Systems Engineer

Req ID:  32881
Travel:  Less than 40%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered



You will play a vital role leading the architecture and subsystem integration of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and Third-Party Vender Software (3PV SW) in support of inflight solutions. You should have the desire to support the development and troubleshooting of complex systems from concept and throughout the system’s lifecycle.


Your projects will include novel and industry leading Satellite Communication (SATCOM) inflight systems and ancillary equipment development and integration.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Be a leader of system integration efforts ensuring hardware and software compatibility across LRUs and systems
  • Remain an active participant in new development Integrated Product Teams (IPT’s) defining system and subsystem requirements
  • Take pride in owning the functionality of inflight connectivity laboratory systems at multiple sites (hardware & 3PV SW)
  • Maintain a proactive stance identifying and resolving new development, sustaining engineering, and/or system integration issues
  • Demonstrate team building and troubleshooting skills while interfacing closely with Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering, software development teams, and other cross-functional teams
  • Use your effective communication skills detailing technical issues and solutions while troubleshooting with vendors and/or customers to resolve issues


Can you drive these processes?

Participates in discussions with project participants and stakeholders on future system improvements or changes


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience in one or more; SATCOM, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering or other relative experience


It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience in Linux, networking, SNMP, and supporting SW tools
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and JIRA
  • Knowledge of aviation standards and testing (e.g., ARINC and DO160)



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.


  • 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: Chicago