Software Engineering Team Lead

Netherlands - Amsterdam Ref #9121 29-Jun-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.

As a Software Engineering Lead you will have the opportunity to build a new team that will influence and contribute to the development of several impactful software solutions across multiple business segments around the world. You have the passion to design and deliver highly scalable distributed applications that focus on the business requirements of internal and external customers and enable industry leadership in a variety of technologies.

You will be joining an international team that works together very closely in a distributed setup in which team members are geographically spread out but collaborate with frequent communication, shared development sessions, distributed pair and group programming, and share information and interactions by phone, video, chat, e-mail, and other means of information exchange.


  • Lead, grow, and manage a team of software engineers to develop custom software solutions, services, and software integrations for production environments
  • Work with international business stakeholders to identify and prioritize requirements 
  • Coordinate risk assessments across multiple teams and services 
  • Prioritize development and support resource allocation based on risk assessments and the needs of supported teams
  • Design integrations between existing in-house applications, FOSS, and COTS software
  • Collaborate across organizations on engineering projects


  • 3+ years of experience leading a globally distributed software team 
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering
  • 1+ years of commercial cloud experience (e.g., AWS, Azure)
  • Experience with Linux environments
  • Experience developing with a major, common programming language
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • BS in STEM or equivalent experience


  • 2+ years of experience working with globally distributed teams
  • 2+ years of experience working in a consulting or professional services environment
  • 2+ years of experience developing custom software solutions and integrating commercial and open-source software
  • Experience with integrated testing (e.g., test frameworks)
  • Experience with modern data storage technologies (AWS S3, PostgreSQL, Trino, etc.)
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience developing solutions to meet regulatory data privacy requirements, such as GDPR, CCPA, LGPD
  • Expert knowledge of AWS and its service offering
  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols
  • BS in technical field (or equivalent experience)


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Years of experience:

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