Iridium Satellite

Telecommunications System Architect

Iridium Satellite, Tempe, Arizona, us, 85285

Telecommunications System Architect

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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:Iridium is seeking a motivated and experienced Telecommunications System Architect to join our team. Iridium's Telecommunications System Architect is responsible for defining the overall architecture and roadmap of the Iridium Gateway, which provides commercial service for Iridium's satellite network. This includes coordinating all changes in the Gateway, including technological evolution, new service developments and sustaining activities. The Telecommunications System Architect defines multi-year evolution plans and and works with stakeholders to align the roadmap with budget constraints and the needs of the business. In this role, you will work with technology leaders who are subject matter experts for the network elements, as well as with senior management in engineering, operations, lines of business and finance to develop and align the roadmap. A key element of the job's charter is to manage the lifecycle and evolution of Iridium's services that are delivered from the Gateway.What You'll Do:Build a deep and broad understanding of the Gateway infrastructure and services

Establish strategic goals for the evolution of the Gateway architecture, in coordination with technology leaders and senior management and ensure investments in the Gateway implement those goals over timeDevelop and maintain the Gateway roadmap covering new developments, enhancements to existing services, and technology refreshes. This includes recommending adoption of new technologies and operational models, as well as build/buy decisionsBuild strong relationships with all stakeholders to ensure alignmentWork closely with System Engineering on the lifecycle of Gateway services and establish the process, documentation and reporting to ensure consistency in how each service is evolved.Provide guidance on budget and resource priorities on an annual and quarterly basisPublish and present the roadmap regularly. Participate in Executive Leadership meetings, Monthly Operations Review, Technology Reviews, Network Architecture Council, and various network change control boardsProvide initial feasibility studies and early scoping of new developments as they pertain to the GatewayOversee project reviews and technical inter-exchange meetings in support of Gateway development activities and Gateway purchasing decisionsWork closely with Gateway Engineering and development partners to coordinate their efforts

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You'll Need to Succeed:Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering15+ years of full-time experience in an engineering or technical leadership roleExcellent leadership qualities and the ability to facilitate collaboration across multiple departments.Ability to organize, lead and align cross-functional groupsCan effectively communicate technology vision and details to many audiences. Must be comfortable in different settings from technology brainstorming sessions to formal executive presentationsMust possess a strategic mindset and balance long term vision with technical and business constraintsAbility to confidently lead discussions, make decisions, and respond to difficult situationsHave a strong sense of urgency in driving projects to completion and be motivated to achieve outcomes and resultsThings That Would be


if You Brought to the Table:Hardware and software development of wireless communications network equipment, new products, or servicesPrevious experience in a senior or executive management role with supervisory, budgetary and scheduling responsibilitiesComprehensive technical knowledge of communications systems and protocols such as cellular, 3GPP 4G/5G standards, IP Networking, etc.We'll also need you to

:Ability to travel domestically and internationallyBe a US Citizen that is eligible for security clearanceThis 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.Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.