Deputy Program Manager - Program Controls

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Remote, US - AZ - Tempe Ref #4855 23-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.  

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.

Viasat is a leader in providing practical solutions for difficult communications problems. We bring a unique mix of communications, networking, and security expertise to offer secure networking solutions for satellite and terrestrial communications applications. Viasat continues to grow at a record pace, and a key to our growth and stability has been our flexibility in serving both commercial and military markets. Join Viasat's team and play a key role in continuing our growth and leadership in the communications field.

You will plan and assist in the management of state of the art technology development programs. This includes defining the development program plans in the proposal phase, statusing and managing the activities and staff in accordance with the plan, and reporting key financial data to the senior executive team. You will work directly with a diverse staff including business development, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and quality assurance to manage the product development.

You will also support business development efforts by generating development plans and estimating development costs for proposals and R&D activities. Works on diverse issues and leads the coordination of activities for the teams. 


  • 8+ years of program management experience working with budgets and schedules
  • Proficiency in MS Project, MPM, Earned value management, cost and schedule analysis, MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • The qualified candidate must be a strong communicator and will work effectively with others from multiple disciplines to determine status of development programs
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • US government position. US citizenship required.
  • Travel up to 10 percent 


  • 8+ years of direct experience in developing and managing technical development program budgets and schedules
  • Government contract and proposal experience
  • Clearance: Secret or TS/SCI a plus

Our Viasat Arizona group is located in Tempe, Arizona, also known as the "high tech oasis of the silicon desert". The lively up-beat town of Tempe is located southeast of Phoenix and the world-famous upscale town of Scottsdale. Arizona is also a winter haven and is the golfing and resort Mecca of the Southwest. With a solid work force and an ever-expanding family-based community, The Phoenix metro area has arts, entertainment, all major league sports, and a growing electronics industry that continues to flourish.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career where you will thrive and enjoy coming to work?  Then submit your resume. It only takes a few minutes and could start you on your new path to a fulfilling career at Viasat. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional requirements

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 Top Secret/ SCI Clearance

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