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Engineer, IT Operations (Networks & Security)

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Job Description

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.


The position is directly responsible for the Installation, Monitoring, Operation and Support of the global SES IT install base, with a strong focus on networks and security.

The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Service Desk and all 3rd level Engineering teams.


  • Install, operate and support the global SES IT Infrastructure:
    • Networking (LAN / WAN / DNS / Wireless / Datacenter with strong focus on Cisco)
    • Security (Firewalls / VPN / Loadbalancing / System security / Proxy / AAA)
    • Telephony (IP based);
  • Proactively monitor the SES internal IT Infrastructure through enterprise monitoring tools (Spectrum, Nageos, Weathermap, Cisco Prime, HP Openview, Netbrain, …)
  • Proactively monitor the internet, MPLS and telephony connectivity and work with the providers on incidents
  • Provide support to internal and external customers for clarification of technical matters and the resolution of technical issues, improve the end user experience
  • Ensure maturity improvement and adherence of/to all IT service management processes, including, but not limited to, incident management, change management, request fulfilment, problem management
  • Create Incident Reports for major incidents, actively participate in answering / resolving Problem Tickets
  • Work actively with the IT Service Management tool (Service Now)
  • Maintain standards and standard operating procedures
  • Focus on simplification and standardization
  • Stay up-to-date with state-of-the-art IT concepts and technologies
  • On-call duties will be required 24/7 on a rotational basis


  • Ability to integrate into cross-functional and/or virtual project teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: ability to frame complex problems or business issues and can elaborate and articulate alternative solutions
  • Proactive approach towards potential and/or current customers
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand priorities and to proactively deliver results, even under tight deadlines
  • Ability to overcome resistance to change
  • Broad understanding of all technologies covered in the IT Operations group
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Ability to understand business requirements and all stakeholders in the service delivery process


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or equivalent
  • Minimum three to five years of applicable professional experience in a large heterogeneous environment
  • Sound technical understanding of the IT landscape and related technical skills
  • Broad knowledge of Information Security and knowledge of the specificities of the satellite industry
  • Vendor Certifications preferred
  • Sound & proven experience with CISCO technologies, Fortinet and/or Checkpoint
  • Fluency in English, any other language is considered as an asset
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • NATO/EU SECRET clearances are considered a strong asset. Candidate must be willing to undergo a security clearance procedure as this position might require holding security clearance


Key performance indicators

  • Average time to resolve incidents over period
  • Average time to implement requests over period
  • Average time to implement changes over period

Main interfaces to other departments

  • Information & Cyber Security functions
  • Engineering Teams and Service Desk
  • Architecture and Demand Management
  • Business IT
  • All network operations functions
  • Internal and external customers

Volume Drivers

  • Number of incidents, new requests and change requests
  • Number of technology changes (e.g. new tools and systems)

Specific projects

  • Deployment of new hardware and software solutions within the functional scope
  • Consolidation of existing implementations and solutions throughout SES
  • New network technology introduction
  • Policy implementation (CoBIT, ITIL, Security and other IT related)

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.

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity!

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