Location: Johannesburg
Duration: 6 months internship, starting ASAP (July 2016)

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Sales Engineering team in a fast-paced, growing organization within a dynamic and unique industry. You will be involved in design and technical analysis of satellite solutions as well as support of technical sensitivity analysis and technology comparison projects.

Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with and maintain a working knowledge of responsible customer’s lease/s and capacity assignments
  • Access specific tools and databases to gather and maintain information regarding customer lease parameters, antenna registration, power levels, activation status and other related information
  • Propose suitable capacity and resources and perform iterative and comparative link budget analysis and optimization for presentation to the Sales Capture Team
  • Record/update resource allocation through mechanisms such as antenna description form and line-up authorization to a high degree of accuracy and detail
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of African geography including national place names, boundaries, geopolitical situational awareness and other related data
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of radio wave propagation, modulation and coding technology and related practice and theory as specifically related to satellite communications
  • Assist in preparing technology and solution demonstrations, especially with hands-on configuration, testing, documentation, replication and related actions
  • Perform other tasks as required
  • Contribute to meet/exceed the Sales Capture Team’s targets and long-term objectives
  • Perform specific technical analyses such as competitive benchmarking, technology comparisons, technical sensitivity analysis

Experience / Qualifications

  • Current and advanced student in Engineering specialising in Telecommunications or related field (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English (additional languages considered as an asset: French)
  • Computer literate (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Strong mathematical aptitude, analytical skills, detail oriented
  • Interest in the media/telecommunication business
  • Good presentation and communication skills as well as time management/priority setting ability
  • Client-service oriented, diplomatic manner, team work, accuracy, self-initiative, taking ownership, follow thru
  • Willingness to travel within Africa, as required
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in team (multi-cultural and collegial environment)
  • Can-do attitude; ready to work in a challenging and international environment
  • South African resident or work permit

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please access to our career website and submit your application (CV & Letter in English): http://www.ses.com/8233697/job-overview/show/69963

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