Associate General Counsel- Space and Commercial Networks

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #9473 25-Aug-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

Viasat, Inc. seeks an experienced attorney for its in-house legal department in Carlsbad, California, to work with the Space & Commercial Networks business segment.  You will focus primarily on providing strategic business and legal guidance in commercial transactions.  This includes a wide variety of technology agreements related to space and networking, including manufacturing, licensing, strategic supply, services and software.  You must be diligent and proactive, show excellent business judgment and strategic thinking, and be able to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment.  Specifically, the right candidate will:

Provide strategic business and legal advice to help develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to our relationships with key customers, partners and suppliers.
Manage drafting, negotiation and advisory responsibilities for strategic contracts supporting the Space & Commercial Networks business segment.
Draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts.
Advise on risk mitigation strategies.
Create and implement strategies for early resolution of contractual disputes.
Manage, advise, coach and mentor junior colleagues and contracts staff.
Collaborate closely and communicate with other departments and functional areas to ensure strategic visions are achieved.
Assist in other general transactional and corporate matters as necessary.


7+ years’ prior experience, preferably in a transactional-focused in-house practice with a leading platform technology company.
Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent with excellent academic credentials.
Demonstrated experience advising clients in structuring complex commercial transactions, including in-depth experience in contract negotiation and drafting.
Strong experience drafting, negotiating and managing contracts.
Prior experience with intellectual property, data privacy and security issues is a plus.
Excellent administrative and organizational skills with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy, together with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be able to ask clear, concise questions involving complex technology to get requisite answers from business partners and Legal Department colleagues.
Ability to take initiative and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced corporate environment.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required



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