Optical Network Planner

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4253 08-Oct-2019

Job description

We’re looking for an Optical Network Planner to be a key part of a highly visible and business-critical technology team at Viasat.

Do you love working in a cutting-edge, fast-moving environment where you are constantly expanding your knowledge base? Are you looking to grow and develop your skillset every day while working with complex satellite and communication systems? Do you enjoy being part of a company where you can be innovative and change the world at the same time? If this sounds like you, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

What the role is all about:

The Optical Network Planner is a key part of the ViaSat team, responsible for the detailed planning of network infrastructure to support our growing satellite fleet. This includes but is not limited to network topology planning for new builds and expansions, coordinating complex network implementations, identifying risks and evaluating alternatives.

You’re great at:

  • Using the experience gained during your bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science to design and plan fiber network design, planning & mapping software tools such as 3-GIS, ESRI ArcGIS & QGIS
  • Applying your 3 - 5 years relevant work experience in planning routes for fiber-based networks based on engineering specifications and network architecture standards
  • Using telecom OSP experience with fiber optic networks related to mapping and GIS
  • Driving discussions with network infrastructure providers to acquire route data and analysis of alternatives
  • Collaborating with strategic negotiators and designers to compile and present project feasibility studies, and to acquire the assets needed to deliver the network
  • Maintaining detailed network documentation including topology, installation, build plans, and equipment design
  • Supporting network deployment and activation activities.

You might also have:

•             Familiarity with optical data transport technologies

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 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.


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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

3-5 years


Up to 10%





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