Principal – Systems Architect

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 echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

Hughes Network Systems has an exciting opportunity open for a Systems Architect to join our Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) in Gaithersburg, MD.

The individual selected for this opportunity will lead the next generation satellite system concept and prototype development for communications and sensing applications – entailing software defined networking, optical and RF links, GEO/LEO satellites, cognitive control and management, and modeling. This area is strategic for Hughes, involves cutting edge space, cyber, network, AI/ML, modem, and software technologies, and provides significant growth potential as the organizational scope expands.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for system design, technical concept/proposal development, prototyping and modeling
  • Works on advanced product development and risk mitigation
  • Works with software and hardware engineers for productization and system development

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years of experience
  • Must be capable of obtaining and holding a U.S. government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with modeling tools and languages such as MATLAB, C++, Java, OpenStack
  • Analytical and modeling skills in networking, control/management and/or space domains
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to function well on a team
  • Experience in networking, space, sensing or cyber development domains
  • Exposure to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques
  • Exposure to System-on-a-Chip (SOC) based development comprising firmware (FPGA) and software (CPU)
  • Familiarity with network routing protocols, RF links, optical links, and their space adaptations
  • Ability to interact with both business and technical teams
  • Clearance (SECRET) for US Government work preferred

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.

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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.

Job ID : R0002695

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