Lead Software Engineer - Gogo Commercial Aviation

Req ID:  33682
Travel:  Less than 10%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Advanced degree (e.g. Master’s)
Experience:  At least 10 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled



Your role in helping us shape the future:

As a Lead Engineer, you will play a vital role in Developing & Designing services for Unified Portal Manager. You will design, develop and deploy server infrastructure to provide ground-based services to our customers, airborne products, and internal stakeholders. You should have the desire to support the development of complex systems from concept and throughout the system’s lifecycle. Additionally, you will work with the latest cloud technologies.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Demonstrate team building and troubleshooting skills while interfacing closely with Quality Engineering, Frontend Development and other cross-functional teams.
  • Provide a proactive attitude identifying and resolving new development and system integration issues
  • As a Lead engineer you should enjoy working on different projects and technologies, across teams, and using the latest languages and tools.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Contribute to process improvements, including researching and introducing new development tools.
  • Guide implementation of best practices for application design/development
  • Strong SCRUM/Agile work ethic – Ability to contribute productively to a fast-paced development team, delivering demonstrable code in 2-week sprints.
  • Contribute to a healthy and collaborative development team with a committed work ethic

You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or other related field or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in systems implementations with a focus on both custom web/mobile application development & commercial software systems implementations; knowledge and experience in multiple technical disciplines required (development, QA, dev-ops, etc) 
  • Strong Core JAVA Skills, Microservices, Rest API, Spring, Hibernate and Web sockets.
  • Solid experience with SQL/NoSQL and cloud-based technologies. 
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems.
  • Build traditional and serverless applications on an AWS Platform including EC2, Lambda, DynamoDB, and S3.
  • Experience in Unit testing and TDD best practices with tools like Junit, Mockito, Spock, Jest, Karma, Jasmine.

It would be nice if you had:

•           Experience in Containerization with Docker or Kubernetes.

•           Experience in React JS, Redux, modular CSS, JavaScript.

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 Intelsat Inflight, the inflight internet 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.


Other Job Info:

•           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.


  • 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: Chicago