Embedded Software Principal Engineer

  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Germantown, MD, United States
  • 04 Oct, 2022

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 echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

Hughes has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Application Development Engineer. This position will be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.

As a Software Engineer, you will be working as part of an Agile team to analyze, design, develop, test, document, and implement high-performance, real-time/embedded applications incorporating all technical elements from low level driver development to user interfaces. We are seeking individuals with a proven track record in software engineering, specifically with design, implementation, and integration of high availability, scalable complex embedded networking systems

Responsibilities:

  • Review system requirements and design
  • Actively participate in systems designs to come up with innovative solutions
  • Work with technical leads across teams and disciplines to develop high availability scalable satellite systems
  • “Lead projects and/or team members”
  • Implement software applications passing through all stages of development
  • Present project objectives, risks and success criteria to management team
  • Provide clear and detailed status reports on a regular basis to management team
  • Analyze and resolve software issues
  • Participate in development and maintenance of software documentation

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field
  • 10 or more years of software development experience which could include any of the following:
    • Object-oriented design and development skills
    • C/C++ programming
    • Scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
    • Multi-threaded application development and inter-process communication
    • Software development in real-time embedded Linux environments
    • Developing Linux device drivers and Linux kernel modules a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of knowledge of Satellite-based systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical writing skills to ensure software and technical decisions are described clearly with required illustrations
  • Exposure to Web Technologies (HTML/JAVASCRIPT/APIs)
  • Algorithm development experience
  • Networking knowledge
  • Familiarity with CPU Architecture and HW basics
  • Self-motivated individual with a “can do” attitude and the drive to learn new things

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.

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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.