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to describe highly technical concepts in non-technical terms
  • Ability to provide accurate information to vendors and other colleagues, in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, with well-developed organizational skills
  • High attention to details
  • Sense of urgency, initiative and competitive drive to get things done
  • Resourcefully working through or around anything blocking things that need to be accomplished
  • Ability to work at in a fast pace environment, adapt quickly to new information, re-prioritize as needed
  • Ability to travel, up to 25% of the time, including international travel

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering or Telecommunications, or similar
  • 5 years of experience in developing satellite communication systems, satellite terminal systems or satellite-based networking & data systems;
  • Ka-Band systems experience a plus

  • Master degree in Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering or equivalent with a specialization which includes telecommunication or Satellite Communications Systems can replace 3 years of experience
  • Experience in the development or application of VSAT baseband equipment
  • Experience in the development or application of gateway antenna systems and associated equipment
  • Minimum 2 years of operational experience in remote baseband, IF, RF, antennas, and WAN / LAN equipment
  • In-Depth knowledge of Telecommunications Satellite Systems including VSAT systems
  • Expert working knowledge of Satellite Communications Baseband, Network Management, and Modem systems equipment
  • Hands-on experience in RF measurement techniques, test and verification of ground stations and auxiliary systems
  • Complete understanding of GEO, MEO, and LEO telecommunications satellite technologies and systems
  • Knowledge of internet based network connectivity principles and implementation
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to use System Engineering processes
  • Excellent / Good command and proven experience of MS Office package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio), Excel VBA programing, AutoCAD
  • Software development skills in Keysight VEE, C / C++, Java, Python, Matlab being a valuable asset
  • Understanding of Virtualization platforms including VMware, Cloud Computing, Software Build System,
  • Working knowledge of Linux / Unix operating systems
  • SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

    We offer you

  • A diverse workplace. For SES, diversity is more than a question of gender or race; we welcome different minds and different skills.
  • An exciting job opportunity in a fast moving and fascinating industry. Our technology is launching into space on the next generation of rockets.
  • Opportunities to further grow and develop in a global and growing company; we believe life-long learning is key to bring the best of SES worldwide.
  • A competitive compensation package linked to your performance, and further supplemented with attractive benefits.
  • SES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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