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Life at Hughes & EchoStar

We’re On a Mission to Connect the World – Join Our Team

At Hughes & EchoStar, we are passionate about innovating solutions to connect people, enterprises and things. That passion shines through in our corporate culture, which is all about the connected employee experience—our connection with each other, our connection to the company and our connection to the world.   

Our Vision: To advance humanity by connecting people, enterprises and things. 

Our Mission: To create the next generation of technologies, systems and services that power connections everywhere. 

The EchoStar family of companies operate around the world, serving consumer, enterprise, operator and government solutions under the Hughes®, Hughesnet® and EchoStar® brands. In Europe, EchoStar operates under its EchoStar Mobile Limited subsidiary and in Australia, the company operates as EchoStar Global Australia.

It all starts at our Germantown, Maryland main campus, where nearly 1,000 employees collaborate, innovate and power the new possible with ground-breaking engineering advancements. From our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) to our on-premise R&D labs, to our manufacturing facility just down the road, we’re working together to power a connected future. We’ve been leaders in satellite and networking innovation for over half a century, and we’re just getting started! 



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Company Culture & Values 

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Like every great start-up story, ours began in 1971 in a humble, suburban garage, where seven young engineers started a business designing telecom circuit boards. Our passion for building the most advanced networks to meet our customers’ needs is driven by our culture of continuous innovation.

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Engineering Excellence

Did you know that half of Hughes employees have an Engineering or Computer Science degree? With nearly 500 patents to our name, it’s no surprise that we are consistently recognized for our innovation and technology achievements. As the backbone of everything we do here at Hughes, our engineering team is always in the market for top-tier talent in a variety of engineering fields, including satellite engineers, network engineers, data science engineers, software and hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, antenna engineers and more. 

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Cross-functional collaboration is encouraged and celebrated. With a wide variety of customers and end users across our business, we routinely draw on resources around the organization to achieve common goals. Successful collaboration requires a cooperative spirit, mutual respect, and the ability to function effectively as part of a team. 

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Customer Service

A customer service mindset is omnipresent at all levels of the organization, even for those without a direct customer-facing position. Our “Whatever it takes” attitude means we go the extra mile to ensure our customers’ success—whether we’re serving internal or external clients, we strive to deliver professional, innovative and  
high-quality work. 

Our people are at the heart of everything we do.


With an average tenure of more than ten years, we’re invested in their long-term success and development. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, complete with an employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, discount programs and more. With a new and improved gym, renovated cafeteria and outdoor patio space, freshly paved walking trail, multiple outdoor sports facilities and on-site wellness clinic, we’re committed to our employees’ wellbeing and work-life balance.

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Employee Benefits & Programs

Committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity: We are proud to have a world-class team that spans five continents and represents multiple generations. The very nature of our company inspires teamwork, diversity, inclusion, trust and innovative thinking. We encourage diversity and inclusion by helping employees gain skills for working productively and respectfully with all team members and customers. We also seek to leverage a variety of talents, skills and experiences to meet individual and organizational goals. 

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Veterans: Military professionals and veterans are known for their strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and ability to succeed in a challenging environment—exemplifying many of the same core values we live here. We have a long history of supporting the goals of military men and women who are transitioning from active service to civilian life, as many of the lessons learned in the military are relevant and transferable to the work we do. Further enhance your skills and enjoy additional opportunities to grow professionally, all within an established support system dedicated to helping transitioning military find success. Watch the Hughes/EchoStar segment on Military Makeover: Operation Career.

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Women’s Impact Network (WIN): We’re empowering our colleagues through the Women’s Impact Network, an employee-driven initiative to support, develop and celebrate our female community. This network of women and their allies—from new employees fresh out of college up to vice presidents—provides a forum for educational discussions, networking and mentorship opportunities, and social activities.

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An internship at Hughes is not your typical summer program—you’ll gain hands-on, real-world experience tackling connectivity challenges and working side-by-side with professionals in your areas of study. Make meaningful connections with industry leaders and participate in personal and professional development opportunities—all while having fun and getting paid. Positions for interns include engineering, marketing, legal, software development, cybersecurity, data analysis and more.


Community Partnerships & Involvement 


Our contributions extend beyond our company walls and into the community. Throughout the year, our employees play an active role in giving back.  
From local blood drives to food drives and disaster-relief funding, we are proud to show our support.

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4-H Partnership: Engineering innovation is the core of our company – and we’re committed to developing future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders with our longstanding sponsorship of 4-H, a premier youth development organization. Since 2014, Hughes has supported 4-H events, scholarships, contests, an online platform of interactive educational activities and more in our quest to empower young people with STEM resources, wherever  
they live.

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Local Chambers of Commerce: We’ve been long-time members of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. As one of the largest employers in the county, we are dedicated to supporting the business community and economic growth in our area. 

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PIC MC: Hughes partners with the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC) to provide educational and workforce development opportunities for students. 

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UMD Engineering Lab: Among multiple collaborations with engineering schools and universities, Hughes sponsors the communications lab at the University of Maryland, Clark School of Engineering.  

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Street Law: We’ve partnered with Street Law, a global nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing civic and law-related education for all, since 2013, to provide opportunities for students interested in law, as a career or simply as a citizen, to learn from practicing legal professionals. Students also get a taste of what a corporate atmosphere is like by visiting the office and hearing from employees in other areas of the business.


  • Silver 2023 Stevie Award

    Silver Stevie Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, 2023 and 2021

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    Top Workplaces 2022

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    Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, 2023, 2022 and 2021

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    2022 Inspiring Leader Award: Adrian Morris

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    GVF Quarter Century of Excellence Award


Equal Employment Opportunity


EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.   

At EchoStar/Hughes, you have the right to request reasonable accommodations. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact [email protected]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only; you may not use this contact information to inquire about the status of an application.  


Notice on Fraudulent Job Offers

Please be aware of fraudulent job offers and recruitment efforts being made using the EchoStar and Hughes brands. We have taken action to report the fraud and remove these listings.

To protect yourself and be sure you are engaging with our company representatives, we recommend you review job postings on our website at prior to applying. Note that EchoStar and its subsidiaries will never ask for any financial commitment or contribution from any candidate during the recruitment process. Any personally identifiable information (PII) that we require during the application process will only be requested through our secure recruitment web portal. We will never ask you for PII via email or other insecure means.

To ensure you are communicating with a member of our team, our email addresses will always end in Members of the talent acquisition team also proudly display their employer as EchoStar or Hughes on LinkedIn.

If you have any questions or believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent job offer concerning EchoStar or its subsidiaries, please email us directly at [email protected].

EchoStar and its subsidiaries have no responsibility for fraudulent offers and advise candidates to follow the guidance provided above.

What Is Recruitment Fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering fake job opportunities to job seekers. This type of fraud is normally carried out through online services, such as false websites, or through fake emails claiming to be from the company. The fraudsters often request recipients provide personal information and make payments as part of their fake recruiting process.

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