Engineer, RF Systems Engineering

Company Details

SES is the world-leading satellite operator. It provides reliable and secure satellite and ground communications solutions. We push for breakthroughs in connectivity and their impact for people worldwide.

Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:

  • Execute and deliver your mission based on the SES technological roadmap for RF equipment and subsystems
  • Explore new concepts for RF equipment and subsystems in collaboration with relevant SES teams, industrial partners, and research institutes
  • Manage hands-on in-house lab-based innovative RF systems development projects, including design of hardware/software, proof of concept prototypes, implementation, and testing
  • Support the development of breakthrough technologies such as Electronically Steered Arrays which will address gaps in the current portfolio of ground terminals and satellite payloads
  • Provide Design and Engineering review support for the development of product concepts and ensure that the designs incorporate flexibility, scalability, and reusability
  • Work with technology suppliers to present RF technology alternatives to product development teams
  • Contribute via detailed analysis and elaboration of requirements to RFIs for new RF equipment and subsystems to be developed and procured for new applications
  • Develop engineering tools to support the analysis and optimization of RF Subsystems and Antenna Systems
  • Maintain awareness of, study, and evaluate new RF technologies applicable to SES satellites, SES ground infrastructure, and terminals used in SES systems

Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

  • To achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:


  • Design thinking and ability to align designs to meet the commercial and technical requirements
  • Ability to work efficiently both autonomous and in interdisciplinary teams
  • Self-Starter with a high level of personal accountability
  • Highly motivated and able to set priorities and to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills display a proactive approach towards internal and external customers
  • Ability to provide practical conclusions
  • Aspiration to innovate
  • Commercially focused with a good grasp of business principles
  • Demonstrate effective intercultural awareness

Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):

  • Master’s Degree / College Degree in Engineering or equivalent, coupled with professional vocational training and qualifications
  • 2 to 5 years relevant experience
  • Proven experience in RF hardware design and characterization in research or commercial environment
  • Desirable domains of expertise: SSPA design, MMIC design, active arrays, frequencies up to 50 GHz
  • Good knowledge of RF equipment development
  • Proven experience in RF simulation tools, supporting design and performance evaluations
  • Good knowledge of SDR technologies with the ability of practical hardware/software implementation of proof of concepts
  • Basic understanding of satellite communication and systems
  • Fluency in English, any other language is considered as an asset
  • Willingness to travel internationally

What’s in it for you:

  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story
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