Senior RF / Baseband Engineer

Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Sydney Ref #5211 12-Nov-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.  

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!

The Senior Satellite Access Network Engineer is involved in the implementation, support, and maintenance of satellite access networks with a focus on RF and baseband technologies at satellite gateways and with user terminals. The role will manage the performance and configuration of RF and baseband systems and deal with the resolution of day to day issues and faults.  They will ensure the effective resolution of satellite network issues to satisfactorily restore network performance and functionality. This role will work locally in Australia and will form part of the APAC Engineering team.

Job Responsibilities
Participate in and contribute to projects, including design, installation, integration, troubleshooting, and acceptance activities.
Travel to field sites to implement, support, and maintain RF and baseband systems.
Resolve issues experienced in satellite networks operated or supported by Viasat.
Represent the customer’s interest within Viasat to deliver optimal outcomes to Viasat customers.
Proactive management of emerging issues in satellite networks.
Analyze system requirements, identify gaps, and advise on implementable solutions.
Act as an RF and baseband SME towards internal and external customers and partners.
Evaluate and recommend future technology options.
Mentor and support other less experienced engineers.
Manage network incidents by facilitating the acknowledgment, triage, and restoration of network functionality and performance.
System quality analysis by proactively monitoring and identifying quality trends in the customer experience or in the satellite network.
Support of satellite networks operated or supported by Viasat outside or normal working hours as part of established on-call rosters.

At least five years of RF and baseband experience.
Experience acting as a customer point of contact.
Good and effective verbal and written communication skills. 
Experience working with local and remote teams.
Good time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Experienced and competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Extensive knowledge of satellite ground systems and networks.
Proficient with satellite network engineering tools and applications.
Must be a citizen of Australia.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or related field is preferred.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


Australian Citizenship Required



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