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Principal Engineer - Embedded Software

Company: Hughes Network Systems
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.

Hughes has an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior Software Engineer to support business growth. This position will be in our office in Gaithersburg, MD. Hughes is looking for an energetic, creative and team-oriented individual to work on specialized communication modems, network control software and L2/L3 networking for our products & systems used in SATCOM hubs and portable, land-mobile, airborne, helicopters, fixed-wing aircrafts. The individual will be part of an engineering team that develops embedded and server-side software using latest toolchains in a full life cycle software development environment.


* Work from requirements through to software delivery, participating as a team member throughput the software
development life cycle * Collaborate with customers, to understand and analyze requirements

* Develop robust high-level software designs that meet requirements

* Develop code and automated unit tests that meet design

* Resolve issues raised by system test teams in a timely and effective manner


* BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 10 or more years of experience

* 10 years software design and development experience including the development of software design documents

* 10 years in real-time embedded software development, including C/C++, Linux and real-time operating systems (RTOS)

* 5+ years experience developing networking or control software on server-based systems

* US Citizen, and willing and able to work on Govt. DoD projects


* Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

* 10+ years experience reviewing software implementations to ensure they meet system requirements

* 5+ years hands on experience of computer networking principles, L2/L3 networking

* Proficient in Multi-threaded application development and inter-process communication

* Experience writing technical documents for external customers

* Experience working on government systems and/or government process environment

* Experience working on satellite telecommunications systems

* Experience working in an Agile software methodology

* Experience with a configuration management tool (e.g. GIT, Bitbucket)

* Experience of satellite hub/gateway system design and implementation

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. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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