Hardware Engineer Intern - Digital/Programmable Logic

US - GA - Atlanta Ref #9676 24-Aug-2021

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

Our team at Viasat develops cutting edge technology products that are part of satellite communications ground system equipment. These products include very high data rate MODEMs, satellite tracking receivers and antenna system controllers. Development of these products involves advanced programmable-logic design, high-speed serial protocols, signal processing, and knowledge of communication systems.

As a Hardware Engineer Intern, you will design and test complex, high speed, FPGA designs implementing DSP algorithms for cutting edge communications systems. You will help define system level communications and networking requirements, support system simulations, translate requirements into hardware architectures, implement and document FPGA based designs using HDL, generate test vectors to fully test designs, and support systems integration to produce functional designs.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Previous experience or exposure to FPGA's and digital circuit design
  • Previous experience with Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Previous internship experience
  • Exposure to C, C++, Python, and MATLAB
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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

Worker Classification:


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