Systems Engineer

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8326 22-Feb-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

This position provides an outstanding customer-centric design opportunity to develop groundbreaking technologies and work closely with our customers to develop multi-function systems from concept to implementation of our nation's most critical defense programs. This includes, advancing our phased array product/technology roadmaps, developing algorithms, supporting integration and test development.

In this exciting and dynamic role, you will report into the Multi-Functions Solutions (MFS) business area while working on a team with diverse strengths to identify, pursue, capture, and execute high priority opportunities that support our strategic growth goals.


  • 8+ years Communications, EW or Radar Systems design experience Both would be nice
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams including Business Development, Systems, Software, RF, FPGA design, and others
  • Strong analytic/mathematics background with experience in system modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Strong system, software, or test background including design and implementation
  • Strong technical leadership
  • Active Clearance or ability/desire to acquire clearance Secret -
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • U.S. Government Position. U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Up to 10% domestic travel

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Understanding of model-based system engineering techniques
  • A strong technical background in RF systems (RADAR, EW, communications)
  • Prior experience on phased array or MIMO systems
  • Experience with L2 and L3 network management and implementation of network stacks
  • The ability to lead trade studies and architect innovative solutions to difficult technical problems
  • Hands on work using lab test equipment
  • 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 Top Secret/ SCI Clearance

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