Cloud Engineer

US - CA - San Diego Ref #8352 04-Mar-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

  • Defining, developing and validating creative standards, policies, and solutions to meet business needs for functional, security, and regulatory requirements of software operating in virtualized and cloud-based environments
  • Collaboration with internal IT and ViaSat business areas to establish a global data management and analytics framework
  • Automating software solutions leveraging tools available in cloud platforms

As a self-motivated team member with excellent communication and organizational skills, you thrive in a fast-paced environment with colleagues across multiple geographic areas and disciplines. Your analytical and critical thinking skills, along with your training and experience in cloud computing, provide you the ability to understand security concerns and risks from both technical and business perspectives and allow you to secure and protect business critical operational systems and our rapidly developing cloud infrastructure. With an eye towards global scalability, you and your team will develop, deploy, and maintain cloud agnostic infrastructure to support Viasat's global operations, manufacturing, and product test footprint.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related Engineering field, or equivalent experience
  • At least five years of experience with Linux system administration
  • At least three years of experience developing and deploying Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for a major cloud provider such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure, security architectures, and relevant standards
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient with several languages, at least one in {Python, Java, Go, Ruby, Scala }
  • Strong background in Information Security concepts, secure software design, and network security 
  • Enthusiasm for adapting to new languages and frameworks
  • Familiar with networking and protocols such as UDP, TCP, HTTP/HTTPS, IPSEC, BGP, VLANs
  • US Citizenship 
  • Available to travel up to 10%


  • Experience with Amazon Web Services GovCloud
  • Ability to analyze risks, vulnerabilities, and threats to schedule and remediate security risks
  • Hands on experience building highly-available, geographically-distributed, dynamically scalable, API-driven services
  • Understanding of regulations/frameworks (ex: PCI, PII, ISO 27001, NIST 800-171, ITAR, CUI) 
  • Recognized security certifications are highly desirable (CISSP, GIAC, CEH and others)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies, CI/CD pipelines, and related technology, such as GitLab
  • Experience with modern DevOps toolchains

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

4-6 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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