Software Development Engineer - Cloud, Java/Python, Database

India - Chennai Ref #2347 11-Feb-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. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Title
Software Development Engineer - Cloud, Java/Python, Database

Job Responsibilities
Our culture empowers us to do things that other companies would find very difficult, if not impossible. It’s uniquely Viasat, and intentionally not like any other company. Viasat produces innovative satellite and other wireless communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. If you're looking to join a team in a proven company, then try us on for size. In this role, you will be part of a software development team tasked with specifying, designing, implementing, testing, installing, operating, troubleshooting, and continually optimizing our rapidly expanding portfolio of broadband services. You will be responsible for software and database design, development and support, automated testing; work with the latest AWS services, and optimize as part of an evolving and fast growing business area, you will work within a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic Agile development environment across numerous geographical locations. Given these dynamics, attributes like learning agility, building organizational relationships, communication, accountability, and emotional intelligence are also considered key job responsibilities.
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.

Required Skills:
8+ Years of software development experience (Java or Python) with good knowledge of computer science fundamentals
Experience in developing restful services with any of the frameworks such as Flask, Django, Express.js, or Spring ecosystem
Working with database technologies in SQL or NoSQL, Query optimization, Fault tolerance
Broad range of technology interests across different disciplines including computer and system architecture, web applications, Scalability, performance analysis, distributed systems design, and testing.
Familiarity with cloud computing concepts.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering or equivalent technical background and experience
Experience in an enterprise grade high availability modern web applications environment
Strong understanding of object oriented programming and software architecture.
Strong understanding of the SDLC in an Agile/Scrum environment.
Proven ability to successfully design, build, and deliver globally scalable software applications.
Experience in successfully communicating with stakeholders, product management, and other key contributors.
Experience with Linux and the Linux environment
Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Skills: 
Understanding of any ORM such as SQLAlchemy or Hibernate ? Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD) training or experience 
Experience working effectively in Agile Scrum teams 
Exposure to ETL frameworks 
Exposure to AWS
Hands on experience with the Hadoop stack such as HDFS, MapReduce, Hbase, Pig, Hive, Oozie, Spark etc.

About Viasat: 
Viasat specializes in engineering creative ways to connect consumers, enterprises, and governments to communication applications that improve productivity, quality of life – and even safety – when terrestrial networks are not practical, cost effective, or able to provide a high-quality service. Because of the big leaps we make in performance, speed, bandwidth economics, and security, the company has won numerous awards for its innovation leadership. We have assembled one of the broadest portfolios of technologies in the industry, providing our technical staff with the ability to innovate at every possible point of the systems they create. Opportunities include wireless networking, cloud systems, software, hardware, and cybersecurity. We are seeking to add to our knowledge base by hiring only the best and the brightest.

Viasat Global Facts:
Viasat was founded by three engineers, Mark Dankberg, Mark Miller, and Steve Hart. Dankberg is the Chairman and CEO, and Miller and Hart are Chief Technology Officers
Viasat was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in California
Viasat began trading as a public company on the NASDAQ Stock Market in December 1996 under the symbol VSAT
Over 5,500 employees worldwide
FY18 Revenue $1.6B

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

8 plus years


Up to 10%


Indian Citizenship required



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