Hardware Engineer - Gogo Commercial Aviation

Req ID:  33044
Travel:  None

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

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



Your role in helping us shape the future:

You will play an integral role in developing new aircraft hardware Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and ensuring these units meeting internal, industry, aircraft manufacture, and airworthiness requirements.  You should have the desire to work with cross functional teams and vendors to ensure Intelsat is incorporating the latest technology and building the best product possible. 

Your projects will range from defining aircraft equipment and troubleshooting / improving existing parts to working with aircraft manufacturers to validate and test parts to rigorous environmental and electromagnetic effect requirements.


Are you up to the challenge?

•  Demonstrate your technical expertise by defining hardware requirements required to enable in-flight connectivity (IFC) system installations on aircraft production lines, based on joint Intelsat engineering and OEM specific (size/weight/power, environmental specifications, etc.) requirements.

•  Establish your ability to work in a team by collaborating with vendors to verify designs meet all applicable requirements, provide feedback on prototype development, and confirm performance during product validation testing.

•  Showcase your attention to detail by verifying all vendor and/or FAA mandated airworthiness requirements (per DO-160G, Boeing D6-xx, Airbus ABD-xx, etc.) are met.

•  Generate qualification test plans and oversee their execution.

•  Use your effective communication skills to compile information and document compliance with requirements, in writing or via presentations, as mandated by OEM partners.

•  Interface closely with network and test teams to ensure that all system level performance and physical interface requirements are met


Can you drive these processes?

Review requirement documents; provide engineering oversight (in design, prototyping and testing phases) for development efforts; Lead vendor and linefit (OEM system installation) teleconferences.


You should definitely have:

•  Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other equivalent program.

•  2+ years of related engineering experience in one or more; SATCOM, Systems Engineering, hardware development, avionics system testing, aircraft systems integration, or other relative experience. 


It would be nice if you had:

•  Previous avionics, Satcom, or aircraft IFE/connectivity system experience

•  Previous experience related to RF or wireless connectivity technologies

•  Previous experience qualifying aircraft hardware


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


About Us:

We’re Gogo Commercial Aviation an Intelsat company. We believe the internet should do everything it does on the ground, in the sky. Our worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.



  • 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.


  • 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: Chicago