Space Systems Engineer Architect

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CO - Englewood Ref #8396 19-Mar-2021

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 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

Viasat has an immediate opening for a Space Systems Engineer Architect to join our team and help us continue to build on our successful 30-year legacy in end-to-end space, tactical, and enterprise network communications systems for our nation’s space, air, and terrestrial platforms.

This position provides a unique opportunity to architect cutting-edge technologies and collaborate with our customers to develop multi-function systems from concept to implementation that support our nation's most critical defense programs.  This includes algorithm development, embedded software development, firmware development, integration, and implementation on hardware

In this exciting and dynamic role, you will report into the Government Systems business Segment while working closely and collaboratively with other Viasat stakeholders to identify, pursue, capture, and execute high priority opportunities that support our strategic growth goals.

This position can be based in either Carlsbad, CA or Denver, CO

  • 10+ years’ Communications or Radar Systems design experience with a Master’s degree; 15+ years’ experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams including Business Development, Systems, Software, RF circuits, FPGA design, and others
  • Strong analytic/mathematics background with experience in system modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Proficiency using MATLAB, SimuLink and MathWorks
  • Strong system, software, or test background including architecture, design and implementation
  • Proven technical leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • U.S. Government Position.  U.S. Citizenship Required. 
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or ability/willingness to obtain clearance when administratively feasible
  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestic travel 

  • Understanding of model-based system engineering techniques
  • Proficient in developing, implementing and testing embedded SW
  • Experience developing firmware (Verilog or VHDL)
  • Working knowledge of modern FPGA architectures
  • Experience with version control software (Git)
  • Experience working with lab test equipment
  • Experience with script development
  • Willing to obtain a DoD TS SCI clearance (or held one in the last 2 years)

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required


Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance

Worker Classification:

At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $180,350 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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