Senior DWDM Optical Network Engineer

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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.
 
What the role is all about:
 
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!

In this role, based in Carlsbad, California, we are looking for a DWDM Optical Network Engineer to be a key part of a highly visible and business-critical technology team at Viasat. You will be working on the design and architecture of the company’s core network infrastructure to support our expanding global satellite fleet. This includes leading the architecture of DWDM networks, creating written network implementation design plans, and troubleshooting system issues. You will work on layer 1 network design, capacity planning, platform management, and maintenance, as well as serve as an escalation and coordination point for significant network events.

Job Responsibilities:
Lead the coordination of team activities with responsibility for results, including costs, methods, and staffing.
•    Oversee and review work done by other engineers, technicians and other support staff
Establish operational objectives and delegate assignments to direct reports.
•    Estimate efforts accurately and thoroughly
•    Establish relationships and interface with other departments in Viasat, vendors, and subcontractors
•    Develop/mentor members of the team to improve technical depth and breadth, and in the rigorous application of engineering processes
•    Establish technical training goals/plans and ensure that they are both achieved and align with the company’s strategic needs.
Manage your own schedule, prioritizing projects and scope, and plan design activities and outputs within the team.
Create written network designs and implementation and test plans
Create and enforce standards/guides, staying abreast of leading-edge innovations, and communicate with the rest of the team.
Troubleshoot system issues
Work to automate network components and network management systems.


Requirements:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering
10 years of relevant work experience with multi-vendor network equipment to architect complex DWDM systems
Written network implementation design planning and troubleshooting system experience.
Knowledge of 100G coherent technology in build long-haul networks
Understanding of routing, switching, and basic network communication protocols

Preferences:
Experience with use of fiber network design, planning and mapping software tools such as 3-GIS, ESRI ArcGIS and QGIS
Coding and debugging in Java, Python, Golang, or other modern programming languages
Experience with continuous integration & delivery and DevOps methodologies
Operational experience working with major carriers
An understanding of outside plant construction requirements with fiber experience preferred
IP and Ethernet networking experience

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

8-15 years

Travel:

Up to 10%

Citizenship:

None

Clearance:

None

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