MAC Layer Systems Engineer -- Protocols, Algorithms, Modeling, and Analysis

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Remote, US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - CA - Remote, US - CA - San Francisco, US - CA - San Jose, US - CO - Remote, US - CT - Remote, US - DC - Remote Ref #4799 22-Jan-2020

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

In this role you will participate in the system specification and design of the next generation of features for a MAC layer for a Satellite Broadband system. Responsibilities will range from requirements definition and allocation, creation of system architectures, analysis and simulation of communication systems and implementations, systems integration/test, to analysis in support of troubleshooting of developed products. You will ensure rigorous system engineering practices are followed. You will be a key liaison with the project engineering leads (SW, HW, Systems) and program office for system engineering activities

  • 6 Plus years of Experience
  • MAC Protocols of various wireless standards (WiMax, LTE, NR, WiFi or related)
  • MAC Support of PHY algorithms
  • IPV6
  • Strong networking knowledge (TCP, UDP, Multicast, routing/switching, etc.)
  • Protocol Design
  • Strong Written and communication skills
  • BSEE/BSCS or equivalent minimum experience.  


  • MSEE/MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred.  

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%





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