Sr. Network Software Engineer

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


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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Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Design & Architecture of backend systems that support Global Eagle Air and ground networks.
  • Design and Build high performance network & application Performance monitoring solutions
  • Lead the adoption of software defined network technologies
  • Design & Build network automation and telemetry systems


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, related technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in building and managing backend systems for large service providers


  • Experience working with network protocols: TCP/IP
  • Experience with TCP, UDP, IPv6, IPv4, ICMP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS
  • Experience developing multi-vendor network management systems
  • Experience in building Network controllers for Hybrid Software Defined Networks
  • Experience in building applications that manage Netflow, IPFIX, Syslog data streams
  • Experience using: Python, TCL, BASH
  • Experience in protocol & packet analysis tools like Wireshark
  • Deep understanding of web protocols (DNS, SSL, HTTP, etc.)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments.
  • Knowledgeable in relational and non-relational database systems
  • Experience in NoSQL, TimeSeries DB, ELK stack technologies
  • Familiarity with streaming data analysis solutions (e.g. Kafka)


Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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