Systems Engineer

US - GA - Atlanta Ref #7213 27-Aug-2020

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

Come join us as we build complete antenna systems "from RF to bits"

  • Mechanical structures that form the antenna
  • Motors and controllers that position the reflectors
  • Radio frequency transmit/receive electronics, high-speed modems, and software systems that deliver a stream of bits to the end customer

At our Atlanta, GA (Duluth) office we have outdoor test facilities including a multi-system, multi-pad boresite range, two planar nearfield ranges, and nearby a 1500-foot calibrated pattern range with associated control room.

With demonstrated capability in Satellite communications, and antennas, Viasat is able to provide state-of-the-art communications systems for both commercial and government customers. You will be able to use your systems engineering expertise to build the next generation of advanced antenna products and satellite communications terminals.

You will contribute to all of the system aspects of an antenna systems program, beginning with requirements and concept discussions and analysis with potential customers, followed by the generation of a formal proposal, resulting in a contract award in which you would complete the detailed system design, and oversee the implementation, test, system verification, delivery, and sell off of the completed system to the customer.  You will be a key member of the division involved with all aspects of ground terminals, including business development, proposal generation, systems engineering, and project engineering. Sound interesting? Read on!


  • 5+ years of experience working on complex systems
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field
  • Direct experience with RF subsystem design and analysis on multiple fielded projects
  • Capable of supporting to define test plans and procedures for requirements verification of complex systems
  • Proven analytical system design expertise 
  • Proven capabilities to conceptualize, design, implement, and test field satellite ground terminals, antenna telemetry systems, or similarly complex systems 
  • Can work autonomously with little instruction on day-to-day work, but knows when to ask for help
  • Residence and work at Duluth, GA office required
  • US government position. US citizenship required 
  • Travel up to 10%


  • Experience in DOORS or Jama requirements management tools
  • Experience in MATLAB
  • Experience in leading project teams
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field
  • Able to obtain a security clearance if needed
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

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Up to 10%


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