Senior Systems Technician
EchoStar - Cheyenne, WY

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Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with Satellite uplinks throughout the U.S. including Gilbert, AZ and Cheyenne, WY , EchoStar is a billion dollar company with over 5,000 employees worldwide and more than 25 years of experience designing, developing and distributing award-winning television set-top boxes, services and related delivery products for television. EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions that enhance today's home entertainment lifestyle. It’s wholly owned subsidiary, Hughes , is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies and managed network services for enterprises and governments in more than 100 countries.

Among the many offerings of this combined powerhouse in broadband data and video are HughesNet ®, the market's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service; Sling Media's award-winning SlingLoaded ® technology; Move Networks' adaptive bit-rate streaming technology; and Troppus’ software suite that combines a Client Application, an Agent Application and a powerful Semantic Knowledge Management System, and Blockbuster.

The IPTV Senior Systems Technician will be responsible for Tier 1 support and systems monitoring for the IPTV department. This department maintains the IPVOD (Internet Protocol Video on Demand) content infrastructure for EchoStar. The department converts video content to a format suitable for STB’s (Set Top boxes), hosts this content on storage and streams to the STB when requested by a customer over the customer’s existing Broadband. This position will expose successful applicants to a wide variety of enterprise systems such as video trans-coders, IP switches, routers, firewalls, server farms, virtual environments, network attached storage and high speed wide area networks.

Primary Responsibilities:
Monitor the health of the network, storage and Servers using Solar winds Orion software.

Customer facing Tier 1 telephone contact for Content providers.

Generating trouble tickets when requested and escalating to tier II when necessary.

Following up with tier II and customers to confirm problems are fully rectified.

Basic trouble shooting of computer servers and network devices.

Basic installation of Operating systems and software applications.

Coaching of junior staff on IPTV systems and proper procedures.

Other duties as assigned. This list is not meant to be a comprehensive inventory of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.

This position is a shift position as this role requires 24/7 staffing.

Education/Certification /Requirements:
At least 1 year supervisory experience or direct Tier 1 experience in a related field.

CCENT, A+, Network + or any Microsoft or Linux certification.

Must be computer literate and basic knowledge of computer networks.

Education to associate degree or equivalent computer industry experience.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret statistical data so trends can be recognized before they become a problem.

Ability to define and analyze problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to effectively communicate with customer and co-workers.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a Cisco CCENT exam within 1 year of accepting this position. Training material will be provided in the form of Books, Videos and access to a virtual Cisco training environment.


Medical, Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Insurance

Flexible spending options and Employee Assistance Plan

401(k) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Referral Program

Training Opportunities

FREE DISH Network Satellite TV System and Programming

FREE Hughes Network Service

50% Discounts on Sling technology and service

Corporate discounts for retail and personal travel

Opportunity for a level of responsibility that could take years to reach in other companies

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EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar) operates two primary business units: Digital Set-Top Box business and Satellite Services business. Digital...