Security Software Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CO - Remote, US - Remote, US - WA - Remote Ref #7487 27-Oct-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.  

The Analytics Tools Group is driving advances in data science, analysis, and engineering at Viasat.  Keeping data safe and secure at scale is an exciting challenge and full of opportunities for building solutions starting with research and development following all the way through to engineering and deploying projects into production.  The group has a range of security and privacy projects and are looking for a Security Software Engineer to join the team. You will develop scalable security software, drive team SDLC improvements, and analyze and assess security of applications and services.


There are many interesting projects focused on data security, privacy and sovereignty as the world evolves a growing web of privacy regulations and frameworks.  The group is taking on an increasing amount of data and analytic projects for the company and its partners.   The global distributed footprint is expanding and growing more complex.  This provides a rich environment of opportunities to make an impact keeping the infrastructure, applications, and data safe, private, and secure.


Develop software and services for production environments

Utilize DevSecOps methodologies to keep cloud infrastructure and software services operational and secure

Perform risk assessments, architecture/design and code reviews

Conduct application penetration testing and vulnerability assessments 

Stay current on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities and controls

Research and develop security services, tools, methods, and prototypes

Build integrations between existing in-house software, FOSS, COTS software


3+ years software development

1+ years security-focused software engineering

Passion for software security and cloud technologies. Broad interest in security topics

Deep understanding of application security vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies

Deep technical knowledge of AWS and its service offering

Experience with automated and manual application assessment techniques

Experience with DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelines

Experience with Unix/Linux server environments

Asks great questions 

Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Knowledge of common network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)

BS in technical field (or equivalent experience)

Travel up to 10%


2+ years security-focused software engineering

Experience with distributed systems security

Security certifications desired (e.g. GCSA, GPEN, OCSP, OSWE, CEH, etc)

Experience with design requirements from government and industry (PCI, HIPPA, GDPR, SOX, FEDRAMP, etc)

Experience with GCP or Azure cloud environments in addition to AWS

Experience with NoSQL and SQL data storage techniques


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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:



Up to 10%





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At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $124,450 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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