Sr. Network Engineer

Location
Germantown, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 10, 2016
Closes
Sep 11, 2017
Ref
7445BR
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time



EchoStar is looking for a Senior Network Engineer in our Germantown, MD office to support the overall daily operation, administration, configuration and project implementations of our enterprise network environment (WAN, LAN, WLAN, Load Balancers, VoIP and Video).
 Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in the daily operational activities, providing day-to-day support, proactive maintenance, and independent complex network system troubleshooting
  • Provide strategic technical direction, roadmap design, installation, and configuration of all network systems/services
  • Research emerging technologies in the area of communication and collaboration, and maintain up-to date knowledge on vendors and their product lines
  • Plan and execute network infrastructure upgrade and migration activity and evaluating compatibility of hardware/software (capital projects or business funded initiatives) 
  • Formulate and establish best practices and standards for the enterprise network environment
  • Improve operation and monitoring of advanced or complex features and development of processes and interface requirements
  • Gather and update necessary information (projects and incidents) and communicate to appropriate parties/stakeholders
  • Utilize experience, technical knowledge and skills in order to identify problematic areas and optimize existing environment (capacity and performance issues to ensure uninterrupted service)
  • Anticipate, prevents and eliminates problems and creates efficient bugs and fixes for any patches/vulnerabilities
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs
  • Work cross functionally and interacts with internal and external peers and managers to exchange complex information related to areas of specialization


  • Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications and 8 yrs of experience or an equivalent amount of education and experience
  • Minimum of 8years’ network and system administration and experience supporting network protocols, systems and products (Cisco, Aruba, F5, LifeSize, HP)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with load balancers, firewalls and wireless technologies and security
  • Minimum of  7 years of experience working with layer 2 and 3 routing, and WAN related technology, including EIGRP, BGP, OSPF PfR, VRFs, MPLS, DMVPN, VTP, HSRP, VPN and QoS.
  • One or more active networking certifications are desirable such as CCNA, CCNP, CCIE
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong knowledge of data communications principles, architectures and protocols including TCP/IP, routing, switching, VoIP, SIP, WAN and Ethernet technologies to design and implement efficient network configurations and interoperability troubleshooting skills (data, voice and video)
    • Deep knowledge of the practices and principles of telecommunication systems analysis, planning, design, and problem resolution
    • Maintain and update documentation of the network connectivity, topology and system 
    • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
    EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries—EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems— EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what’s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.
     
    At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!
     
    EchoStar 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.