Senior Engineer - Systems

Job ID
Systems Engineering


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 Senior Systems Engineer at its Cheyenne, WY data center to work on creating next generation systems with tools such as Linux, SaltStack, Kubernetes and Docker.  This position is also responsible for providing subject matter escalation of applications for the Network Operations Center. 


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Provide Tier 3 escalated application/systems support
  • Perform fault management and problem resolution in a highly complex, mission critical Data Center environment
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure problem resolution and minimize time to restoral
  • Lead next generation technology proof of concept trials with both Open Source and Commercial software/hardware
  • Systems change management: support modifications, maintenance to complex data center systems
  • Perform software and hardware upgrades to maintain the high performance requirements of the environment
  • Lead implementation of new systems into production systems
  • Ensure that data center documentation is kept up-to-date.

Skills - Experience and Requirements

The successful Senior Systems Engineer  will:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline and 4 or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 or more years with a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, Debian or CentOS
  • Must be able to participate in on-call
  • 3 or more years with technology such as KVM, VMWare,  Kubernetes or Docker
  • 2 or more years with technology such as Apache, Tomcat or PHP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scripting experience in one or more languages (Python, Java, Shell)
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret data so that trends can be recognized before they become a customer-impacting issue
  • Isilon and EMC storage technologies
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with customers, coworkers, and management
  • Supporting computer systems within a live production service environment
  • Database configurations and administration including SQL
  • Network architectures including web servers, web caches, databases, storage area networks, clustered storage systems, routing, etc
  • Good logical and problem-solving skills



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