Software Engineer Intern

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #3335 12-Jul-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 Responsibilities

Our software development team is responsible for developing networking and cybersecurity products and services for a diverse customer base that includes consumer, commercial, government, Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.  They work in an Agile Scrum framework with a CI / CD pipeline using SecDevOps processes to deploy code into production environments at will and on demand up to multiple times per day. As an embedded software developer intern, you will support the creation of secure Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) including networking applications for terrestrial or mobile environment and integrate them into a Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture.

Our Team

Our software development team is dedicated to working in a collaborative environment with multidisciplinary teams across all of ANCS and Viasat. They use SDN with VNFs to provision, manage, and program networks more rapidly to provide mass customization to personalize network and security services. As an embedded software developer intern, you will support the creation of secure products, services and applications that achieve faster time to market, reduce complexity by decoupling the control and data planes, while making automation highly secure and scalable by eliminating manual configuration of the networks.

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Classes with networking software (e.g., OSI Model, TCP/IP, IPTables, NAT, Deep Packet Inspection, IPV4, IPV6, routing protocols, DNS, etc.).
  • Coding experience in C/C++, Lua, Go, Java, or Python
  • Willingness to learn network or software virtualization
  • Good communication, teamwork skills and desire to learn about the secure networking domain
  • Good software design, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Experience with or desire to learn Linux
  • Classes or working knowledge of TCP/IP network fundamentals, VFNs or SDN.
  • Classes or prior experience working with: container technology (e.g., Docker/Kubernetes), version control systems (e,g., Github) and CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins), and network monitoring tools
  • Classes or previous Knowledge/Experience with the following deployment tools: Amazon Web Services, Heroku, Git, Artifactory, Jenkins, Puppet, CHEF, CF Engine, Ansible, Docker, SaltStack
  • Classes or Knowledge/Experience with the following cloud platforms: Amazon, Openstack, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Salesforce
  • Classes or prior experience working with multiple Networking and Communications technologies and protocols like packet switching, IPv4/v6 routing, and networking protocols such as BGP, MPLS, EVPN, TLS and IPSec
  • Classes or prior experience working with OS and CPU features like multi-threading, virtualization, synchronization.
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

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