EchoStar Engineer I - Applications in Germantown, Maryland

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 an Applications Engineer to be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.


  • Identify recurring problems and build the tools and processes to prevent problems from recurring

  • Build the tools and processes to help quickly triage issues and identify the component(s) that need to be fixed

  • Identify and build monitoring and alarming solutions

  • Work with distributed teams to ensure that components are properly instrumented to be reliably used, monitored, and debugged in the service

  • Day to day support of multiple Production and Test environments for Domestic and International Business Systems.

  • Installation, configuration, deployment, testing and verification of deployed software and support aspects with other members of the BAS team.

  • Upgrading and patching COTS and deploying future application software and COTS releases/upgrades per deployment schedules.

  • Design & Develop test automation tools using Python, Perl, Selenium, REST API and UNIX Shell scripts

  • ** This position requires on-call support with off-hour and weekend deployments at times.

Basic Requirements:

  • BSCS or BSIS and 2 years of relevant work experience

  • Two years of experience with Linux and/or Windows operating systems

  • Two years of experience with Linux shell, Perl, Python or similar scripting languages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, effective problem solving, documentation, configuration and interpersonal/team skills

  • Knowledge of Oracle, MSSQL or other Database software

  • Knowledge of REST/SOAP XML/JSON API’s

  • Knowledge of administrating different COTS products, such as: Apache, IIS, JBoss, WebSphere, Coldfusion

  • Knowledge of VMWare, containers and other virtualization technologies

  • Knowledge of networking technologies - LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, IPV4, IPV6, switching, routing

  • Bonus Expertise:

  • Experience with writing programs/scripts to automate manual tasks.

  • Experience with Anisible, Selenium or other automation software.

  • Experience in mission critical environments and experience in supporting a 24x7 production network operations center

  • Basic Salesforce administration knowledge and experience

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.

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 EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!