Software Development Engineer – C, C++, Wi-Fi platforms

India - Chennai Ref #2938 12-Jun-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 2018, our revenues were ~$1.6Billion.

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.

Job Responsibilities:
- Software design, development and debugging on embedded platforms with Wi-Fi and VPN.
- DevOps monitoring tools development and production support.
- Working with architects and systems engineers on defining solutions for internet access gateway devices.
- Interact with Chipset and reference hardware vendors for evaluating and building advanced CPE communications devices.

Required Skills:
- 5+ years of experience in Networking / Telecom / Datacom industry.
- Strong C/C++ programming and Linux shell scripts skills
- Experience with Wi-Fi / 802.11 PHY, MAC protocols and general principles of operation. Hands-on development with Wi-Fi drivers or related firmware preferred. Experience with Wi-Fi Mesh preferred.
- Strong background in SW development for embedded platforms, Linux, OpenWRT, VPN clients, WebGUI / RestAPI.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering or equivalent technical background and experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Travel up to 10%.

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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