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Principal Engineer (7843)

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Job Description

SES Government Solutions (SES GS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of SES SA, operating independently under the authority of a DSS proxy agreement. Leveraging a 30-year heritage of experience in the government SATCOM market, we offer comprehensive satellite-based communications solutions that enable federal agencies, using secure broadband communications, to fulfill both routine and mission-critical requirements. With access to a fleet of 71 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), a network of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites, and supporting ground infrastructure, our full range of satellite services and managed end-to-end solutions allows for secure, reliable communications and comprehensive global coverage. Our reputation for operational excellence and highly reliable network solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse government, Intelligence Community and other civilian and defense-related agencies.

Security Clearance: Must have an active US Government Secret Security Clearance


The Principal Engineer designs network solutions for SES SG Customers. Demonstrates extensive design/operations knowledge in the following disciplines: RF Systems, SATCOM systems, solution implementation, modulation schemes, encoding and complex VSAT network Design using TDMA and spread spectrum technology and other leading edge communications technologies. Experience with spectrum management and planning, IP network design, general facility, power and sub system design, and Terrestrial Systems is required. Provides technical solutions to customers when responding to Request For Proposals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Prior experience in US Military, NATO or Federal Government Contracts
  • 10-15 years experience with Satellite Network Design, and Satellite Communications Systems including turn key designs
  • Extensive background in Satellite Communications and Spectrum Management
  • Ability to interpret complex terrestrial engineering requirements
  • Ability to design and articulate technical solutions for proposals
  • Extensive knowledge of satellite link budgets
  • Five years experience in network design
  • Knowledge of M&C systems, SNMP Architecture and Network Management Systems
  • Extensive knowledge of iDirect equipment capabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of communications systems design and implementation
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to effectively interact with senior management, BD and SES technical resources
  • Excellent organizational skills and a team player

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops technical responses to requests for proposals providing the technical/engineering solutions supported by clear written descriptions of the proposed solutions
  • Responsible for in-depth understanding of technical information defined in CSSRs and PWS
  • Leads engineering efforts in support of request for proposals
  • Works closely with the Sales and Business Development & provides sales engineering support
  • Develops equipment installation plan and service acceptance test plans
  • Develops Statement of Work for equipment integrators and service providers
  • Specifies equipment, and services as per design solutions and requirements.
  • Generates engineering drawings and documentation
  • Provides technical support to field operations personnel in resolving circuit problems/issues
  • Designs customer solutions for specific customer and product requirements
  • Assists Sales and Account executives in the interprettion and definition of requirements
  • Maintains up to date working knowledge of SES satellite fleet as well as satellites of other operators which support solutions and leverage either as as partners, vendors or as a competitive threat
  • Evaluates existing infrastructure and customer solutions for upgrades/improvements
  • Attends customer meetings and conferences as necessary
  • Develops vendor relationships with new and existing suppliers

SES GS and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

Manassas, VA, USA
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