Communication Signal Processing Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #7794 15-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

As a Communication Signal Processing Engineer at Viasat, you will propose concepts to solve customer problems.  You will help implement the system along with other system engineers by leveraging technology assets across ViaSat and our partners.  The products and systems you will help define are in SIGINT, RADAR, and communication applications and will incorporate signal processing techniques such as MIMO, space time adaptive processing, and other interference mitigation approaches.  You will help build system solutions to solve a wide range of radar and communication problems.  You will work with interdisciplinary teams including Systems, Software, RF circuits, hardware engineers, and others. 


  • 5+ years applied signal processing experience using MATLAB or analogous modeling tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in random signal processes, communication theory and spectral analysis
  • Strong analytic/mathematics background with experience in system modeling, simulation, analysis and Simulink HDL coder implementation
  • Proven ability to develop, characterize, and provide technical implementation oversight for signal processing solutions in communications and/or radar systems
  • Solid communication skills - both verbal and written.  Must be comfortable developing and presenting briefings
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • US Government position.  US Citizenship required
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or ability and willingness to obtain security clearance within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience writing discrete-time simulations in MATLAB, C/C++, or Python
  • Solid experience with C/C++ real-time algorithm optimization
  • Experience developing algorithms targeting GPGPU implementations (CUDA, OPENCL)
  • Knowledge of RF fundamentals
  • Experience with Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)
  • AESA/phased array, Radar, SIGINT, or EW experience
  • Proven experience developing firmware (Verilog or VHDL)
  • Working knowledge of modern FPGA architectures
  • Experience with version control software (Git)
  • Experience working with lab test equipment
  • Experience with script development

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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


Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance

Worker Classification:


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