Software Development Engineer – C, C++, Python, Networking

India - Chennai Ref #3986 28-Aug-2019

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 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 pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider.

Viasat was founded in 1986. Today, we have over 5500 employees globally and in the year ending March 2019, our revenues were ~$2.1Billion.

Job Responsibilities
As a member of our DevOps team, you will be involved in all aspects of software engineering of components that help build Viasat’s products and services. This includes participation in research, design, development, testing, debugging, automation and operational activities of the software component(s) that the individual or team is responsible for. You will be responsible for delivering professional quality software using sound software development methodologies with support and guidance of experienced senior developers and architects.
Our team members enjoy working closely with each other utilizing an Agile development methodology. Priorities can change quickly, but our team members are able to stay ahead of deadlines to delight every one of our customers whether they are internal or external to Viasat. Travel up to 15%.

Required Skills:
- 5+ year’s hands-on software development experience in a team environment with proven success at delivering production quality code.
- Programming skills in Go, Python, Ansible, Scripting, C, C++.
- Strong foundation in data structures and good understanding of algorithmic complexity and trade-offs of different implementations.
- Creative debugging skills using tcpdump, ping, wireshark, gdb, coredumps and other commonly used tools.
- A good understanding networking concepts, network programming, and virtualization is required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication abilities. You will be required to communicate both verbally and in written form with remote international teams very frequently.
- Masters/Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience.

Preferred Skills:
- Experience with tools such as Splunk, Grafana, AWS constructs, Test Automation Frameworks desired.
- CI/CD and Devops exposure is a strong plus.

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


Indian Citizenship required



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