Distributed Software/Systems Engineer

US - AZ - Remote, US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - CA - San Diego, US - CA - San Francisco, US - CO - Remote, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown, US - NY - Newark, US - OH - Cleveland, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station, US - TX - Dallas/Fort Worth Ref #8707 14-Apr-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 the 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

The wholesale broadband platform is a large-scale distributed system that delivers connectivity solutions for our global customer customers across various verticals (Residential, business, airplane, maritime, etc). As a distributed software/system engineer, you will be responsible for understanding customer requirements, defining end-to-end designs for this distributed system.

Successful candidates will be able to think strategically and have a proven track record of delivering working system designs. Responsibilities of this position include the following:
  • Working closely with customers to understand their journey/user stories. These include but are not limited to delivering new products and capabilities as well as improving customer experience.
  • Designing technical solutions to deliver new products and capabilities. i.e. design loosely coupled systems with well-defined interfaces that can evolve and provide business agility.
  • Designing technical solutions that are reliable, scalable, and maintainable.
  • Documenting and communicating those solutions clearly to DevOps teams for implementation.
  • Engage in systems operations and apply learnings into design evolution.
  • Learning and applying new technologies.
  • Experience with cloud computing technologies (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Understanding of design patterns and capable of using data modeling techniques to drive design
  • Understanding designing large scale distributed software systems to support replication, scaling, and communication between components
  • Understands and demonstrates the need for customer-centricity
  • Strong networking knowledge (TCP, UDP, Multicast, IPv6)
  • Strong curiosity and desire to learn
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and writing)
  • Willingness to dig in and help debug and resolve issues
  • Ability to see both the broad and narrow picture
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in Telecommunications Industry
  • Experience building global systems
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following technologies: IoT protocols, SD-WAN
  • Experience with Data, AI, or Machine Learning technologies.
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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

8-15 years


Up to 10%





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 $128,750 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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