Software Development Engineer – Networking, Embedded, Datapath

India - Chennai Ref #2349 11-Feb-2019

Job description

Job Title
Software Development Engineer – Networking, Embedded, Datapath

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. 

You are capable of software engineering using disciplined software development methods including requirements analysis, use case & user story analysis, high and low level design, implementation and unit test using the C and C++ programming languages, system integration test, deployment monitoring, and sustaining product support, so why not come to Viasat and put these skills to good use? 

You will be a member of the Network Controller and Data Path team working on designing and developing real time, scalable and high-performance overlay network. You will also be responsible for its deployment into cloud-based platform and monitoring of the deployment.

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%.

Minimum Required Skills:
- BS CS/EE with 8+ years of experience in networking/telecom/Datacom industry
- Strong experience programming in C/C++ in a Linux embedded environment
- Demonstrated experience in Networking (TCP/IP, OSPF/BGP) protocol development
- Strong hands-on working knowledge of L2/L3 protocols and L4-L7 applications
- Excellent oral and written communication

Preferred Skills:
- SDN/NFV experience is a plus
- Experience in Golang Programming
- Working experience with data path SDKs from Broadcom/Marvel/ARM
- Working experience with Intel DPDK, SRIOV, OVS is a plus
- Working knowledge of Linux Kernel
- Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD) training or experience
- Experience working effectively in Agile Scrum teams
- Knowledge on Network Testing or Network Automation or Network deployment experience
- Knowledge on Switching, Routing, DHCP, IPv4 / IPv6

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
  • 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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