Network Engineer III

EchoStar Corporation
Gaithersburg, MD
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 06, 2021
Full Time
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter. Hughes Network Systems seeks a Network Engineer III -- communications systems engineer to help us support the next generation of satellite communications systems. The successful candidate will have various responsibilities ranging across monitoring the overall network health of our next generation LEO/MEO/GEO satellite communication systems and a willingness to do even more. The position is located in our Gaithersburg, MD office. Responsibilities: Provide remote support for Hughes GN field installation team in preparation and configuration of OneWeb GNs. Conduct Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and generate site installation report. Configuration and integration of RAN radio equipment and backhaul technologies such as microwave/satellite with EPC core network. Work cross-functionally with partners, project management, network, software, and hardware engineers to build network designs to solve connectivity problems. Participate in the daily operational activities/provide day-to-day analysis, proactive maintenance, and performs independent complex network system troubleshooting. Plan and execute pre-release validation and verification, software and hardware compatibility, release test and validation, and upgrades to meet service level objectives. Gather and update necessary information (projects and incidents) and communicate to appropriate parties/stakeholders 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. Create and maintain detailed network documents and diagrams, including all associated links. As a primary or secondary support staff, participate in the 247 on-call rotation and associated incident/problem resolution, periodic communication update, RCA, remediation plans, tickets closure, etc. Basic Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications or related technical degree or combination of education and experience. 5+ years of experience with intermediate knowledge of load balancers, firewalls, and wireless technologies and security 2 to 5 years of satellite ground network installation, commissioning, connectivity, and other Test experience. 2+ years of experience in Linux CLI environment SSH, SCP, Shell scripts, and VI(Other text editing tools)Hands-on experience with configuration, installation, and upgrading Routers, Switches, and Firewalls. Knowledge of IP, UDP, TCP, HTTP protocols and analysis tools such as Wireshark 1 year experience with satellite system architectures (GEO, LEO, MEO, and others) 2 years of experience in wireless standards like 3GPP 5G/LTE/4G/3G, DOCSIS, WiFi/ 802.11, Wimax, DVB-S2 / DVB-C, OR similar broadband wireless standards such as Layer-2/MAC layer and experience in writing Layer-2 protocol specifications for either wireline or wireless broadband communication systems. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with LEO/MEO satellite systems and their systems CONOPS and systems 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 skills Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance. EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all-from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more! Financial: 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary) Employee Incentives: Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet Health: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 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 Persons or those able to obtain and maintain US government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.