Technician III - Systems
Market Job Title Technician III - Systems Requisition Number 8146BR Company Hughes Network Systems Job Category Digital Broadcast Operations Geographic Location (posting location) MD-Germantown-EXP Job Description (Do of the Job) Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), an EchoStar Company, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for 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.Hughes is seeking a Technician III - Systems to work as part of the overall operations team responsible for providing day-to-day technical and operational support at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.Responsibilities:Work in one of the most complex communications networks and as a member of the team will be responsible for 99.99% system uptime with zero defects.Involved with system-monitoring, routine preventive maintenance, customer problem tracking, and network problem resolution in all aspects of networking integral to HughesNet & HughesON Baseband, IF, and RF Communications and the related back-end systems.Responsible for System Administration, Network Monitoring and Management, new build-outs, changes to existing networks, and maintenance of the IP and system infrastructure.Identify root causes on technical problems and develop procedural and technical recommendations for improvement.Plan and coordinate implementation of new products into the production environment.Monitor specific system limitations to maximize capacity and efficiency. Perform equipment level capacity planning and network performance activities.Maintain equipment inventory and configuration management records, including software releases, patches, and hardware changes.Ensure compliance with applicable Data Center Standards, Service Management Quality Program, and ITIL standards. Qualification/Skills (Know of the Job) Basic Requirements:Must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident as position requires access to US export restricted materials: (ITAR).Minimum AA degree, electronics school certification, or equivalent military training and experience.2 or more years experience with LAN/WAN industry standards, and working knowledge of TCP/IP and Ethernet configuration and functionality desirable.2 or more years working knowledge of Unix/Linux systems desirable.Preferred Qualifications:Industry certifications are a plus (Microsoft, Linux, VMware, Cisco)Candidates must have the ability to work and manage in a 24 x 7 x 365 work environment, multi-task while meeting deadlines, and work well under pressure.Basic electronics troubleshooting skills desirable (ability to use and interpret readings from a range of test equipment including spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, protocol analyzer, power meter, Fiber test sets, etc.).Candidates must have excellent problem-solving, customer relations, and written and oral communication skills.Responsibilities and duties may evolve and expand, therefore, flexibility and adaptation are important.Candidates must be highly self-motivated and independent, and comfortable working with others in a distributed environment.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. US Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.