Senior Director Technical - Hardware

Location
Germantown, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 26, 2017
Closes
May 26, 2017
Ref
8098BR
Function
Executive, Director
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar Company, (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for consumers, enterprises and governments globally.  HughesNet is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget.  To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.
 
At Hughes we are developing some of the largest and most powerful satellite and terrestrial IP-based communications systems in the world. Our ground segment group in Germantown, Maryland has need for hardware engineering professionals to help us achieve our vision of providing broadband connectivity everywhere.  As a Senior Director Technical - Hardware, your role is to bring best-in-class user terminal solutions to our high-throughput ground networks.

Responsibilities: 
  • Technical development and project management for the development and delivery of advanced user terminal solutions for satellite and terrestrial IP-based communications systems
  • Lead and direct a multi-functional engineering team to develop and integrate hardware, software, and network technology to satisfy customer requirements and deliverables
  • Establish objectives, specifications, schedules, budgets, resource plans, and contingency plans to ensure projects are executed effectively
  • Oversee all aspects of the development over the entire project life (concept, development, integration, qualification, acceptance, and delivery)
  • Coordinate across multiple corporate functions including business, operations, and manufacturing
  • Perform the function of technical customer interface
  • Ensure the timely and cost effective accomplishment of contractual commitments
  • Monitor and reports progress to management


  • Basic Requirements: 
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • 15+ years of experience with a background in satellite and terrestrial IP-based user terminal architectures and systems
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • PMP or equivalent a plus
  • Knowledge of systems to include:  baseband, RF, antenna, and electronic packaging technologies
  • Ability to lead cross functional engineering teams in design and development projects with external customer deliverables
  • Project management experience highly desired with formal training or equivalent (PMP) training

  • 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.