Senior Network Engineer

Req ID:  32323
Travel:  Less than 10%

Atlanta, GA, US, 30294

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 3 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled



Join an innovative team that is responsible for evolving the customer experience by establishing globalized connectivity without boundaries. By reaching beyond the satellite industry to leverage the broader communications landscape, our vision will define the performance and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers who will continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come.


Your role in helping us shape the future:

As a leading contributor, you will be at the forefront of shaping DevNetOps practices aimed at enhancing network infrastructure and service delivery through an evolving Network Reliability Engineering discipline. You will be part of a team responsible for design, requirements analysis, architecture, development, evaluation, prototype demonstration, production implementation, and technical documentation within this area of Network Engineering. The position maintains a balanced set of skills in networks and systems, with focus on automation and programmability.

As a core tenant, you will contribute to network automation and orchestration strategies that will support network architecture, service provisioning, infrastructure deployment, and operations.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Participate in the design, implementation, and support of network automation and orchestration solutions. Deploy and maintain the software and applications required for those solutions across the IntelsatOne network infrastructure and its services.
  • Analyze day-to-day tasks performed by Network Engineering teams and demonstrate how they can be improved by automation and/or programmability with emphasis on facilitating faster, more reliable deployment of infrastructure and delivery of services.
  • Treat the network as code and adopt a culture of continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous response with extensive, well-defined pipelines.
  • Practice “management-by-metrics” where analytics and deep-learning through rigorous data collection are imperative; define metrics (KPI’s) and implement subsequent Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) for measuring network reliability.
  • Represent the department always, as a technical SME; build a feedback loop between various cross-functional teams within Network Engineering to identify, quantify, and address network risks. Work closely with Finance, Engineering, and other departments to ensure the profitability of all project design.
  • Provide proactive leadership to mentor and coach guidance to all team members.


Can you drive these processes?

Network Automation; Network Orchestration; Network Programmability; Network-as-Code; Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP); SDN Controllers; Capacity Management Systems; Network Functions Virtualization (NFV); Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)


You should definitely have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline with at least 3-5 years of network and/or systems experience (or an equivalent amount of education and work experience).
  • Subject matter expertise in IP Network Administration or Systems Administration, with a secondary discipline of either IP Network Administration, Systems Administration, or Application Deployment.
  • Intermediate level understanding and/or implementation of network architectures, best practices, and protocols such as; IPv4, IPv6, IS-IS, OSPF, MP-BGP, LDP, RSVP-TE, HSRP, VRRP, and STP.
  • Experience with reading and manipulating modeling, data serialization, and encoding formats such as YANG, YAML, JSON, and XML, respectively, with an understanding of underlying structures and their performance.
  • Experience in reading, dissecting, and consuming Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) in a RESTful architecture.
  • Experience with high-level programming and/or scripting in Python, Go, and/or Shell, respectively, with emphasis on using network and/or data communication libraries to accomplish network automation and programmability tasks.
  • Experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible.
  • Experience working with IP network performance technologies and solutions to deliver Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and optimize network infrastructures.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, utilize creative problem-solving abilities, and efficiently interact with peers.


It would be nice if you had:

  • Professional level network certifications such as the CCNP.
  • Professional level Linux certifications such as the LFCS.
  • Experience with Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO).
  • Experience with using virtualization and/or containers to scale compute, network, and application resources.
  • Strong knowledge of software implementation and/or application deployment methodologies, practices, concepts, and solutions.


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

  • You will seek out areas of duplication and inefficiency that can either be replaced by existing tool sets or represent areas of opportunity to introduce automation.
  • You will be able to create well-defined pipelines and processes, understanding the importance of defining and utilizing metrics to measure performance and promote continuous improvement.
  • You will interact with Intelsat upstream and downstream teams to define detailed Statement of Work (SOW) documentation.
  • Job requires ability to sit for long periods of time


  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta