EchoStar is looking for a Linux/Unix Engineer II to provide exceptional technical and operational system support for a mix of computing hardware and software platforms. The role of this position is to design, implement and maintain server infrastructure supporting a diverse set of applications and to provide AIX, Linux, and Windows systems administration across multiple platforms. This position will work closely with various Engineering and Operation teams in all phases of development, implementation, and operations.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor and manage IBM pseries, Compaq Alpha, and Intel-based servers
Manage application environments to minimize outages and service interruptions
Quickly troubleshoot problems and analyze failures to minimize outages and service interruptions
Communicate problems and solutions both verbally and in written form to peers and management
Maintain network monitoring and control tools
Work with various engineering teams to deploy new features and upgrades
Proactively identify and recommend updates to software, hardware, or architecture as necessary before reaching capacity limitations
Develop and implement shell scripts to manage operational and administrative needs
Manage 3-5 projects simultaneously and complete them on schedule
Create and maintain technical documents and standard operating procedures
May manage the daily operations and tasks for a small team working on 2-3 projects
Participate in rotating on-call schedule
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer/Management Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent experience.
Three to five years of experience performing general Linux and Windows system administration including installation, maintenance, upgrade, configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting and resolving operating system issues
Experience with one or more of the following: C, UNIX shell scripting, Perl, Python, or similar languages
Experience with installing, configuring, and administering web applications
Working knowledge of TCP/IP
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of training users in applications
Must be self-motivated and able to work effectively both alone and as part of a team
Provide on-call support to address critical issues and emergencies as they arise
Some travel may be required
Medical, Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Insurance
Flexible spending options and Employee Assistance Plan
401(k) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employee Referral Program
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
EchoStar - 19 months ago
EchoStar provides satellite services for video transport and digital cinema distribution. Whether delivering multichannel digital services...