Data Scientist

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4511 13-Jan-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.  

Job Responsibilities

Our Team
We employ the latest technologies (Spark, Kafka, Impala, Hadoop) to analyze the Petabytes of data our operational systems produce. We employ developers, data scientists, and engineers to gain insight; solving both business and technical problems. Our innovative solutions are a result of the diversity of our team.

Your Opportunity
As a team member, you'll build a breadth of knowledge including distributed systems, predictive analytics, and machine learning. You will design, develop, and deploy analytic pipelines to answer questions across multiple business areas and disciplines.

Our Ideal Candidate
We encourage learning through immersion, collaboration and action. We value adaptability and curiosity. Our ideal candidate is someone focused on solving tough problems using data and loves doing so.

As a Data Scientist, you will contribute with:

  • Exploratory Analysis: Architect, design, and build data analysis pipelines working with large and complex data sets.
  • Visualizations: Create visualizations to effectively convey the information discovered through analysis.
  • Product Operations: Design experiments, build dashboards, and evaluate & define metrics to improve business performance.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent understanding of several statistical and machine learning models
  • Extensive experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python, Matlab
  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Impala, Hadoop
  • 10% travel


  • You'll be especially competitive if you have any of:
  • Experience with Scala or Java
  • MS/PhD in a data related field such as mathematics, computer science, physics, or similar

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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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