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Chief Antenna Engineer at Hughes Network Systems

Chief Antenna Engineer

Hughes Network Systems Gaithersburg, MD (Onsite) Full-Time

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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Chief Antenna Engineer. Follow [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Chief Antenna Engineer on Twitter.

EchoStar has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Antenna Engineer in our Hughes Network Systems division supporting our active array antenna and other leading edge communication product developments.  This position will be located at our office in Gaithersburg, MD and will include the development and support of disruptive products for fixed, aeronautical, maritime, and land mobile satellite applications.


  • Manage leading-edge engineering development projects for satellite communications with emphasis on phased array antennas
  • Design and develop innovative technical hardware solutions for satellite and terrestrial communications systems. The areas of interest include compact active phased array antennas comprising beamforming arrays, high-speed digital hardware, and RF circuits in a tightly integrated product.
  • Responsibility for all aspects of the product life cycle from concept and analysis through development, integration, qualification, and production
  • Work effectively across multiple corporate functions including business, engineering, operations, and manufacturing
  • Manage engineering teams engaged in advanced hardware satellite communications product developments


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronic Engineering or related technical field
  • 10 years of experience in product design including one or more of the following disciplines:  High speed digital circuit design, microwave circuit design, digital signal processing, system integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical field
  • Great communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience with antennas and transceivers for satellite communications
  • Experience with embedded processors and high-speed digital circuits
  • Experience in design of digital systems for high quantity and high reliability
  • Expertise in wireless communication systems and signal processing
  • Working knowledge of communications theory

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


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.

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