Associate Rotation Program - Analytical Track

Req ID:  34321
Travel:  None

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  <1 year of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled


Intelsat’s Rotational Associate Program is a highly competitive two-year program that provides recent graduates the opportunity to develop their technical skills in the communications industry at the forefront of satellite innovation. As a Rotational Associate, you will work for 8 months at a time, over a two-year period, in three different teams and experience the day-to-day responsibilities of the different career paths and work with different teams as they collaborate to achieve their goals. 


If you are interested in launching your professional career in the satellite communications (SATCOM) industry, join Intelsat in one of our three Rotational Associate positions.


We are committed to providing you with a wide range of industry exposure and the opportunity to be selected for a full-time position upon successful completion of the program.


Intelsat’s Rotational Associate Program
In this track, you will utilize your education and skills and have the opportunity to make a lasting impact working with the Commercial Aviation Product Management, Financial Planning & Analysis and Deal Management teams. Upon successful completion of the 24 month program, you will be promoted and placed accordingly into a role that will align with and build upon your experience.
Program Benefits:
•    Comprehensive Orientation and training and coaching throughout the program
•    Roundtable discussions with key members of the organization
•    Guest speaker events to enhance business perspective
•    Opportunities to present (concluding each 8 month rotation)


You should definitely have:
•    A Bachelor’s or 4-year degree
•    Financial or quantitative background for basic business plans
•    A desire to build product development experience in a fast-moving technology-based organization
•    Understanding of technology and business with an interest in launching software or services in partnership with engineering team
•    Awareness of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), Lean, Agile principles and methodologies
•    A desire to build experience with tools like Jira, Miro, Jama, Kanban & Scrum boards
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
•    Able to analyze operational data and develop timely and accurate presentations of the results (including design of informative tables and graphs where appropriate)
•    Strong organizational skills required, including the ability to manage priorities and complete multiple projects simultaneously
•    Able to work cross-functionally to analyze reporting requirements and develop an efficient process to meet them
•    Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills


It would be nice if you have:

•    A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related field

•    Passion for technology

•    Intern experience in airline industry, eCommerce, or high availability enterprise level Software As a Service (Saas) software products
•    Background in software development
•    SAFe for Teams, SAFe Scrum Master, Leading SAFe training and/or certification
•    Exposure (academic or experiential) in software development / product management tactics such as Behavior Driven Development, Test Driven Development and Product Needs Analysis

Months 1-8 as an Associate Product Owner
You will help define and enable Intelsat Inflight technology solutions that transform airline operations and enhance our position in the marketplace. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to enhance Intelsat Inflight offerings, delivering value for airlines and strengthening our partnerships with aerospace OEMs and third parties.
Some of your responsibilities will include:
•    Build, edit, and maintain the Team Backlog to iteratively deliver software and maximize the value of the products created by the team
•    Contribute to the Program Backlog by partnering with Product Managers for development of an epic and contributing to the organization’s vision and roadmap
•    Participate in story definition, provide the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates and sequencing, guide the team on defining their PI objectives, drive commitment on external dependencies, and represent the team plan, commitments, and risks at readouts and management review
•    Attend regular Agile team meetings including daily standups, backlog grooming, sprint planning and retrospectives. At grooming sessions, the Associate Product Owner will vertically slice features into user stories so that the team can deliver value incrementally
•    Validate that the stories meet the feature acceptance criteria, ensure the appropriate level of automated testing has been created, and that the feature achieves the Definition of Done (DoD)


Months 8-16 as an Associate Financial Analyst 
You will help the Business Unit analysts in gathering the data, producing forecast model, assist with the deliverables and the analysis of the business units forecasting.  
Some of your responsibilities will include:
•    Produce monthly financial results packages for budget holders and analyze business drivers of material variances; work with BU analysts, manager, and partners to establish action plans to address them
•    Asist FP&A team to develop revenue forecast and budget in coordination with business partners and sales directors. Consolidate, analyze, revise and present submissions to manager
•    Periodically update financial forecasts based on new information or changes to the business
•    Support development of long-term strategic plan
•    Work with Accounting to develop necessary accruals and ensure reported results accurately reflect true expenses and comply with GAAP standards
•    Perform ad hoc financial analyses to help drive revenue structure improvement


Months 16-24 as an Associate, Deal Management
You will support Sales and Product staff globally by providing recommendations for "non-standard" deal terms (e.g., pricing, technical requirements, contractual variances).
Some of your responsibilities will include:
•    Engage with sales
•    Work with product team to understand new services
•    Collaborate with finance for revenue recognition requirements
•    Work with pricing team for specific deals and products 
•    Dive into SFDC details and check for accuracy


What it’s like to work with us:
Intelsat is connecting the world and improving lives 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 global culture
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
•    Job requires ability to sit for long periods of time


  • 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: Washington DC