Iridium Satellite

Senior DevOps/Network Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg | US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2023-2667
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.   For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed.  Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions.  Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world.  Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves.   We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:

The Senior DevOps/Network Engineer will assist our Network Infrastructure teams with the design, deployment, integration, and management of Juniper and Cisco hardware in tightly controlled areas that support several Mission critical environments. Responsibilities include deployment of Juniper hardware as well as various other monitoring and scanning tools, necessary to ensure a fault-tolerant, reliable, scalable, and infrastructure across the Iridium's Mission and Commercial networks. In this role, you will also provide support to the overall Commercial, Mission & Test, and remote Teleport networks by configuring and maintaining network infrastructure devices and Local and Wide Area Networks.


What You’ll Do:

  • Help the team design, deploy scalable network devices, including automated route distribution methods using frameworks such as NetConf Yang, and Ansible
  • Document solutions to enable team members to assist in problems and apply consistent solutions across different environments and teams
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of all Network Infrastructure within a small highly controlled environment, not connected to other systems
  • Provide technical assistance to Support-team related to network traffic congestion, latency issues, link outages, and System performance problems
  • Maintenance and Operations of Mission Critical Network Infrastructure systems to support Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks across multiple sites
  • Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of networking and security hardware, and operating systems
  • Maintain documentation, audit logs, and adhere to Configuration Management rules required to meet compliance
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the DevOps and network industries, technologies, and best practices
  • Provide real time troubleshooting and problem resolution as required

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience with managing and maintaining Cisco and/or Juniper Routers, Switches, firewalls, and other vendors networking technologies
  • Experience working in a Linux environment - RHEL preferred
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem management skills in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues clearly and confidently, and recognize and adapt to different communication techniques
  • Have confidence and be able to easily build relationships with leadership and colleagues outside of your team
  • Capable of prioritizing your own tasks and potentially the tasks of others while making sure deadlines are met
  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions and come up with out-of-the-box solutions
  • Be proactive in providing feedback and be enthusiastic in sharing your knowledge with others


Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • 5+ years’ direct experience with the deployment and management of Cisco/Juniper switches and routers
  • Familiarity with Netconf/YANG scripting in an MPLS over IP network
  • 3+ years’ experience with any firewall technology; Juniper, Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortigate, Checkpoint
  • Fluent in Visio with the ability to effectively create and present network architecture diagrams as designed, with data flows
  • Certifications in DevOps/Software such as Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist or Professional and/or Juniper
  • Working knowledge of routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and MPLS
  • Active, or previously active, security clearance


We’ll also need you to:

  • Available to support 24/7 on-call on an as-needed basis
  • Be able to travel up to once every quarter
  • US citizenship


Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in-person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.



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