Video Compression Engineer I

US-WY-Cheyenne | US-AZ-Gilbert
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 Technologies Company, DTC, is seeking a Compression Engineer for our Cheyenne, WY  uplink facility to design, implement and maintain all video and audio compression systems needed to support customers. Compression engineers work across multiple departments to resolve concerns with audio and video quality, signal handling, encryption, specialized hardware and transmission. This compression group maintains system excellence in the design, build out, and implementation of all a/v transport systems at DTC.  At the heart of the broadcast center, Compression collaborates with multiple teams to deliver DTC’s high standard for system uptime and quality of service.  With the constant evolution of technology, the pace is quick and the scope of work is ever evolving, though the foundation skills of video compression, networking, troubleshooting, and virtualization remain.  The Compression team is a great fit for job seekers who embrace new and specialized technologies, thrive on the improvement and sharing of knowledge, and seek out unique challenges. Working in Compression demands a tenacious, detail oriented person who is ready to work shifts in an engineering environment.


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Support the video encoding and multiplexing infrastructure and work to ensure content quality meets or exceeds specifications and customer expectations
  • System design, with consideration to physical, logical and operational implications
  • Represent the Compression Team as a technical lead through interactions with peers, vendors,  suppliers, customers
  • Documentation, including but not limited to configuration, operation, system troubleshooting, and training
  • Coordinate training for any managed systems that are either new or involve system / process changes in order to ensure overall team awareness and understanding of system. This may be in conjunction with the department training team
  • Establish, plan, communicate, and execute all project deliverables with deadlines to meet project timetables. Complete assignments in a timely manner, while still maintaining quality standards
  • Interact with peers, vendors, suppliers, customers, and other EchoStar teams
  • System errors, discrepancies, and outage resolution.  This must include analysis to determine cause of issue, complete with documentation of events and explanation.  Depending on the scenario, additional steps may be necessary including, but not limited to;
  • The development and communication of operational and/or system changes
  • Communication for any necessary research information to be gathered for future events
  • Scheduled resolution of any ongoing non customer impacting matter
  • Escalation and coordination with next level of engineering if cause is not determinable
  • Post impact analysis to identify similarities and/or recurrences in events to better respond to trends.  Detailed action plans developed to address these trends with team communication and possible escalation to next level engineering or vendor
  • Research new technologies and specifications for how they may apply to the compression systems.
  • Provide Tier2 support for the technician team
  • Perform Maintenance on department systems
  • Research past events and acquire information for a final analysis
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams and must be flexible enough to deal with different technical skill levels, skill sets and a highly dynamic work environment and schedules
  • Creative approach to problems not covered by existing procedures is important



Skills - Experience and Requirements

The successful Engineer I - Compression wil have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or  four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 or more years of related experience
  • 1 or more years of technical lead experience
  • Work any shift as assigned, as dictated by the needs of a 24/7 business
  • Comfortably lift equipment, up to 50 pounds in weight, and place in racks or storage areas.
  • Lift above head, below ankle, or be able to use ladders and stools

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  1 or more years of experience in managing personnel
  • Understanding of video compression and transport stream analysis
  • Understanding of networking and cloud computing
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance procedures, system documentation, technical manuals, system diagrams, etc
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to  write detailed procedures and technical documentation
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of vendors, customers, peers, or management
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and must be flexible enough to deal with different technical skill levels, skill sets and a highly dynamic work environment and schedules
  • The ability to creatively approach problems not covered by existing procedures is important
  • Ability to deal with concurrent problems and issues effectively
  • Ability to work under a dynamic and high-pressure environment


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