Cloud Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #3791 16-Sep-2019

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 growing rapidly and 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

As a member of the Infrastructure Applications Team, your primary role will be to automate, design and deploy infrastructure systems on public and private clouds. Your duties will include creating deployment methods and automation to ensure the infrastructure can be managed through CI/CD.  Your day to day will cover a large variety of tasks from installing/configuring/maintaining applications like pipeline tools  to designing fault tolerant, highly available, scalable automated deployments of custom applications.  Full infrastructure as code using tools like git, artifactory and Jenkins is the goal.  An ability to troubleshoot complex deployments across many datacenters is needed and figure out how to make them faster and simpler. The role will be part of an infrastructure apps team deploying and managing infrastructure worldwide. 

You will also be involved in installing a variety of software including web, java application, java messaging servers and NoSQL databases while working to optimize and streamline deployments. Additionally, as an escalated point of contact you will utilize exemplary customer service skills and troubleshoot complex technical issues between multiple integrated systems.


  • Minimum 3 years of cloud platform automation with AWS or OpenStack
  • 3+ years designing highly scalable and distributed systems
  • 7+ years’ experience in IT system support in a medium to large environment including customer service for end users
  • Intermediate to expert level understanding of Linux systems and management methodologies, including software packaging
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Salt or Chef
  • Programming or strong scripting with python, ruby or bash
  • Ability to document and diagram technical systems and architectures
  • Deep experience troubleshooting complex networks, routers and firewalls
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, STEM degree, or equivalent industry experience
  • US Citizenship required
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Experience with pipeline tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, ChatOps tools like Slack
Familiarity with Relational and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra or MongoD

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

3-5 years


Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required



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