Hardware Engineer University Grad

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #3635 12-Jul-2019

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 growing rapidly and 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

As a Hardware Engineer at Viasat you will be responsible for developing a wide range of diverse hardware for testing and troubleshooting our highly regarded commercial, military and space products. You will produce test fixture and interface test adapter (ITA) designs, including custom PWAs, which meet performance, cost, and manufacturability goals. In this role you will work closely with Operations, Production, and R&D on continuing to build our test capabilities for new products while improving existing test devices and methods. Your ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment will be key factor to the success of the team. You'll be asked to contribute to program responsibilities to include proposal efforts, requirements definition, conceptual design, tradeoffs, detailed design and drawings, prototype build, integration and test. 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering 
  • Strong troubleshooting skills - low-level electronics to system level
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to envision tests which pinpoint root cause of a problem
  • Strong written, and verbal communication skills, team player
  • Previous internship experience
  • Experience with electronic component selections for new designs and replacement of End of Life parts (FPGA, ADC/DAC, etc.)
  • Experience with O-Scopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzer, Logic Analyzers, Sig Gens
  • RF Experience (Smith Chart, Noise Figure, PSD, LNA, PA, Mixers, etc.)
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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