Senior DWDM Optical Network Engineer

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - CA - San Francisco, US - CA - San Jose, US - CO - Englewood, US - FL - Melbourne, US - FL - Miami, US - FL - Tampa, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown, US - OH - Cleveland, US - Remote, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station, US - TX - Dallas/Fort Worth, US - WA - Seattle, US - Washington DC Ref #4531 25-Nov-2019

Job description

We’re looking for a DWDM Optical Network Engineer 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 skill set 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:
You will be working on the design and architecture of the company’s core network infrastructure to support our expanding global satellite fleet. You will also work on layer 1 through layer 3 network design, capacity planning and platform management as well as the design of routes for fiber-based networks including point to point, ring, and path diverse routing.

You’re great at:
Using the experience gained during your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering to design complex optical networks
Applying your 10 years of relevant work experience with multi-vendor network equipment to architect complex DWDM systems
•    Interfacing with all departments in ViaSat, vendors, and subcontractors
•    Overseeing and reviewing work done by other engineers, technicians and other support staff
•    Estimating efforts accurately and thoroughly
Creating written network implementation design plans and troubleshooting system issues.
Working to automate networks components and network management systems.
Using your knowledge of 100G coherent technology to build long-haul networks
•    Understanding of routing, switching and basic network communication protocols

You might also have:
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

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:

8 plus years


Up to 10%





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