Network Engineer

Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Sydney Ref #7812 23-Dec-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 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
The Network Software Engineer provides technical system architecture support to our Tier 1 Service Provider customers in all aspects of the operation of their network. This includes participation in implementation, testing, and troubleshooting activities as well as network configuration, debugging, and optimization.

As members of the Global Connectivity team, we work with the customer to understand their problems, reproduce them in the lab, and drive them to resolution. Your ability to troubleshoot and tune component hardware and software for secure and efficient network operation will be invaluable. Your skills in scripting, traffic generator setup and operation, and use of network tools are essential in the creation of test environments used to resolve customer issues. Your applied expertise in Network protocols such as MPLS, VPN, BGP, VLAN, IS-IS, and Network-based Security practices are important skills for this role.

You will work autonomously in the troubleshooting of the most complex data network and hardware problems. You will be empowered to research technological advancements and evaluate complex data networking technologies to realise their potential and to recommend future strategic direction.

5+ years of hands-on experience in implementing and solving complex IP/MPLS, Network routing, Network switching, Datacenter technologies in a Service Provider environment
5 + years’ experience with scripting (Python, Bash, TCL, expect, etc.)
High-level knowledge of Network hardware and software
Experience in creating and building test environments, including test plans and procedures.
Ability to understand end-to-end systems and fix issues.
Ability to comprehend sophisticated system architectures and find creative approaches to testing them
Experience with Traffic Generation tools setup and operation (including Spirent, IXIA, or similar tools)
Basic understanding of RF measurement techniques
In-depth knowledge of Networking (switches, routers, firewalls)
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science, or equivalent experience
Up to 25% travel

Some experience with AI or Machine Learning an advantage

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%


Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident required



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