Digital/FPGA Engineer

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Remote, US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - San Diego Ref #8864 11-May-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 Description

Viasat is a rapidly growing technology company that designs, deploys and operates cutting edge SATCOM products and services that span the globe.  At Viasat you’ll work with highly-motivated engineers in an exciting, dynamic, yet informal environment. You will be able to use your engineering experience to support the next generation of advanced communications products and systems.

You are a highly motivated and capable Digital/FPGA Engineer, with a wide-range of experience, who is looking for an opportunity to develop innovative new products with experts in the industry. In this role you will be responsible for the specification, design, test and documentation of digital hardware and FPGA design. You will be working on moderate scoped yet challenging tasks and will be mentored by leadership.  Sound interesting? Keep reading....


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related technologies or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2+ years digital module and FPGA design experience
  • Experienced in Verilog/VHDL
  • Experienced in the use of lab equipment including logic analyzers, DMM, spectrum analyzers
  • US government position. US citizenship required
  • Up to 10% travel


  • Space hardware design
  • Hi-Rel FPGA experience using Xilinx and Actel RTAX/RTSX/Prosaic
  • Serial interface design
  • Experience using Xilinx/Altera design tools including EDK, Synplicity, Modelsim, DxDesigner
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • MSEE degree

Viasat is located in Tempe, Arizona in the ASU Technology Center.  Arizona is a lovely winter haven and 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 and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

2-4 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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