Wednesday, May 11, 2016

EchoStar - Senior Systems Architect

EchoStar's Digital Broadcast Centers provide advanced online video delivery and satellite video delivery for broadcasters and pay-TV operators across North America. Through our network of 6 uplink centers, these world-class facilities are also home to EchoStar's 24/7 traffic, technical operations, and satellite access centers. This team is comprised of experienced professionals dedicated to providing customers with an unparalleled level of service delivering content and programming for over 100 customers every day, including over 16 million subscribers.

EchoStar is seeking a driven Senior Systems Engineer to fulfill the duties of a System and Solution Architect by providing technical and operational system design for a mix of computing hardware and software platforms.  The role of this candidate is to assume technical responsibility for the overall architectural and engineering design of complex, real-time, mission critical environments directly supporting 16+ million subscribers. This team has adopted the Scaled Agile Framework model to manage their work and projects.  In conjunction with other architects, the incumbent for this role will help establish, validate, and drive the common technological and architectural vision for the Software and Systems Engineering team.

The location of this position is flexible and could reside at the facilities in Arizona, Colorado or Wyoming.

  *  Work with customers, stakeholders, product managers, and product owners to understand and maintain a high level understanding of the conditional access system requirements
  *  Determine and communicate the Nonfunctional Requirements for the system
  *  Evaluate design alternatives and perform cost benefit analysis
  *  Develop and maintain appropriate models and documentation necessary to describe how the system does what it is intended to do
  *  Define and split architectural epics into features
  *  Present the technological vision of the system during release planning to include domain models and exemplary use cases
  *  Serve as a resource to help the teams make appropriate system and component level design decisions during implementation
  *  Work with enterprise architects to establish the architectural runway

Basic Requirements:
  *  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related technical degree and at least 8 years of relevant professional experience
  *  At least  6 years of experience performing general Linux and/or Windows system administration including installation, maintenance, upgrade, configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting and resolving operating system issues
  *  2 or more years of experience with advanced Linux/UNIX Commands
  *  2 or more years of experience with writing code/scripts in basic programming/scripting languages
  *  2 or more years of experience with EMC Storage Area Networks (SAN) and VMWare
  *  At least 1 year of experience with AIX to include virtualized systems
  *  At least 1 year of experience in an Agile environment
  *  At least 1 year of experience in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  *  Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field
  *  At least 1 year experience with a Conditional Access System, to include system requirements definition, system design, and business use case analysis
  *  Experience with performance testing of systems and applications
  *  Ability to manage 3-4 concurrent projects and corresponding activities and tasks
  *  Experience with CA Release Automation platform and associated tools and technologies
  *  Experience with Agile at Scale, SAFe, Lean Systems Engineering, and Kanban
  *  At least 3 years of experience using test automation tools like Jenkins, ReadyAPI, SOAPUI, etc

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, and engineering services. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years.

Together with our three subsidiaries - EchoStar Technologies, EchoStar Satellite Services, and Hughes Network Systems - we offer employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what is possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue - over three billion dollars' worth!

At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how the EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!

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.

For additional information, please contact:
Patty Comer