Associate Rotation Program - Engineering Track

Req ID:  34001
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 Satellite Control Systems, Satellite Engineering and Asset Planning 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 degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
•    Technical aptitude and can quickly adapt to new tools, computer software and applications
•    Proficiency with Object Oriented Software Design and common design patterns
•    Proficiency with computer software development using industry standard languages (for example: C++, C#, Python, Java script, etc.)
•    Understanding of the relational database model and familiarity with data management tools such as Oracle or SQL Server
•    Experience in performing analysis in Excel and/or Matlab. 
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Interpersonal skills including diplomacy and maturity in relating and interacting with people with differing skillsets
•    Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, with a strong sense of deadline and deliverable urgency
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


It would be nice if you have:
•    Experience with Visual Basic
•    Advanced coursework in controls, electronics, thermodynamics and/or dynamics
•    Participation in school project demonstrating creative problem solving, teamwork, and thoroughness
•    Job experience in applicable engineering discipline

Months 1-8 as an Associate, Satellite Control Systems
You will will participate in the development of new tools around the core telemetry and commanding infrastructure to facilitate situational awareness and supporting our customers’ needs.  
Some of your responsibilities will include:
•    Conduct requirements analysis, architectural and detail design, coding, implementation, and testing for highly integrated complex information systems 
•    Collaborate with other developers on the various software implementation tasks and participate actively in that implementation
•    Identify and resolve systems software issues, also identifying and implementing process improvements
•    Produce appropriate support documentation for applications in development


Months 8-16 as an Associate Satellite Engineer 
You will support the operations of Intelsat's satellite fleet by providing support to the Bus Engineering team responsible for Attitude Control, Data handling, Power, Thermal and mechanical Subsystems.  
Some of your responsibilities will include:
•    Study, learn and train to develop intimate knowledge of geostationary communication spacecraft mission requirements, design, space environment, routine and emergency procedures and operations history and learned lessons
•    Maintain schedule of routine planned spacecraft operations for assigned spacecraft, direct and monitor execution and review results
•    Perform routine analysis to monitor the health of spacecraft systems throughout the satellites lifecycle 
•    Support the development, testing and maintenance of spacecraft operation procedures, including performance on the satellite simulator
•    Support the refinement of spacecraft operations processes
•    Execute assigned operations projects that involve investigation, information gathering, design review, documentation, execution and reporting
•    Support operations integration of new spacecraft
•    Participate in the development of software tools, methods and procedures to improve operations efficiencies
•    Support the development and refinement for multiple satellite ground control systems


Months 16-24 as an Associate, Asset Planning
You will help to optimize Intelsat inventory Mbps for our Products Flex and CBH. You will be focused on developing, communicating, supporting and implementing technical and commercial optimization. You will work in close coordination with products global accounts, BSE and Sales.
Some of your responsibilities will include:
•    Design and produce timely and meaningful analysis and data interpretation derived from commercial, performance and operational datasets
•    Perform complex evaluations and technical feasibility analysis to recommend grooming and/or beam re-points in coordination within Solutions Development and Sales 
•    Assist with development, implementation, and documentation of quality assurance (QA) processes to ensure that reported data is accurate and reliable


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