Principal Technical Lead – C, C++, Networking (Datapath)

India - Chennai Ref #3155 26-Jun-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.

Viasat was founded in 1986. Today, we have over 5500 employees globally and in the year ending March 2019, our revenues were ~$2.1Billion.
Our Culture

Want to work in a company that runs like a startup even after 30 years? If yes, then try us. 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. We are growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more.

Role Responsibilities
- Are highly self-driven, self-motivated
- Have a strong sense of ownership and drive for closure
- Interface with product management team to build the product/system requirements
- Collaborate with other product teams on the interface specifications
- Drive technological advancements and innovation

Job Responsibilities
As a data path engineer in our Networking Team, you will be responsible for:
- Design and development of real time, virtualized, high-scalable software
- Requirements feasibility analysis, use case & user story analysis
- High and low level design
- Implementation, unit testing and system integration test
- Deployment into cloud-based platform, monitoring and providing product support

Required Skills:
- 15+ years of experience in Networking/Telecom/Datacom industry
- Strong in programming in C/C++
- Demonstrated working experience using SDKs from Broadcom/Marvel/ARM
- Implementation experience in open vSwitch (OVS), OpenFlow
- Hands-on experience in Intel DPDK, SRIOV
- In-depth understanding of Linux embedded environment
- Excellent oral and written communication
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering Disciplines.
- Up to 10% of travel.

Preferred Skills:
- Working knowledge of SDN/NFV
- Good understanding of QoS concepts
- Working knowledge of L2/L3 Networking (TCP/IP, OSPF/BGP) control plane protocols

Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

8 plus years


Up to 10%


Indian Citizenship required



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