Software Engineer, Ground Systems (9114)

Company Details

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.

Role description summary

The Engineer SDRM (System Dynamic Resource Management) development is responsible to ensure technical compliance and performance of the SDRM software, which is a critical infrastructure for GEO and MEO satellite to manage and organize the network resources. The SDRM development engineer analyses the algorithm performance, interacts with the development team of the SDRM on critical system related issues, is responsible for the implementation requirements, the operations concepts and the technical compliance of the dynamic resource manager system for multiple satellite systems.

Primary responsibilities / Key result areas

  • Define SDRM requirements, ConOps, interfaces and tests
  • Follow development and implementation work as expert resident software engineer at a software development company
  • Ensure contract compliance and quality assurance of software development processes
  • Follow critical tests throughout the software development process
  • Work with an experienced team using agile methodologies
  • Develop high-quality software requirements (user stories), designs and architectures
  • Design and write software that addresses complex requirements, perform associated software unit testing and software integration.
  • Execute performance engineering and optimization, proof of concept testing, deployment planning and acceptance testing.
  • Act as key interface between SES and the contracted software development company to ensure contract compliance
  • Organize integration validation tests of the operational software with other critical parts of the satellite operations software
  • Automate the development cycle via continuous integration
  • Create technical documentation and reports of the development process
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technologies

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Information Technology or related scientific/engineering fields.
  • At least 3 years of software engineering experience or a PhD degree.
  • 10 years for Senior level and proven experience of leading a software development of a large critical software

Essential experience:

  • Proven knowledge of satellite communication systems
  • Proven experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art optimization techniques and practical implementations of optimization, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data related data analytics software
  • Programming languages experience (such as Python, C#, C++, JAVA or other relevant language). Expert level at one language for Senior level and experience with large code sets for operationally critical software.

Highly desirable experience (several of the following):

  • Software Quality assurance and management experience
  • Experience with Software testing methods and testing automation, automated unit testing
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining a Command and Control system
  • Experience with Agile methodologies for software development
  • Experience with GIT and/or BitBucket, 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 motivated and ability to set priorities and to work under tight deadlines towards a long-term objective
  • Work autonomously and independently, taking initiatives if required as well as proven ability to work as a team player
  • Easiness to communicate at all levels

Other key requirements / comments

  • Work with cross discipline teams (software experts, satellite and telecom experts, sales, business experts, etc.)
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Work on an iterative basis with stakeholders during design and prototyping
  • Relentless focus on collaboration and teamwork
  • Work with remote management and team members
  • Proven mindset of helping others to succeed/mentoring
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to deadlines and willingness to meet tight development schedules
  • Fluent in English, other languages are beneficial
  • Domestic and international travel required occasionally
  • Must be either US Citizen or Green Card Holder or eligible to work in 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.

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity!

Tagged as: software engineer, software testing, SDRM, software QA

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