Engineer I - Compression

Location US-VA-Quicksburg
Job ID
DT Uplink Management


DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Dish is seeking a Engineer I - Compression to join the Compression team in Quicksburg, VA to design, implement, and maintain all video and audio compression systems needed to support DISH’s customers. The Compression team is responsible for the entire video encoding and multiplexing infrastructure within DISH and constantly works to ensure our content quality meets or exceeds DISH specifications and customer expectations. At the heart of the broadcast center, Compression works across multiple departments to resolve concerns with audio and video quality, signal handling, encryption, specialized hardware and transmission. Compression is apt for someone who embraces new and specialized technologies, thrives on the improvement and sharing of knowledge, and seeks out unique challenges. Working in Compression requires a tenacious, detail oriented person who is willing to work shifts to support our 24 hour services.


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:


  • Assist compression engineers in the maintenance of all compression systems at the uplink facility.
  • Maintain, monitor, and configure MPEG content in a multi-channel broadcast environment.
  • Manage networks controlling, monitoring, and distributing digitally encoded audio/video content.
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot the transmission of digital video signals across local and wide area networks utilizing TCP/IP and fiber networks.
  • Help complete daily activity reports and maintain department documentation.
  • This position requires shift work.




Skills - Experience and Requirements

The successful Engineer I - Compression will have the following:


  • Associate’s Degree (AAS) (or equivalent from a two year college or technical school) and 2 or more years IT or video systems experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 or more years of experience with Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • 2 or more years of experience with networking protocols to include TCP/IP, BOOTP, TFTP.
  • Must be U.S. citizen or possess US Permanent Resident status.
  • The ability to work rotating shifts to support 24x7x365 environment according to the needs of the business.
  • The ability to communicate via 2-way radio and respond to audible alerts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with digital video routing systems.
  • Moderate experience with RF modulation schemes to include, QPSK and 8PSK.
  • Experience with professional digital video encoding equipment.








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