DISH

Solutions Architect

US-CO-Englewood
Job ID
2017-40201
Category
Engineering

Summary

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 launch of 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 have a bold sense of pride, adventure, and desire to win – it’s in our DNA.  And 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 driven Senior Systems Engineer to fulfill the duties of a System and Solution Architect by providing technical and operational system design for a mix of computing hardware and software platforms.  The role of this candidate is to assume technical responsibility for the overall architectural and engineering design of complex, real-time, mission critical environments directly supporting 12+ million subscribers. This team has adopted the Scaled Agile Framework model (http://www.scaledagileframework.com/system-team/) to manage their work and projects.   In conjunction with other architects, the incumbent for this role will help establish, validate, and drive the common technological and architectural vision for the Software and Systems Engineering team.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

 

  • Work with customers, stakeholders, product managers, and product owners to understand and maintain a high level understanding of the backend broadcast systems and OTT requirements
  • Determine and communicate the Nonfunctional Requirements for the system
  • Evaluate design alternatives and perform cost benefit analysis to reduce solution costs over time.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate models and documentation necessary to describe how the system does what it is intended to do
  • Define and split architectural initiatives into features
  • Present the technological vision of the system during release planning to include domain models and exemplary use cases
  • Serve as a resource to help the teams make appropriate system and component level design decisions during implementation
  • Work with enterprise architects to establish the architectural runway to promote solutions that enable business units to realize future goals within the wider organizational architectural constraints.

 

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Skills - Experience and Requirements

The successful Senior Systems Engineer will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related technical degree and at least 10 years of relevant professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 8 or more years of experience performing general Linux and/or Windows system administration including installation, maintenance, upgrade, configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting and resolving operating system issues
  • 2 or more years of experience with advanced Linux/UNIX Commands
  • 2 or more years of experience with writing code/scripts in basic programming/scripting languages
  • 2 or more years of experience with storage solutions, for example EMC Storage Area Networks (SAN) 
  • At least 1 year of experience in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field
  • At least 1 year experience with video delivery systems over satellite and/or internet, to include system requirements definition, system design, and business use case analysis
  • Experience with performance testing of IaaS/PaaS systems.
  • Ability to manage 3-4 concurrent projects and corresponding activities and tasks
  • Experience with CA Release Automation platform and associated tools and technologies
  • Experience with Agile at Scale, SAFe, Lean Systems Engineering, and Kanban
  • At least 3 years of experience using test automation tools like Jenkins, ReadyAPI, SOAPUI, etc

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