Senior Principal Innovation Architect, Mobile Network Access

Req ID:  30791
Travel:  Less than 10%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 10 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered

Senior Principal Innovation Architect, Mobile Network Access


Come join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing new products and services to market that leverage global connectivity without boundaries.  Intelsat reaches beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape.  You will provide technology leadership for the definition of new services with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open profitable new markets and drive revenue growth, while ensuring the most reliable and secure communications globally.  We are looking for a bold thinker who will continue Intelsat's legacy of innovation and provide leadership for Intelsat's adoption of a mobile core network to drive revenue growth.


Your role in helping us shape the future

You will collaborate within the organization to lead the design and implementation of an evolved packet core within software-defined datacenters to be deployed globally.  As the subject-matter expert for Intelsat's next-generation core network, you will lead development of a clear technology roadmap to offer mobility services that surpass any the satellite industry has offered to date, while ensuring seamless integration between the terrestrial and space-based components with a standards-compliant architecture.  Successful execution of the technology roadmap will be ensured with your leadership across the organization.  To achieve the desired results, you will support the product team in the ideation stage and network engineering in the planning, implementation and launch stages of the product development life cycle.



Are you up to the challenge?

  • Align technology initiatives with the corporate strategy, and communicate this strategy with key stakeholders to collaborate on program execution throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with other technology leaders to author Requests for Proposals and define solutions for product enablement of new network services.
  • Identify technologies, systems and processes to reduce CAPEX and OPEX, then create technical documentation and presentations to effectively communicate your ideas.
  • Lead ideation of mobile core architectures and identify the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to benchmark alternative solutions for Intelsat’s mobile network core.
  • Oversee the evaluation of 4G/LTE and 5G core network technologies with thorough test plans to be executed in collaboration with the Development Engineering team.
  • Participate in 3GPP workgroups to ensure Intelsat’s compliance with relevant standards for 4G/LTE and 5G core networks.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise for Intelsat’s technology roadmap, including 4G and 5G network technologies to be leveraged for mobility use cases.
  • Work with key stakeholders to design a 4G/5G core that integrates seamlessly with Intelsat’s IP/MPLS network and ensure successful implementation.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Ideation of new products and services enabled with a 4G/LTE and 5G access networks
  • Move innovation initiatives through the product development lifecycle to offer new services
  • Architecture, development and testing of mobile network functions to ensure seamless interoperability between Intelsat and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).
  • Incorporation of space-based platforms with new industry standards related to 4G/5G access networks to be deployed by Intelsat


You should definitely have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology
  • At least 10-years of recent experience with mobile network design and architecture
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to resolve complex problems, provide technical leadership for cross-functional teams, resolve conflicts and move projects forward
  • Deep technical understanding of current and future service offerings for mobility customers and the terminal equipment used to access 4G/5G networks
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present effectively to senior leadership, influence stakeholders and garner support
  • Experience with network slicing of mobile core networks to serve many customers
  • Knowledge of 3GPP mobile network standards
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, etc.)
  • Subject-matter expertise with eNB and gNB access networks used by mobile operators
  • Knowledge of satellite and mobile network architectures: 3GPP/LTE, EPS/EPC
  • Knowledge of Network Protocols: MGCP, SIP/IMS, SDP, RTP/RTCP, UDP/TCP, DNS, DHCP, IPv4/IPv6, ARP, ICMP, DVB-S2, 802.3, 4G/LTE MAC/RLC/PDCP, GTP, VxLAN
  • Knowledge of satellite communications, VoIP signaling and media protocols, QoS, bandwidth management, FCAPS, IP routing and switching, network security


It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience making contributions to Standards Definition Organizations
  • Knowledge of the ETSI MANO architecture and network function virtualization
  • Relevant technical certifications with 4G/5G and virtualization technologies
  • Familiarity with the use of 3GPP standards to facilitate space-based communications


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


  • 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.