Junior Engineer, Network Operations


Direct Entry Job Permanent The Hague, The Netherlands

Uploaded 3 Aug 2021

Job Description

Role Description Summary:

At SES we are passionate about delivering high-quality connectivity to all four corners of the globe, utilizing cutting-edge technology, and delivering world-class support to our customers. SES’ers make a real difference, our work is never done, and we have an exciting opportunity for an entry-level Engineering position to join our globally diverse Operations Team directly supporting our end customers.

Your job would be to work on the only fully operational NGSO High Throughput Satellite Constellation (O3b) commissioning services and working through Engineering level support escalations; a truly dynamic and rewarding job…… no two days are the same! This is an opportunity for you to work with one of the leading and global-acting satellite service providers. Professionals will coach you to acquire invaluable hands-on experience on a steep learning curve to soon become members of the unique satellite connectivity community.


Are you…?

An ambitious engineering graduate with a desire to work on cutting-edge technologies while being mentored by some of the best operations engineers in the world?

Adaptable, dynamic, and self-governing with the ability to seek support when required?

Calm under pressure and used to achieving milestones during education or previous work placements?

Are you able to derive solutions for problems to help the team improve processes and procedures?

A technology geek who loves to interface with many different system components?


Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:

Commissioning of Customer’s end to end Satellite communications services, focusing on Network configurations, validation, and acceptance testing with the customer

Working with engineering colleagues to take designs through to implemented and tested network services

Preparing and updating detailed network design drawings

Building monitoring tools using both industry standard and bespoke systems to enable effective alarming and historical data collection of our customer’s end to end systems

Level 3 operations engineering support of customer’s sites in-service, to include Network Operations Centre escalation’s and be part of an on-call rotation schedule

Work as part of a global team utilizing “follow the sun” support methodology

Collaborate with Engineering & Product Development teams in order to support the growth of the SES portfolio of products, act as the “voice of operations” to help ensure new products fit well into the operational environment

Person Specification

Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:


Happy to work as part of a global collaborative team, taking instructions from a dedicated mentor and delivering assigned tasks on time

An analytical mind with the ability to absorb data and ask challenging technical questions

Interest in Linux System Administration & Scripting


Preferred Education & Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in network engineering or equivalent

Juniper and/or Cisco Certifications (example JNCIA / JNCIP / CCNA / CCNP)


Preferred Qualifications:

EU National

Fluent English language speaker

Ability to participate in an on-call Rota to cover 24x7x365 support

Willingness to travel internationally as required for Training and Customer Site Visits up to 10% of the time


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


The contents of this job description are subject to change. 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, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.