Software Engineer II

, WY
May 10, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
Full Time
EchoStar Satellite Services, an EchoStar Company, provides advanced satellite communications solutions to meet the needs of media & broadcast organizations, enterprise customers, U.S. government service providers, and military applications. From video distribution, data communications and backhaul services to the delivery of television channels for direct-to-home satellite providers and broadcasters, we bring reliable and innovative solutions to the satellite industry.

EchoStar is seeking a Software Engineer II at its Cheyenne, WY operations facility to be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of custom software products needed to support a 24/7 spacecraft operations environment.  This individual will support existing systems as well as research, develop, and implement new tools and technology in support of evolving operations requirements and to improve system security, availability, and performance. 
  • Participate in recurring process improvement meetings with management, peers, and end users to identify opportunities to deliver new or enhanced software tools.
  • Design and develop software using Microsoft .NET and various scripting languages to meet the high availability and performance requirements of a spacecraft operations environment.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all in-house developed software tools.
  • Respond to system outages and provide end user support to Spacecraft Controllers and Engineers, escalating issues to senior team members as appropriate.
  • Develop scripts to streamline routine tasks for Spacecraft Operations team members.
  • Ensure maximum system uptime by performing routine/preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Maintain system documentation and provide training to team members on new and updated software tools.
  • Occasional night and weekend work as well as participation in a rotating on-call schedule is required.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • This position requires access to export controlled items—candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; with two or more years of direct experience or eight or more years of directly related experience without a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working in a spacecraft operations environment, MatLab development, and Microsoft SQL Server are a plus.

  • 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.