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Dish Network Director, Network Engineering in LITTLETON, Colorado

Company Summary

DISH, an EchoStar Company, has been reimagining the future of connectivity for more than 40 years. Our business reach spans satellite television service, live-streaming and on-demand programming, smart home installation services, mobile plans and products, and now we are building America’s First Smart Network™.

Today, our brands include EchoStar, Hughes, DISH TV, Sling TV, Boost Infinite, Boost Mobile, DISH Wireless, OnTech and GenMobile.

Department Summary

Reporting to the VP, Network Engineering, the Director, Network Engineering will be responsible for the design, implementation and performance of the Transport and IP Networking systems that support DISH’s 5G network. DISH’s vision for its 5G network is to utilize cloud-native technologies operating on a flexible computing platform distributed across the country. This role will lead Network Engineering functions and collaborate with a world-class team to develop, implement and support our cutting-edge 5G technology. This leader will oversee network and security management, emergency response, and the design and deployment of new technologies and processes that optimize cost savings and/or productivity improvements. He or she will administer and develop network and voice usage policies and proactive management of security and network systems that protect corporate data.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage teams supporting and/or implementing multi-functional and/or multi-locational projects and/or systems;

  • Recruit and train teams, develop personal growth opportunities, provide leadership for employee relations and effectively communicate job expectations;

  • Hold the Network Engineering team accountable for their deliverables and ensure that projects are delivered by agreed upon timelines;

  • Perform hands-on technical work on escalated Network Engineering matters;

  • Relay major hardware and/or software issues or defective product issues to partners, vendors and department leaders.

Skills, Experience and Requirements

The successful candidate will bring a passion for working on new technologies in a fast-paced and evolving environment. He or she will be able to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization. This individual will have 12+ years of experience working with network and telecommunication technologies and assets.

  • Advanced understanding and practice with specified hardware, software and various network protocols involved in LAN and WAN interfacing, security, internet protocols and TCP/IP and network infrastructure;

  • Experience with VoIP, Network Protocols, IP telephone systems, voice mail systems and gateways;

  • Strong background in disaster recovery and business continuity;

  • Ability to work in both strategic and operational situations;

  • Experience with Cisco routers and switches and firewalls required;

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Salary Ranges

Compensation: $185,000.00/Year - $225,000.00/Year


We offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits .

The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

The posting will be active for a minimum of 3 days. The active posting will continue to extend by 3 days until the position is filled.

We pride ourselves on developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are a true merit-based organization and work hard so there are no artificial barriers to one's potential success. DISH is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless.

Consistent with this commitment, DISH will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified job applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities, unless doing so poses an undue hardship on the Company, poses a direct threat of substantial harm to the employee or others, or is otherwise not required by law.