Data Center Technician at Hughes Network Systems in Germantown, Maryland

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

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.

Hughes is seeking a Data Center Technician to work as part of the overall operations team responsible for providing day-to-day technical and operational support at the Hughes Network Systems, Management Center located in Germantown, MD. This position will work closely with the onsite Technical Support and Engineering teams, Hughes Engineering, the Network Management Center, and all customer engineers and management.


  • Work in one of the most complex communications networks and as a member of the team will be responsible for 99.99% system uptime with zero defects.

  • Involved with system-monitoring, routine preventive maintenance, customer problem tracking, and network problem resolution in all aspects of networking integral to HughesNet & HughesON Baseband, IF, and RF Communications and the related backend systems.

  • Responsible for System Administration, Network Monitoring and Management, new build-outs, changes to existing networks, and maintenance of the IP and system infrastructure.

  • Identify root causes on technical problems and develop procedural and technical recommendations for improvement.

  • Plan and coordinate implementation of new products into the production environment.

  • Monitor specific system limitations to maximize capacity and efficiency. Perform equipment level capacity planning and network performance activities.

  • Maintain equipment inventory and configuration management records, including software releases, patches, and hardware changes.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable Data Center Standards, Service Management Quality Program, and ITIL standards.

  • Must have the ability to work and manage in a 24 x 7 x 365 schedule to include on-call

Basic Requirements:

  • Associatesdegree, electronics school certification, or equivalent military training and experience.

  • 3or more years experience with LAN/WAN industry standards, and working knowledge of TCP/IP and Ethernet configuration and functionality

  • 2or more years working knowledge of Unix/Linux systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry certifications are a plus (Microsoft, Linux, VMware, Cisco)

  • Ability tomulti-task while meeting deadlines, and work well under pressure.

  • Basic electronics troubleshooting skills desirable (ability to use and interpret readings from a range of test equipment including spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, protocol analyzer, power meter, Fiber test sets, etc.).

  • Candidates must have excellent problem-solving, customer relations, and written and oral communication skills.

  • Candidates must be highly self-motivated and independent, and comfortable working with others in a distributed environment

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.