Data Engineer University Grad

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #3343 12-Jul-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

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 leveraging modern tools such as Spark, Kafka, and Impala, we equip every employee with the power to make data driven decisions.

Our Team

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.

Job Opportunity

Data Engineers serve as the backbone of the Platform team. They:

  • Architect real-time data processing pipelines
  • Work alongside business leaders, analysts, and data scientists to deliver data that drives decisions
  • Use technologies that bring the Internet to millions of subscribers
  • Utilize the latest cloud technologies to make it all happen

Our Ideal Candidate

We value curiosity, learning, and adaptability. Our ideal candidate loves solving tough problems using data.

In this position, you will:

  • Design, build and own data pipelines & storage systems
  • Design and develop analytic tools


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Comfortable with several programming languages, including Python, Java
  • Familiar with RDBMS technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Comfortable with Linux environment and common tools
  • Experience dealing with transactional data from a wide variety of systems
  • Up to 10% travel


  • 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
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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