Senior Network Engineer, Service Provider Security

Req ID:  29381
Travel:  Less than 10%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 3 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered




Senior Network Engineer - Service Provider Security

Join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing to market new products and services based upon globalized connectivity without boundaries. We reach beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape.   As part of the Intelsat vision, we will define new products with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers who will continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come.


Your role in helping us shape the future:

In this position you will be part of Core Infrastructure Engineering team, responsible for the architecture, design and engineering of the Security Services for Intelsat’s Service provider network infrastructure in alignment to the business drivers for revenue generating products and services. This group will engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of IntelsatOne Core Network infrastructure. The team will also establish and maintain the security framework and policies of the IntelsatOne Core Infrastructure. This team will closely align with the Planning, Deployment, IT, Innovation, CSE and Product Marketing groups. In cooperation with  IT, NRE and NSE team, this position will also assist in making things more secure by protecting system boundaries using automation, hardening network devices against attacks and securing highly sensitive data.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
  • Identify and define system security requirements
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices. Ensure that the company knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents
  • Proactive identification of system dependencies and project scope changes.
  • Provide level 3 infrastructure support to the operations team.
  • Usage of analytical skills to resolve issues related to source data and/or systems.
  • An understanding of best practices and how to implement them at a business-wide level
  • Define best practice procedures and dive adoption cross-functionally between the Engineering, IT and Operations teams.

Can you drive these processes?

Participate in meetings and activities to support Network Engineering projects and initiatives. Documentation of designs, architecture and site architecture drawings. Work with other teams to develop end-to-end engineering architectures.

You should definitely have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline with at least (3) year of experience in a service provider environment (or an equivalent amount of education and work experience).
  • Proven work experience as a system security engineer or information security engineer
  • Entry level experience in troubleshooting and management of service provider networks
  • Advance understanding of network protocol security including IS-IS, OSPF, MP-BGP, MPLS, RSVP-TE etc
  • Advance understanding of BGP protocol security policies, authentication and peering policies.
  • Understanding of MPLS VPN security and best practices of securing L2 and L:3 VPN Services in a service provider environment.
  • Experience with network security and networking technologies, systems and network monitoring tools
  • Hands on experience in security systems, including Arbor SP & TMS systems, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.
  • Securing NFV environments, understanding of Amazon and AWS Cloud infrastructure, OpenFlow, segment routing in a service provider environment.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Network certifications such as CISSP, CCNA (Security) or CCNP, Arbor-TMS training.
  • Experience with deploying and troubleshooting Arbor SP & TMS in a service provider environment
  • Knowledge of routing protocols security and their deployment in service provider environments using standards methodologies, practices, concepts, and solutions

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

Other Job Info:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think outside the box.
  • Desired Certifications: Cisco/Juniper Networking certifications.
  • Ability to analyze situations and utilize problem solving abilities under pressure.
  • Strong ability to interact efficiently with peers and customers.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Excel and Visio.
  • Python or similar coding language expertise


  • 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.