Senior Engineer, Terrestrial Network (R-2021-09-42)

  • SiriusXM
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 04, 2021
Full time Engineer Engineering

Job Description

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at  

Position Summary:This position is responsible for managing and maintaining the terrestrial repeater network and support systems that deliver content through the repeaters to our listeners in the U.S. and Canada as part of SiriusXM’s National Repeater Control Center (NRCC).
Incumbent will work across engineering and operation departments to implement the IP delivery infrastructure for our next generation repeater network as well as supporting the legacy repeater network. Responsibilities will include aspects of network architecture, design, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Incumbent will be responsible for managing the systems that are used to configure and monitor the repeaters. This requires a strong understanding of networking, hardware, and routing protocols for a multicast IP network. And, the incumbent will need to be able to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network devices including routers and switches.Incumbent is also responsible for the system administration of the NRCC’s Network Management System (NMS) which includes the management of the servers and all the software components.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the IP network infrastructure for the repeater operations team.
  • Work with SiriusXM employees, contractors, and partners in activities related to network architecture, design, security, implementation, upgrades and debugging.
  • Deploy and administer Cisco routers, including the configuration and post-production management.
  • Support the operation of the NRCC network management systems that are used to monitor and control all repeaters. This includes software and server support.
  • Design, implementation and management of the ELK (ElasticSearch-Logstash-Kibana) stack NMS and related support software, services and systems.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and other network and system problems.
  • Oversee management of switches, servers, network operating system software.
  • Monitor network performance to determine where improvements need to be made.
  • Work closely with engineers and vendors to commission new IP repeaters sites.
  • Support testing of new network monitoring systems and the migration of legacy systems.
  • Manage and control repeater configurations and firmware updates.
  • Maintain network system diagrams and documentation.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in both lead and support roles.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field) or 4 years of equivalent work experience or military training.
  • 5 years-experience as a network engineer in a satellite communications environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of networking concepts; LAN; WAN; TCP/IP; routers; switches; subnets; DMZ; Firewalls.
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) level certification or above, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with multicast IP networks, desired.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification CCNA, desired.
  • This position requires the use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As required by ITAR, to perform this position you must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network design and management best practices.
  • Must be available on an on-call basis to support troubleshooting efforts.
  • Must be willing to do a hybrid work schedule where you will be going into the office several days each week.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Must be willing to do a hybrid work schedule where you will be going into the office several days each week.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with multiple vendor hardware platforms including Cisco routers and switches.
  • Knowledge of application level protocols such as SNMP, telnet, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, DNS.
  • Experience with VPN and network security protocols.
  • Knowledge of advanced network services, such as routing protocols, IP Multicast, QOS, etc.
  • Experience standing up Dell servers and Linux operating systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

More details about our company benefits can be found  

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.