Principal Engineer II – NAD Network Security

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.

Hughes has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Engineer II – NAD Network Security. This position will lead several engineers and work on systems and applications used for network security. This candidate will recommend, plan and lead projects to implement new solutions as necessary to ensure proper operation, maintain compliance, ensure that network security best practices are met. This position will be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.


  • Lead network security engineers in the day-to-day workload, audit firewalls ticket’s requests and interact with requestors aiming to accurate information for effective firewall’s policies implementations.
  • Lead projects for new product and solutions in the network security field focusing in the ones that will provide effective automation.
  • Skilled in Ansible and scripting languages that will allow effective supervision of projects using these tools.
  • Manage the configuration on multiple physical and virtual firewalls across multiple data centers.
  • Propose and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the network security infrastructure.
  • Applies capacity planning configuration changes as demanded by the business .
  • Address performance, scalability and service architecture administration issues .
  • Design, install, configure, maintain network security services, equipment and devices.
  • Plan and support network security infrastructure.
  • Provide clear technical documentation and written procedures for issues identified and addressed.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of platform and OS based problems, network security infrastructure and connectivity issues.
  • Perform launch testing for new software releases and the introduction of new features.
  • Work in a 24×7 mission critical environment.
  • Coordinate equipment orders including physical or virtual appliances, as well as upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing the systems as needed.
  • Couch and mentor engineers in developing skills and career in Network Security.

Required Qualifications:

  • CCNA or CCNP Routing and Switching certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, telecommunications, cybersecurity or related field
  • 5+ years working in a networking environment
  • Previous experience supervising/leading colleagues in day-to-day work.
  • 3+ years of experience participating in projects implementing new solutions.
  • 3+ years of experience with network security products and protocols.
  • 3+ years of experience in networking principles.
  • 3+ years of experience in Ansible, Python, Bash or other scripting languages.
  • CompTia Security+ certification.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, telecommunications, cybersecurity or related field
  • Experience working with Cisco ACI
  • Working knowledge using Linux operating systems: RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu
  • Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects of varying priority
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Understanding of web services and REST APIs
  • Experience with VMware and virtual security appliances.
  • Experience working with authentication services and load balancers.
  • Self-learner and exceptional team player

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. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

Job ID : R0002006

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