• Engineer I - Earth Station Operations

    Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Job ID
    DT Uplink Management
  • 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 an Earth Station Operations (ESO) Engineer I at our uplink facility in Cheyenne, WY.  The ESO is responsible for the design vision, development, installation and repair of ESO equipment, components and sub-systems.  The scope of this job includes  the field service and engineering analysis of the radio frequency (RF) equipment used in a large scale satellite uplink center.  This position will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the reception and transmission systems of a large-scale satellite earth terminal


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

    • Primary resource for the troubleshooting and repair of all ESO equipment components and for the fabrication and installation of wave guide assemblies, cables, and fiber optic systems.
    • Plan and coordinate the installation, maintenance and testing activities as required ensuring compliance with specifications, procedures, and departmental requirements.
    • System administration support including database management and development, link budget analysis software, or AutoCAD/Visio systems design/layout integration. 
    • Performs component level troubleshooting and repair on high powered amplifiers, frequency converters, fiber optic systems, switching units, antenna control systems and other equipment.
    • Assists the shift Supervisor on all aspects of training, project management, and collateral duties.
    • Rotational shift work, working during holidays and weekends may also be required.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Engineer I - ESO will have the following:

    • BS degree in Electronics Engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education
    • Substantial expert knowledge in all Operations and Maintenance (O&M) requirements related to geosynchronous satellite ground station systems and the Space Segment signal link management.
    • System level and bench level electronics troubleshooting experience.
    • Expert in test equipment usage (spectrum analyzers, signal generators, synthesized sweepers, and network analyzers).
    • The ability to lift 75 pounds, work in inclement weather conditions and effectively communicate voice details via short wave radio, voice box or telephone to convey information.
    • Requires ability to climb ladders and work at 50 foot heights in an aerial lift.




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