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Senior Engineer, Network Systems
Manassas, VA

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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.

Senior Network Engineer

USA - Manassas / USA - Woodbine


The Senior Network Engineer, IT Service Delivery is directly responsible for the design, analysis and implementation of IT solutions within SES, and affiliated companies, as well as for IT project support within the organization and customer related projects. He/She will execute projects in the networking field, with regard to timely task and project implementation. He/She will furthermore coach and supervise other network engineers within the team, and provide guidance based on expertise and skills due to seniority level.


* Design, implement, maintain and enhance the global SES IT Infrastructure using industry best practices / innovation as well as SES IT defined architecture standards and guidelines;
* Networking (LAN / WAN / DNS / Wireless / Datacenter with strong focus on Cisco)
* IP voice and video
* Performance management and monitoring tools
* Other relevant networking devices and systems

* Design and enhance back end user authentication systems (RADIUS, TACACS, LDAP);
* Understand all stakeholders in the service delivery process;
* Act as the interface between the executing party (IT) and the internal and/or external customers;
* Maturity improvement and adherence of/to all IT service management processes, including change management;
* Devise and maintain standards and standard operating procedures;
* Design, implement and operate IT based network systems based on current technologies;
* Stay up-to-date with state-of-the-art networking concepts and technologies;
* Proactively recommend solutions /modifications of the existing environment in order to secure SES operational assets, in particular the satellite operations environment;
* Provide inputs to department heads for administrative and management tasks;
* Provide support to internal and external customers for clarification of technical matters and the resolution of technical issues;
* Provide general engineering support to other sections in the operational, engineering sales and business development area;
* Provide effective third level support;
* Responsible for the creation of the budget inputs for annual budgets;
* Liaise with equipment suppliers and recommend cost effective solutions and ongoing maintenance arrangements;
* Provide other engineering or project management tasks as assigned;
* Actively participate in Problem tickets when required;
* Work actively with the incident management tool;
* Creation of Incident Reports for major incidents;
* Work actively with the Operations Team to help create troubleshooting procedures for common issues;
* Help create knowledge base articles for common issues and for user self-help portal;
* Be willing to learn new technologies;
* Effectively hand off completed projects to the SES IT Operations team and train them on the new systems if required;
* Strong focus on simplification and standardization;


* Sound technical understanding of the IT landscape and related technical design skills
* Ability to integrate into and lead cross-functional and/or virtual project teams
* Ability to handle simultaneously multiple projects and leads
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: ability to frame complex problems or business issues and can elaborate and articulate alternative solutions
* Innovative spirit and business acumen
* Proactive approach towards potential and/or current customers
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
* Ability to set priorities autonomously and to proactively deliver results, even under tight deadlines
* Ability to overcome resistance to change
* Strong Project Management / Negotiation skills
* Developed Interpersonal skills - Teamwork / Relationship management / Problem solving
* Master or Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or similar
* Minimum eight years of applicable professional experience in a large heterogeneous environment
* Vendor certifications (Cisco) preferred
* Good communication skills and team-spirit
* Sound & proven experience with voice over IP and WiFi
* Fluency in English, any other language is considered as an asset
* Willingness to travel internationally
* Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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.

Good to know

For more information on SES, click here.

SES 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.

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