Embedded OpenWRT Software Engineer

US - CA - San Jose, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MA - Remote, US - MD - Germantown, US - OH - Cleveland, US - Remote, US - TX - Austin Ref #9450 23-Aug-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 design, coding, and debugging skills in C, and C++ on embedded Linux
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technology-related field or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on experience with OpenWRT
  • Experience with common networking protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, NAT)
  • Demonstrable problem-solving experience in a work environment


  • Experience with Linux device driver design, development, and test, in addition to kernel crypto module
  • 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:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years







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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