Satellite Communications Systems Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8230 01-Mar-2021

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 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
As a Satellite Communications Systems Engineer, you will have the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art communications systems for commercial and/or government programs. You will work with a team of high-level system engineers focusing on developing advanced system architectures for space and ground systems.

Responsibilities include:
  • Investigating satcom coverage around the globe for mobile (airborne, ground and seaborne) applications
  • Performing link budgets and forecasting coverage and capacity
  • Modeling interference from and into other users
  • Investigating regulations and how they impact specific cases
  • Interacting with other teams (antenna, modem, systems, tools) on:
    • Developing and improving algorithms to optimize performance
    • Matching bandwidth demand and supply
    • Developing and optimizing tools
    • Implementing the above in production systems

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related field (Physics, CS)
  • Digital communications background, or intense interest in SatComs (Satellite Communications)
  • 2-10 years’ experience in Systems Engineering
  • Analytical skills and interest, able and inclined to learn new diverse material at a fast pace
  • Good computer skills (Python, Matlab, SQL, C/C++, Java, JavaScript)
  • Good interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills
  • Up to 10% travel

  • Advanced degree in Communications Systems or Engineering

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

2-4 years


Up to 10%





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