ST Engineering iDirect

  • Associate Technical Service Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ST Engineering iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative Associate Technical Services Engineer who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. ST Engineering iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continue to break new ground and create significant opportunities for the network operators, service provider resellers, and the corporate networking professionals.


    The Technical Services Engineer must demonstrate strong product knowledge in multiple areas and able to transfer knowledge to team members in an effective way. Able to provide workarounds to customers and actively work with Engineering team to resolve bug-related issues. Conduct product installation and/or customer training at customer site.


    We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!


    • Provides fault isolation and problem resolution to iDirect customers in analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving product-related issues, including, but not limited to the following areas: IP networking, RF, Satcom, Linux, and MySQL databases
    • Perform cross-functional support activities including but not limited to training, installations, onsite support
    • Understands satellite communication concepts and operation of satellite-based communication networks, units of measurements, and different type of errors related to satellite communication. Understands concepts of satellite HUB and remote commissioning process
    • Builds understanding of IP addressing and subnet masking, develops understanding of routing, configures IP addresses on remotes and Hub equipment, and performs routing and networking trouble shooting such as Ping, trace route, etc.
    • Navigates through Linux file structure using basic Linux
    • Works to become familiar with MySQL or similar databases
    • Learns to operate all NMS clients, setup HUB in IF loop, and understands different iDirect system components and configurations
    • Monitors and responds to all incoming email, telephone, and Web traffic in a timely manner
    • Tracks all open tickets and insures all tickets are updated as required
    • Documents all support transactions using TAC ticketing system
    • Escalates major or critical issues immediately to senior TAC Technical Services Engineers on duty
    • Participates in rotating shift duties in support of 7x24x365 operations
    • Primarily communicates with iDirect customers, peers, and management
    • Executes job responsibilities to produce high level of customer satisfaction in accordance with corporate and department goals
    • Follows procedures and processes as described in TAC Handbook
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • 0-2 years of experience
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent combination  of education and experience 
    • Working knowledge of TCP/IP, QOS and general Networking/IP Routing
    • Ability to use tools like TCPDUMP or Wireshark packets sniffers and analyzers
    • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix, MYSQL or other similar database
    • Practical experience with CRMs, trouble ticket systems, trouble ticket policies and procedures including ticket referrals, escalations and measurements such as MTTR
    • Ability to independently debug complex network issues remotely, using tools like TCPDUMP or Wireshark packets sniffers and analyzers
    • Competent help desk and customer facing skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to multitask and effectively manage time
    • Willingness/ability to work rotating shifts within a multi-cultural team environment designed to solve problems


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