Cyber Security Data Engineer, Early Career

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #9547 22-Jul-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

Every day, petabytes of data from Viasat networks across the globe are collected, processed, and stored -- and our Data Platform team within ANCS makes it all happen. By using modern tools such as Spark, Kafka, and Impala, we equip every employee with the power to make data driven decisions. The Viasat cybersecurity analytics group uses the latest big-data technologies (Spark, Kafka, Impala, Hadoop) to analyze petabytes of data streaming from our operational systems to develop patterns related to cybersecurity risks and intrusions. Our diverse team of developers, data engineers and data scientists create innovative solutions to gain technical and business insights that help to defend our subscribers and networks. Data Engineers serve as the backbone of the Platform team.


  • Architect real-time data processing pipelines
  • Work alongside and support business leaders, analysts, and data scientists to deliver data that drives decisions
  • Use technologies that bring the Internet to millions of subscribers
  • Use the latest cloud technologies to make it all happen
  • Design, build and maintain data pipelines & storage system
  • Craft and develop analytic tools


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or related technical field
  • Comfortable with several programming languages, including Python, Java
  • Familiar with RDBMS technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Familiar with any scripting language (Python, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt, SaltStack, Ruby, BASH, etc.)
  • Comfortable with Linux environment and common tools
  • Experience dealing with transaction data from a wide variety of systems
  • Up to 10% travel
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


  • Familiar or experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and tool chains (Jenkins)
  • Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Impala, MapReduce or other big data technologies experience
  • Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes container orchestration and SecDevOps Concepts / Tools
  • Familiar with several languages, for example, Python, Scala, C/C++, Lua, Go, Haskell
  • Master's degree is a plus
  • Previous internship experience is a plus
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:


Years of experience:

0-2 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required


Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance

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