DevOps Engineer

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Remote, US - CA - San Jose, US - CO - Englewood, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown, US - OH - Cleveland, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station, US - TX - Dallas/Fort Worth, US - WA - Seattle Ref #7931 15-Jan-2021

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 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

ViaSat has developed and deployed the next generation of high capacity broadband satellites representing the most significant capacity leap in the history of satellite communications. Riding atop that bandwidth, the award-winning ViaSat in-flight internet service has shattered the standard for in-flight Wi-Fi with unmatched speed, quality, and affordability. With ViaSat as a vertically integrated in-flight connectivity and internet service provider, you will be instrumental in helping us deliver capabilities to numerous customers, in the air and on the ground, in an incremental manner.

What you’ll do:

As a member of our Global Infrastructure team, you will contribute to the design, architecture, and end to end deployment of applications primarily hosted on Linux. Your duties will cover a large array of tasks from automating deployment as well as creating deployment frameworks and pipelines for CI/CD managed systems.

Your day to day will also include deploying and supporting global deployments of fundamental datacenter services like standardized system images, Red Hat Satellite 6, SMTP, NTP, Consul, and syslog. You will develop and maintain a number of internal tools using Python, Ruby, Ansible, and Bash that automate our monitoring, pipelines, and processes. As an escalated point of contact, your exemplary customer service skills will help support lab environments as well as our global datacenters. You will definitely play a critical role in deploying and supporting our public and private clouds throughout the world.

What you’ll learn:

This is no company secret. Our CEO, Mark Dankberg was quoted as saying: *ViaSat plans to build its ground segment infrastructure closer to the launch of ViaSat 3. Most will be virtual, using small antennas and utility cabinets with everything else in the cloud.-

With our CEO committed to cloud as a part of our business strategy, ViaSat is the perfect place to dive in and learn about world class satellite technology while making a direct impact on hundreds of thousands of customers. Creating tangible products and services that benefit our customers is a fun place to be.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in an agile DevOps environment
  • Strong experience administering Linux server.
  • Strong experience programming Python, Ruby, Perl or bash
  • Understanding of Linux package installation/creation such as RPM/YUM or DEB/APT
  • Understanding the basics of service discovery.
  • Ability to program against various APIs. 
  • Understanding of Linux security fundamentals
  • Experience with systems deployment and pipeline automation.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt.
  • Experience with source control systems such as Git and Perforce. 
  • Experience with virtualization platforms such as OpenStack and AWS. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience. 
  • US Citizenship Required. 
  • Up to 10% travel
  • Understanding of services such as Consul, DNS, LDAP, SMTP, NTP, and syslog.
  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite. Understanding of Grub and the Linux boot process.
  • Understanding of Cloud Init.
  • Experience with pipeline tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, or Hudson.
  • Familiarity with Relational and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, Dynamodb, PostgreSQL, Cassandra or MongoDB.
  • Experience with application and systems monitoring tools and software.

If you would love to play a key role in the expansion of our Global Cloud Infrastructure, then hit apply!

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



Worker Classification:

At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $129,625 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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