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Entry Level Systems Engineer

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 has an exciting opportunity for an Engineer II - Systems. This position will be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.


  • Implementation of system improvements for HughesNet networks.
  • Generate/provide status reports, provide network anomaly analysis, work engineering testing/changes/upgrades, and security vulnerabilities. Implement Linux servers, VMWare hosts, NetApp, NTP servers develop and implement new networking technologies.
  • Provide on-call support for Consumer networks.
  • Become an expert on a portion of the HughesNet system to provide support for a functional portion of the NOC.
  • Use network engineering tools such as sniffers, protocol analyzers, security tools/software and traffic generation tools.
  • Some after hours and weekend support would be required as needed.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or similar field
  • 2+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of RF technologies and equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Linux operating system configuration and monitoring
  • Knowledge of Storage Systems such as NetApp/EMC2
  • Knowledge of VMWare and virtualization
  • Thrive in a high pressure, cross functional environment. Primary duties will include support and troubleshooting and support of the HughesNet NOC.
  • Experience on the following equipment: Network Analyzer, Spectrum analyzer, multi-meter and the oscilloscope.
  • Technical experience with implementing, operating and troubleshooting TCP/IP and Ethernet-based network architectures is required.
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new technologies.
  • Must have the ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Strong Analytical and organizational skills .
  • Software Testing and reporting
  • Proficient in the use of network engineering tools such as sniffers, protocol analyzers, security tools/software and traffic generation tools.
  • Knowledge of RF technologies and equipment is a plus.
  • Applicant must be able to thrive in a high pressure, cross functional environment.
  • Strong Experience in data communication concepts/technologies
  • Good customer service, interpersonal and communications 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.  U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

Full time
Salary Range
$70,000.00 - 99,000.00
per Year
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Germantown, MD 20875, US