Aircraft Certification and Integration Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8916 14-May-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities
In this role, you will manage engineering projects to deliver satellite communications system equipment and services for airline connectivity, along with technical support. Your responsibilities will include: ensuring customer technical requirements are met for the integration of satellite communication equipment (including modems, antennas, power supplies, radomes, and passenger user interface software) onto aircraft platforms; ensuring the integration hardware and software is installable, and supportable; ensuring technical communication between internal teams, suppliers, and customers; ensuring successful on aircraft testing and prototype installations; and developing and maintaining technical documentation. In this role you will work directly with the customer, the FAA/ODA and the engineering integrator to design and implement and maintain an STC approved in-flight connectivity installation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply your project engineering and communication skills to a multi-function engineering team with both verbal and written interactions between the customer, partners, and Viasat senior leadership.

  • 5+ years experience, 2-4 years in project or system engineering
  • Experience with FAA/EASA STC projects
  • Experience with FAA ACO, ODA, DER, DAR
  • Highly Organized
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external parties
  • Experience with system requirements management and communication to multiple parties
  • Experience with change control and document management processes
  • Ability to perform project and resource planning
  • Ability to manage technical risk
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Ability to oversee all engineering disciplines in a project such as mechanical, electrical, software, etc…
  • Knowledge of satellite communication, LAN and WAN networking
  • Experience with aircraft systems, avionics, and wiring
  • Experience with system integration and test
  • Experience with VSAT or mobile satcom technologies
  • Experience with IP networking , WiFi systems and traffic management
  • 14 CFR PART 25/26/145
  • RTCA-DO-160/178
  • ARINC 429/600/791

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Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%





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