Mechanical Engineer - Classified Space Programs

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Tempe Ref #4825 16-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
Viasat is a rapidly growing technology company that designs, deploys and operates cutting edge SATCOM products and services as well as advanced Military and Government programs.  At Viasat you'll work with highly-motivated engineers in an exciting, dynamic, yet informal environment in the development of RF- mmWave  and high speed digital semiconductor packaging solutions and systems. 
The packaging development process includes package definition, stack-up, substrate layout, bond diagram, simulation, technical risk/cost assessment, materials and process characterization, and compilation of formal documentation.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a team member with other top notch mechanical engineers. Your experience in physical design of microelectronics hardware will be valued as your become the go to person in performing structural, thermal, and dynamic analysis. You will be empowered to make positive contributions and decisions in design, testing, and prototype fabrication. Your people skills will come to play as you work closely with team mates, subcontractors, and our customers.   

5+ years experience in RF/Microwave module level electronic packaging design or similar work.
Experience with 2D and/or 3D mechanical design tools
Knowledge of thermal analysis of electronic packaging design
Knowledge of finite element modeling techniques and software
Knowledge of packaging microwave electronics for space environments
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
US Government position. US Citizenship required
Ability to travel  up to 10%

Masters of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Experience with the following tools: Solidworks, Solidedge, ANSYS, CATIA, NASTRAM
Clearance: TS/SCI

Viasat is located in the Tempe Arizona in the ASU Technology Center. Arizona is a lovely winter haven and the golfing and resort hub of the Southwest. With a solid work force and an ever-expanding family-based community, the Phoenix metro area has arts, entertainment, all major league sports, and a growing electronics industry that continues to flourish.
We are searching for candidates who are self-starters who do not mind being challenged and enjoy contributing inputs that will influence the overall contracting strategy within the business area.  If you have a drive to succeed and grow your career, Viasat might be a fit for you!  Submit your resume in confidence. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required


Must be able to obtain a United States Top Secret/ SCI Clearance

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