Senior Principal Innovation Architect, Mobile Network Core

Req ID:  32062
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 not considered



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.


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.
  • Collaborate with other technology leaders within Intelsat to author Requests for Proposals and define architectures for product enablement of new network services.
  • Define and communicate the value proposition for new mobile core systems and processes.
  • Provide technical leadership 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 globally.
  • 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 network architectures, identify the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to benchmark alternative solutions, and evolve Intelsat’s network based on objective analysis


Can you drive these processes?

  • Ideation of new products and services enabled with a 4G/LTE and 5G core 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.


You should definitely have:

  • This role is subject to EAR/ITAR and candidates must be US Persons (US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Asylees, Refugees)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology
  • At least 10-years of recent relevant experience with mobile network architecture and design
  • Subject-matter expertise with Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G core networks employed by Mobile Network Operators (MNO)
  • The ability to collaborate with others and resolve complex programs
  • A thorough understanding of current and future service offerings for mobility customers and User Equipment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present effectively to senior leadership, influence stakeholders and garner support
  • The ability to provide direction for cross-functional teams, resolve conflicts, and move projects forward
  • Expertise with 3GPP and other relevant standards for mobile networks
  • Knowledge of ETSI and MEF standards for network and service orchestration
  • Knowledge of and ONF/CORD standards for network function virtualization and disaggregation


It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience working with Standards Definition Organizations
  • Practical experience with ETSI MANO and network function virtualization
  • Experience leading architecture and development for a Mobile Network Operator
  • Relevant technical certifications with 4G/5G core and virtualization technologies
  • Understanding of Radio Access Networks
  • Understanding of space-based communications networks 


What it’s like to work with us:

  • 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.