Software Engineering Manager

Netherlands - Amsterdam Ref #10141 13-Sep-2021

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Viasat Netherlands is looking for an experienced software engineering manager to help take our software engineers, and software projects, to the next level. Our Amsterdam office has been driving software innovations for more than two years, and we’re growing significantly in the coming years. With ongoing projects around ground network automation software, enhanced network service software (SD-WAN, Viasat Shield, etc.), and expected growth into internal big data services we are at the cutting edge of software development within Viasat. In addition to our internal stakeholders, we also work with organizations such as the European Space Agency to help shape our research and development projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Enabling effective software development within the Amsterdam office
  • Working actively with stakeholders, members of different business units all over the globe within Viasat’s flat / mesh organization
  • Providing mentoring and enabling growth opportunities for software engineers in the Amsterdam office
  • Providing performance feedback
  • Working with Engineers, Program Managers/Project Managers and other stakeholders to create agreed-upon timelines, accurate prioritization levels
  • In charge of technology roadmap definition and support to the definition of the strategic plan of the Amsterdam office
  • Ensuring products and technical roadmap execution by tracking team’s objectives and maintaining high standards of accountability


  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in SW development
  • At least 2 years of experience in leading software engineering teams in agile development and multi-cultural environments
  • Extensive experience managing a diverse set of both technological and personal backgrounds
  • Soft skills ownership: leadership, teamwork, adaptability and flexibility, and inter-team effective communication
  • Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills


  • Managing and/or working in a truly global organization, and embracing the challenges and opportunities that come with it
  • Experience working with large, external organizations like the European Space Agency
  • Previous strong experience as a software engineer or similar role upon which you can gather experience to help influence others
  • Experience in implementing reliable and efficient processes to accelerate software development and improve quality
  • Software skills:
    • o   Python
    • o   Software Defined Networking
    • o   RESTful Services

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

8-15 years







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