Senior Mobility Software Engineer - Gogo Commercial Aviation

Req ID:  33684
Travel:  Less than 10%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Four-year college degree
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:

Come join the RF/RAN Engineering team as a Senior Mobility Software Engineer. You will provide software tool development in C/C++, KML, and Linux scripting languages to control, analyze, and optimize mobility satellite operation on aircraft.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Generate tools to create and validate control files which govern remote satellite operation
  • Create new simulation capabilities to enhance capacity management algorithms
  • Compare empirical and simulation data to improve simulation models
  • Extend simulation capabilities to generate control files from simulation results
  • Develop tools to visualize geographic performance of satellite networks to better understand, troubleshoot, predict, and tune satellite RAN networks
  • Create Apache Tomcat web pages on Linux to share RAN performance information
  • Provide satellite regulatory zone GIS support
  • Create new tools for converting geocoded data between GXT, KML, SQL, CSV and various simulation data file formats
  • Provide tools to enable other teams to perform root cause analysis to find and fix problems in existing satellite networks


Can you drive these processes?

Empower RF RAN engineering with new tools; drive profitability by inventing new capacity management algorithms; expand simulation capabilities to predict and design future networks; teach others how to leverage new tools and methods to increase productivity.


You should definitely have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of C/C++ experience in development of Unix/Linux-based tools
  • Expertise in Unix/Linux scripting languages such as bash, perl, python, make, etc.
  • GIS experience knowledgeable in geospatial calculations and presentation
  • Google Earth KML language experience for graphical information display
  • MariaDB, MySQL or similar Linux-based database and ODBC experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills including technical documentation, written reports and delivery of presentations


It would be nice if you had:

  • Gilat or iDirect satellite infrastructure system configuration and performance experience
  • Satellite simulation or mobility project experience
  • Satellite modem hardware or firmware experience
  • Knowledge of satellite GXT EIRP and G/T file format standards
  • Computer graphics algorithm experience
  • Linux kernel development
  • Linux server administration


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.


  • 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: Chicago