Cloud Architect

Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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Germantown, MD

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar company, has an exciting opportunity for a Cloud Solution Architect who will expand Hughes’ Cloud Solutions and offerings. This position will be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.

Hughes is more than just a provider; we are true partners who understand your mission and can help you achieve your strategic goals. Hughes Managed Services offers a portfolio of turn-key, fully managed enterprise solutions in SD-WAN, Networking, Security and Cloud-based services. We understand that technology needs to be tailored to the market needs.


  • Assume a leadership position as a subject matter expert (SME) on Cloud services, Cloud Connectivity and SDWAN.

  • Provide architectural design services of state-of-art SDWAN deployments

  • Provide frameworks for Cloud and Datacenter standards, controls and governance

  • Ensure that all security and compliance requirements are fully met.

  • Perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, network designs, and network deployments using new products and feature.

  • Drive Proof of Concept exercises for Cloud Solutions in customer labs to validate solutions

  • Author whitepapers, knowledge base articles, and other customer/partner facing content.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in networking, information technology, computer engineering or related technical field

  • 5+ years' experience in a Service Provider lead role

  • 5+ years of experience in technology related areas of Cloud (Public, Private & Hybrid) and Cloud Migration & Modernization including both infrastructure and applications

  • Travel: 20%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of next-generation application & cloud platforms including but not limited to: Cloud Native, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud is preferential.

  • Any Cloud providers certifications (examples Google Professional Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions, CCNP Cloud, MCSE: Cloud or VMware VCP7)

  • Designing and deploying applications in various cloud providers

  • Hands on experience in deploying applications in cloud providers

  • Experience working with large cross-functional team to coordinate many stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with tact and diplomacy in communication

  • Data Science or Data Analytics knowledge a plus

  • Knowledge on best practices architectures for SaaS applications.

  • Hands-on experience in public and private cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, VMware.

  • Operational knowledge of SDWAN technologies from providers like Cisco-Meraki, Fortinet, Vmware, Versa etc.

  • Experience in planning and designing or operating service provider or large enterprise WAN/LAN networks.

  • In-depth understanding of TCP/IP protocol stack and operation.

  • Knowledge on WAN technologies and protocols like MPLS, MPLS based VPNs, BGP, OSPF, QoS, NAT, Multicast.

  • Knowledge in architecting and/or managing large-scale, high performing and resilient Enterprise networking solutions.

  • Good understanding of network connectivity in a multi-cloud environment (virtual network, gateways, public/private/elastic ips.)

  • Shell scripting, python scripting knowledge.

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.


EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!

  • Financial: 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability

  • Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)

  • Employee Incentives: Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet

  • Health: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.