Digital Signal Processing and Software Engineer, Early Career

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #9626 22-Jul-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’s UHF SATCOM business is actively enhancing and modernizing our various modem software and hardware products. We have developed a vast array of modem software products that provide the physical layer foundation for channel control and network terminal capabilities used for military satellite communications. Our products have been deployed by US military and many foreign allies for many years that meet crucial satellite communication needs for warfighters around the globe in all weather and terrain conditions. You will be participating in an active software development team that is elevating our products to become a more capable and robust system by adding more features with increased reliability. We provide a dynamic and flexible work environment where software engineers are encouraged and expected to take initiatives and apply their problem solving skills and creativity to modem software design and to resolve technical issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Math, and/or a related field
  • Experience using C/C++
  • Experiences or knowledge with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Communications theories
  • Experience using Matlab, and/or Simulink for simulation and model-based design
  • Experiences or exposure with embedded software programming concepts and tools
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • US citizenship


  • Previous RF or DSP related internship experiences is a plus
  • Experiences with TI TMS320C6000 family DSPs
  • Experiences or exposure with Python
  • Experience with programmable logic
  • Experience using version control and issue tracking tools (e.g. Git, Jira, Perforce, etc.)
  • Ability and interest to obtain and maintain a security clearance in the future
This role requires vaccination under current guidance applicable to Viasat. As such, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022.  

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-2 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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