Automation Software Engineer

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - San Diego, US - CA - San Jose, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown, US - OH - Cleveland, US - Remote, US - TX - Austin Ref #10275 19-Oct-2021

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

Viasat has an immediate need for a talented and versatile Automation Software Engineer to join our growing Global Networks & Connectivity group. In this exciting role, you will have the unique opportunity to build automation around our development processes. The successful candidate will also provide tactical support to development teams addressing technical debt and modernizing the software development experience.

As an Automation Software Engineer, you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:  
  • Adapt legacy build processes into modern CI/CD pipelines
  • Write/update scripts to automate the migration of code repositories
  • Write/update integrations (plugins, hooks, scripts) for development tools such as Jira and GHE
  • Create documentation and educate engineers on the systems created
  • Support fellow engineers on build and tooling issues, directly and in chat rooms
  • Evaluate COTS tools and conduct POC integrations
  • Analyze, understand, and automate complex processes
  • Represent the CI/CD mindset of automation, code coverage, and chaos engineering
  • Be productive quickly within a large, actively developed codebase
  • 3+ years of commercial development experience with any of Python / Java / C++ / .NET with a preference for python
  • 3+ years of experience building automation solutions
  • Expertise in Linux-based development
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Excellent collaboration and customer service skills
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM Discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Up to 10% domestic travel if remote

If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

3-5 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required



Worker Classification:

At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $108,600 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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