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Senior Network Engineer



Germantown, MD, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

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.

Echostar has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Network Engineer - Operations. This position will be located at our headquarters Germantown, MD. The Network Engineer is primarily responsible for supporting the overall daily operation, administration, configuration and project implementations of our enterprise network environment (WAN, LAN, WLAN, Load Balancers and Datacenters).


  • Participate in the daily operational activities/provide day-to-day analysis, proactive maintenance, and performs independent complex network system troubleshooting
  • Provide strategic technical direction, roadmap, design, installation, and configuration of all network systems and services
  • Research emerging technologies in the area of network communication and collaboration, and maintain up-to date knowledge on vendors and their product lines
  • Plan and execute of pre-release validation and verification, software and hardware compatibility, release test and validation, and upgrades to meet service level objectives
  • Formulate and establish best practices and standards for the enterprise network environment
  • Improve the operation and monitoring of advanced or complex features, and development of support processes and procedures
  • Gather and update necessary information (projects and incidents) and communicate to appropriate parties/stakeholders
  • Utilize experience, technical knowledge and skills to identify and optimize capacity and performance issues for highest service availability and integrity
  • Anticipate, prevent and eliminate problems and create efficient bugs and fixes for any patches/vulnerabilities
  • 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
  • Assess risks and impacts arising from a business disruption and make decisions and determine actions independently and expediently to eliminate those risks and ensure continuity of business
  • Create and maintain detailed network documents and diagrams including all associated links
  • Work cross functionally and interacts with internal and external peers and managers to exchange complex information and formulate plans related to areas of specialization
  • Comply with the Project Management methodology and the PMO processes on any technical projects and initiatives
  • Mentor, coach and train less experienced members of the team and user communities
  • As a primary or secondary support staff participate in the 24×7 on-call rotation and associated incident/problem resolution, periodic communication update, RCA, remediation plans, tickets closure, etc.
  • Customer focus result oriented, relationship building and partnering with internal and external clients and service providers

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications or related technical field or combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years’ network and system administration and experience supporting network protocols, systems and products (Cisco, F5, HP, Dell)
  • 5+ years of layer 2 and 3 routing, and WAN related technology, including EIGRP, BGP, OSPF PfR, VRFs, MPLS, DMVPN, VTP, HSRP, VPN and QoS.
  • 3+ years of experience with intermediate knowledge of load balancers, firewalls and wireless technologies and security
  • 1+ years’ experience using networking monitoring tools such as HP Enterprise Management tools-set, SPLUNK, Cisco DNA/ISE, and TACACS
  • Good understanding of the software defined technologies using in datacenters such as Cisco ACI and SD-WAN

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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)
  • One or more active networking certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, etc.
  • Programming skills to automate the network scripts and tools
  • Project Management skills (PMP)
  • 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. 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.