Senior Manager I - Spectrum Development and Advanced Programs

Englewood, CO
Jun 30, 2017
Aug 01, 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 to hire a Senior Manager - Spectrum Development and Advanced Programs for its headquarters in Englewood, CO  with satellite regulatory and engineering experience to be responsible for the development and management of the EchoStar orbital spectrum inventory, and the systems engineering aspect of EchoStar Satellite Services.  

  • Advance the company strategy for access to orbital resources for the operation of the EchoStar satellite assets in national and global markets.
  • Represent the company at ITU and international global satellite regulatory meetings to promote EchoStar’s position with regard to the spectrum utilization and needs.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with regulators and representatives of other Administrations and Nations in the development of satellite coordination agreements and acquisition of the associated spectrum rights.
  • Insure the EchoStar satellite fleet is operated in accordance and complies with national authorities and licenses, including FCC and other US government entities, and international authorizations, including the ITU and international telecommunications regulatory bodies.
  • Interact with the EchoStar executive management in the development and presentation of the Company orbital resource strategy.  Shall provide recommendations for the orbital resources strategy.   
  • Insure the efficient utilization of the existing EchoStar satellite assets with respect to: a) the available orbital locations b) international regulations and coordination agreements, and c) the satellite operational capabilities.  
  • Perform the required analysis in support of new satellite programs including optimizing the satellite payload mission and the frequency spectrum;  this shall include system design for BSS, FSS and MSS satellite services
  • Develop and evaluate innovative satellite designs for future service applications, which shall include:
    • Develop conceptual design for satellite networks and the associated specifications; request for proposals, studies, reports, and specifications;
    • Prepare satellite transmission analysis, in particular link budget calculations, and studies in support of business development and customer services
  • Liaison between the business development group, operations and satellite group: providing assistance with operational matters as required, including traffic related matters, satellite transmission performance and resolution of satellite interference issues.

  • Basic Requirements:
  • MSEE degree from an accredited University
  • 10 years of satellite regulatory and engineering experience with at least 6 years applicable professional experiences in satellite engineering.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledgeable in satellite transmission technology and design concepts utilized in the various frequency  spectrum including C-, Ku-, Ka-, and L/S-band.
  • Knowledge of the FCC rules and ITU Radio Regulations,
  • Represent Company’s interest in coordination, standards and international rule making forums.  (Regulatory environment).
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Demonstrate good communication which shall include preparing written reports and operations procedures. 
  • Comfortable presenting information and responding to questions from management, customers, and general public.
  • This position requires ITAR access—candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • International and domestic travel required
  • 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.