Data Engineer – Distributed Storage, Processing, Transport

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown, US - Remote Ref #2969 24-Jun-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
Own core components of data ingestion and integration processing that intakes ~4 billon events per hour with data volume in excess of 30TB per day

Design and implement new features and enhancements to our data platform to advance component architecture towards strategic data governance/management objectives

Provide ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products

Monitor emerging technologies/technology practices for potential use within the Company

  • 3-5 years of development experience
  • A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or related field
  • Working experience in data ingestions including streaming, batch processing, and real-time data processing frameworks and storage (Kafka, Hadoop, Spark Streaming, Mesos or Kubernetes)
  • Working experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications and systems as a full stack developer using one of the following: Java, Python, or Scala
  • Exposure to continuous integration implementations that utilize DevOps style tools (such as Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, etc.)
  • Proven team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic agile work environment
  • Travel up to 10%

  • Familiarity with RDBMS technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Understanding of distributed and parallel computing architectures
  • Built highly-available, API-driven web services before (Node.js, Akka, Angular.js)

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

3-5 years


Up to 10%





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