Embedded C / C++ Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - CA - San Diego, US - CA - San Francisco, US - CA - San Jose, US - GA - Atlanta, US - LA - New Orleans, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - NY - Newark, US - NY - Remote, US - NY - Syracuse, US - OH - Cleveland, US - Remote, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station, US - TX - Dallas/Fort Worth, US - WA - Seattle Ref #8116 28-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 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
As a Software Engineer, you will work with a premier team developing and deploying new technologies on a next-generation satellite network. The groundbreaking satellite network is redefining what is possible with satellite-based internet service requiring you to innovate, design, and develop in the world of secure software-defined satellite communication. You will design, develop, deploy, and support new and innovative technology that will be used on a globally accessible satellite network.

Viasat’s unique position as a service provider and equipment manufacturer allows you to experience the whole life cycle of networking software development - all the way from design to deployment. Your fellow senior engineer teammates will be there to aid in design, documentation, implementation, testing, analyses, test execution, and system support, to ensure deployed production networks delight customers.

5+ years of software engineering experience with coding and debugging skills in C, and C++ on embedded Linux
Deep knowledge of OS features like Multi-threading, synchronization, memory management, and networking on Linux or Linux-like Operating systems
Experience with bash and Python scripting in Linux
Demonstrable problem-solving experience in a work environment
Post-COVID, up to 25% travel to Carlsbad, CA if not currently in the area

Proficient in software development tools, source code control environment (git, perforce)
Experience designing and implementing networking protocols at the PHY, MAC, transport, and application layers
Experience working in an Agile / Scrum development environment
Experience with modern updates to the C++ language (C++14)
Experience with ARM53 CPUs
Experience with ARM TrustZone

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%





Worker Classification:


Base Compensation Range*:

129625 - 175375 USD

*Estimated range for the state of Colorado only. Ranges for other states may vary.

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