Senior Principal Engineer, Media Planning

Req ID:  34345
Travel:  Less than 10%

Atlanta, GA, US, 30294

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 10 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled





Your role in helping us shape the future:


Join Intelsat’s Network Planning Engineering team within the Network Engineering organization! Our team is responsible for planning the physical infrastructure of both the IntelsatOne backbone network as well as the global teleport network.  This physical infrastructure enables access to Intelsat’s fleet of over 50 satellites and enables services to be deployed across the network including Managed Media (Intelsat’s media customers include all major US and World broadcasters as well as cable service providers), IP and Broadband services to land based and mobile customers (Intelsat’s Broadband customers include maritime/aero mobility services providers, major Telcos and Cellular service providers).


As a part of this team, the Sr. Principal Engineer, Media Planning will be working with seasoned engineers to help perform satellite ground infrastructure and terrestrial network infrastructure planning, inventory management, facility cost control, and advanced customer solution development.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Responsible for strategic vision and network optimization of Intelsat’s media assets.
  • Own the media deployment strategy for all POPs and teleports designated with media capability.
  • Apply expert Solutions Development skills and processes, including development of media designs and cost projections for non-standard media opportunities.
  • Develop Project Plans to address media solution deployments
  • Develop cost models and business case templates for media solutions.
  • Anticipate and clearly articulate risks, opportunities, implications and options, as well as offer sound judgement and recommendations for mitigating opportunity impacting events
  • Coordinate with Planning and Design teams forecasted requirements and impacts to the media network.
  • Develop deployment strategies based on new technologies that may provide improved efficiencies.
  • Establish policies for managing contracted vendor facilities to enable effective network planning and management
  • Work collaboratively with Teleport Operations, Media Engineering and Strategy to provide guidance during all Statement of Work (SOW) process, ensuring that final documentation is clear and accurate to ensure the greatest work efficiency


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Analytics or similar discipline.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of satellite and/or broadcast media network solutions development experience.
  • Strong, demonstrated network design skills, experience delivering multi-faceted satellite/terrestrial network projects involving hub antennas, carrier circuits, colocation, media infrastructure and service implementation.
  • Experience developing and deploying satellite networks for customers on a global scale.  Strong knowledge of RF antennas, theory and associated ground infrastructure.
  • Previous experience in antenna systems and controls, Telecom, Broadband, Video, IP Services, or Facilities Infrastructure preferred
  • Strong, demonstrated, structured problem-solving skills in a complex business environment.
  • Prior experience with budget management and forecasting preferred
  • Excellent organizational and database skills, with the ability to coordinate between multiple systems
  • Effective English language skills, both written and oral and ability to present to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Advanced MS Office Suite skills, Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and Intermediate proficiency in Outlook
  • Ability and desire to work in a cross functional, collaborative environment


It would be nice if you had:

  • Master’s in Business or Engineering.
  • Experience building budgets and business cases. 


What it’s like to work with us:

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


  • 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