Systems and Software Automation Engineer Intern

US - Remote Ref #7055 10-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

  • Develop a module to configure and characterize network data traffic through our satellite network.

  • Work with IPv4 and IPv6 protocols to create a traffic generator.

  • Responsibilities include understanding customer requirements, design, development, and deployment of scripted software tools.

  • Flexibility to work among different project teams dedicated to system infrastructure development; scripting, automation, data visualization & dashboarding.

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering 
  • Full Stack experience
  • Python software development experience 
  • Git experience
  • Linux experience 
  • Able to commit to a 10-12 week internship


  • Agile software development process experience

  • Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD) training or experience

  • Database experience 

  • Satellite access-network experience

  • Experience with software feature design and stakeholder coordination

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything can be connected. We're driven by our ability to redefine what's possible to make a difference in our customers' lives today and tomorrow. We're idealistic, resourceful, and grounded always finding a better way to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%



Worker Classification:


Base Compensation Range*:

32000 - 60000 USD

*Estimated range for the state of Colorado only. Ranges for other states may vary.

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