System Test Engineering

Location: US-Illinois-Lombard
Department: Network Segment Engineering (1176)


About Us

Global Eagle is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband connectivity, television and entertainment services, content and data analytics to aviation, maritime, enterprise and government markets. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated portfolio of rich media content and high-speed connectivity solutions for airlines, private jets, cruise lines, commercial ships, super-yachts, ferries, enterprise, government and military installations worldwide with proprietary performance-enhancing technologies and exclusive access to premium media. With 1,300 employees on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and concierge support to its customers.

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Role Summary

The position will support Global Eagle development/connectivity team in Lombard, IL. It will focus on the air-side equipment that contains avionic equipment including: Server Management Unit (SMU), Satellite tracking system, various wireless AP, High power transceiver and a Ku/Ka band modems. The SMU is a central component in the system running Arch Linux. It offering web portal services, video services, firewall, connectivity, and other backend services. Video services include IPTV and VOD content with CMAF DRM and HLS. Ground-side support as required. 


What You Will Be Doing
  •  Implement and create test plans
  • Verify code correctness of software releases
  • Assist in installing/maintaining/configuring avionic equipment in lab 
  • Help identify root cause of issues found, assist development teams with troubleshooting issues
  • Utilize current tools for tracking bugs, requirements and documentation
  • Production equipment prep and QA
  • On site or remote technical support for experimental and production projects

Education & Experience

  • BS: Computer Science/Engineer/Software, Electrical/Electronics
  • 2+ yrs experience in software back-end testing or development 
  • Good understanding of Linux and Cisco-like command line environments
  • Good troubleshooting and debug skills
  • Good understand of network traffic and tools: 802.11, tcp/udp, dns, dhcp, wireshark, tcpdump 
  • Basic scripting skills
  • Basic understand Web Services: Apache, Squid
  • Motivated fast learner
  • Understand electronic concepts: schematics, soldering, ohm law, o-scope, RF, and fabrication
  • Basic understand OOO programing language and APIs
  • Webpage automation test tools: Selenium, Postman
  • Software and Web Development experience is an asset
  • Cisco certifications
  • SQL Databases
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket

Our Core Values

  • Communicate and Connect
  • Deliver Excellence and Own it
  • Be Honorable
  • Operate as ONE
  • Learn and Embrace Change

Why You Should Work Here

A career with Global Eagle is a unique opportunity to grow your knowledge and skills within a culture that thrives on collaboration and innovation. In addition to being a part of an amazing group, we also have competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k, disability and life insurance, flexible scheduling, pet insurance, and discounts on gym membership, concerts, amusement parks, hotels, and more!


Global Eagle is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Due to COVID, our interviews are now done in a safe environment using online platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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