Cloud Engineer

US - Remote Ref #7604 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 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

You will be expected to work with the team to develop and implement “cloud-first” solutions, collaborate with others in the development of automated solutions that drive functionality and lower manual efforts making the team and product more effective. You have a strong understanding of the SDLC methodologies and look to automate all things to improve efficiencies within the platform.  You identify problems early, clear roadblocks, build trust with other teams, and communicate clearly and concisely. You’re knowledgeable. You love sharing your unique skill set with others.  Challenge excites you. You have a passion for educating, training, designing, building products for a diverse set of customers.


• Excellent writer and communicator. You are excellent at diagramming architecture, documenting recommendations, and communicating them to coworkers and stakeholders. 
• Collaborates with the other product teams and staff to assist with technical analysis and problem resolution on system issues.
• You have a general understanding of a wide array of open source technologies and how they fit together.
• Hands-on experience supporting deployment processes, patch management, encryption and security controls in an enterprise environment.
• Experience with containers (K8s/Docker), Linux (Bash/CLI), Windows, CI/CD, log management (ELK or similar), message queues. 
• Experience in writing software in one or more languages, such as Java, Python, Go, JavaScript, C++ or similar.
• Prior experience in building automated solutions through tools and software that enable infrastructure to be remotely provisioned, configured and decommissioned.
• Ability to manage systems deployment process including: concept, design, creation, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal of systems and services.
• Ensures all responsibilities include proper documentation for creation, deployment, patching, securing, asset tracking, lifecycle and hardware/software support.
• Has a strong understanding of role based access controls, identities, and authentication methods.
• Practical Agile and/or DevOps experience with a technical team 
• Experience with SDLC, including planning, system integration, verification and validation for a variety of technical solutions.
• May be required to participate in an on-call rotation with the team to ensure 24x7 support of critical services.
• US Citizenship required


• An understanding of modern DevOps/SRE concepts. Automation, configuration management, immutability, observability, Site Reliability. 
• Strong networking knowledge: TCP/IP, IPSEC, VPN, NAT, Routing Protocols, Firewalls, AAA
• Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code.
• Cloud platform experience. Extensive experience with at least AWS, GCP, or Azure. Experience should be across multiple applications or projects. 

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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 Required



Worker Classification:


Base Compensation Range*:

97525 - 131925 USD

*Estimated range for the state of Colorado only. Ranges for other states may vary.

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