EchoStar OTT Services is looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to architect and manage the complex and quickly evolving systems infrastructure supporting our TV Everywhere initiatives for consumers. The perfect candidate must demonstrate a careful balance of objectivity and expertise and the ability to communicate each effectively.
This position requires a mixture of architecture, engineering, and support. Qualified candidates should have highly developed troubleshooting and analytical skills. This position can be hired in either Superior, Colorado or Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, 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 Digital.
Duties and Responsibilities
Architect, supervise and participate in the implementation of technologies and platforms supporting a complex web services and virtualized infrastructure.
Ensure high availability of OTT Services platforms that support our consumer facing applications as well as development teams.
Troubleshoot and remediate Tier 3 issues impacting the operation of OTT services
Provide direction and supervision of Tier 1,2 operations staff on the implementation and upgrade of DNS, NTP, Active Directory, Terminal Services and Management automation technologies.
Serve as one of the primary points of contact for complex Linux infrastructure deployments and troubleshooting.
Work closely with all levels of OTT Services team to define infrastructure roadmaps that balance upgrades with application requirements.
Assist with planning and implementing systems and network integrations.
Document the design, operation and troubleshooting of technology platforms and procedures.
Mentor and educate OTT Services staff on the operation and configuration of new infrastructure systems and their interoperability.
Perform all activities in keeping with established change management and approval procedures.
Evaluate new technologies and platforms to determine their applicability to solving our business challenges and needs.
Participate in cross-functional team efforts to identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks and make performance-related recommendations (hardware, software, configuration).
Skills and Qualifications
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Information Systems - education requirement can be substituted with demonstrated commensurate experience.
Strong Supervisory skills a must.
Expert knowledge of DNS, NTP, Active Directory, Terminal Services and Management automation technologies
Expert in at least one scripting language – Shell, Perl, PHP etc.
Expert skills required for the installation, configuration, and management large scale Linux and Windows installs in a highly virtualized environment
Expert experience with large-scale, web services design and deployments with a strong understanding of scaling, performance and scheduling
Strong experience with a variety of Linux flavors
Well versed in complex performance tuning and benchmarking of Linux and Windows environments
Practical knowledge of large scale CDN environments
Hands-on experience with the following network platforms: F5 load balancers, CheckPoint Firewalls and Cisco Nexus converged switching
Demonstrated successes in projects requiring data replication technologies, server migration and disaster recovery strategies.
Able to communicate clearly with peers as well as management and provide technical leadership to more junior team members.
Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities
The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward
Beyond the Purely Technical:
Very analytical and thorough in tasks assigned.
Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups
Quick learner with excellent communication and documentation skills.
Good common sense - knowing what you don't know and when to ask.
Willing to be part of an on-call rotation on Tier 3 escalations for nights; weekend support is a must.
A great attitude is essential. Must work well without direct supervision and as part of a team
EchoStar - 21 months ago
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