Software Engineer – Python

US - DC - Washington, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - OH - Cleveland Ref #7710 03-Dec-2020

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 the 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 be part of a team designing and implementing software solutions to creatively and efficiently solve unique and complex needs for satellite communication ground system development and integration.  Our development team provides a lab orchestration platform that dynamically instantiates satellite access-networks on-demand, using custom Python software drivers and shared custom libraries.  As part of an Agile software team, you will participate in software design, coding with Python best practices, continuous integration, automated data and metrics collection, internal-customer feature coordination and support.


  • 5+ years software experience
  • 2+ years Python software development experiene
  • Linux experienc
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills (both written and oral) and a proven track record working with partners at all levels of an organization
  • Be able to support East Coast hours
  • Up to 10% domestic travel. 

  • Git experience
  • Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD) training or experience
  • Agile software development process experience
  • DevOps experience
  • Satellite access-network experience
  • Experience with software feature design and stakeholder coordination

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required



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