Intelsat (formerly Gogo)
Transforming Inflight Connectivity Through the Power of the Award-Winning Intelsat Global Network
Washington DC

Senior Principal Engineer, Ground Hub Architecture at Intelsat (formerly Gogo)

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Your role in helping us shape the future:
Join the innovation team responsible for defining the requirements for the Ground Hub architectures of the Next Generation Software Defined Network (NG-SDN). We are defining new innovative ground segment technologies to support an integrated end-to-end echo-system and services management. As a leading contributor, the Senior Principal RF Engineer, NG-SDN Ground Hub Architecture position is primarily responsible for Hub infrastructure design, we are looking for bold innovative thinkers who can lead & contribute to our next generation ground architecture.
Are you up to the challenge?
  • Define Requirements for the Hub infrastructure to support large number of satellite multi-spot density scaling.
  • Develop requirements for Hub multiple carrier transmit modules working closely with different Verticals Vendors
  • Develop satellite Air interface & hub sizing to meet the teleport traffic loading and growth forecast.
  • Define requirements for high frequency ground site diversity & redundancy Architectures.
  • Create detailed scope requirements for the RFP, collaborate with the technical leads & Project Managers to ensure the success of the design detailed in the RFP, including communication regarding technical scope, schedule, budget, and resource needs.

You should definitely have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the stated requirement).
  • At least 10-years of recent experience with Ground Hub infrastructure design and architecture.
  • Perform engineering calculations related to the Hub design the sizing & diversity architecture.
  • Design and develop requirements documentation and for the ground Hub design & required diversity/redundancy.
  • Good knowledge of Satellite hub Vendors' platforms capabilities, BW management, QoS capabilities in FWD/RTN
  • Expert-level knowledge of satellite ground systems including antenna systems, active and passive RF components, transmission lines, and RF propagation theory.
  • Expert-level knowledge of transmission system redundancy schemes, frequency conversion theory, and RF amplification theory
  • Expert-level of various Modulation and Coding schemes used in today's satellite industry
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to resolve complex problems, provide technical leadership for cross-functional teams, resolve conflicts and move projects forward
  • Demonstrable expertise in Satellite Ground infrastructure and end-to-end echo-system.
  • Candidate should be action oriented, with strong interpersonal skills that enable the influencing of others towards solutions and agreement.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present effectively to senior leadership, influence stakeholders and garner support
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, etc.)

It would be nice if you had:
  • Understanding Hub platform demarcation points (terrestrial, satellite)
  • Experience in IP and serial interfacing theory and applications
  • Experience in Monitoring and Control systems
  • Knowledge of NGSO satellites non-satellite-based communication technologies such as cellular, terrestrial microwave, optical systems
  • Knowledge of Network Management orchestration

What it's like to work with us:
Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite and inflight connectivity landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.
  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

Other Job Info:
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
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Culture
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Eat lunch together
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Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
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