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Satellite Communication Networks R&D Engineer



Germantown, MD, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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.

Today, our brands include EchoStar, Hughes, DISH TV, Sling TV, Boost Infinite, Boost Mobile, DISH Wireless, OnTech and GenMobile.

EchoStar has an exciting opportunity for Satellite Communication Networks R&D Engineer in our Hughes Network Systems division. This position is located in our Germantown, MD office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a research and development engineer, develop cutting-edge technologies to improve the performance of Hughes’ satellite communication networks.
  • Perform algorithm design to analyze traffic pattern, categorize data packets through the satellite system, and estimate the quality of the communication service.
  • Analyze performance of satellite networks by performing data collection of the packet-level traffic at large networking scales, estimate the real-time traffic features, quantify key metrics of the system performance, and infer the network status based on the collected data.
  • Apply new network protocols, apply data analysis and machine learning techniques, and collaborate with other engineering groups to deploy the developed techniques on Hughes broadband satellite platforms.

Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or a closely related field plus 6 months’ experience in wireless communication networks OR Bachelor’s degree in in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or a closely related field plus 5 years’ experience in wireless communication networks.
  • Experience must include 6 months in each of the following: networking protocols; TCP/IP; LAN/WAN; Algorithm design; System-level optimization; Data analysis; and Machine learning.

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.