Information Technology Specialist (Active Secret Clearance Required)

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - San Diego Ref #11465 09-Jun-2022

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.

Job Responsibilities

Are you willing to challenge yourself to learn, support, and share knowledge and experience with team members as the team engages in a broad range of technical areas and disciplines to maintain and enhance the operating environment?  Do you have a genuine interest in security and are diligent in maintaining and improving the posture of the environment through collaboration among team members, IT product teams, and stakeholders?  Do you get satisfaction from ensuring your customers are enabled with the tools and services they need to fulfill our company’s missions?  Then this might be the right role for you. 

Manage and execute the daily activities for configuration and operation of IT environments.

Provide technical and user support for several stand-alone, LAN and WAN systems

Administer, support, and optimize Perforce Helix Core with LDAP integration

Maintain records of HW/SW revisions and perform various configuration management activities

Implement updates and management to provide the latest capabilities to engineers while ensuring the highest levels of security.

Perform account management and other related duties

Ensuring all actions are documented as required

Participate in incident response and sanitization activities

Provide computer security information and reports as necessary 


Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of experience or 6+ years of experience in an equivalent role

Experience configuring and administering Windows (WIN 10, Win Server 2016/2019) and Linux (e.g., Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu) operating systems

Experience with source control systems, ideally Perforce, at an admin/management level, preferably with the CLI rather than just GUI.

2+ years of experience with the design, implementation, and administration of VMWare Virtual solutions

Advanced system and network troubleshooting

Group Policy, Solid understanding of networking fundamentals (OSI model, TCP/IP, ports & protocols), DNS and DHCP

Strong working knowledge of file system, and system backup/recovery management.

Excellent written communication and organizational skills

Interpersonal skills to deal courteously and effectively with a diverse group of individuals

Ability to work well under pressure, good problem-solving skills

Solid understanding and proficiency for executing and implementing controls and specified in the DoD Risk Manage Framework (RMF) process

Active Secret security clearance


Experience with configuration management or automation platforms like SCCM/MECM, AWX, Ansible, Puppet, Chef

Experience in scripting or developing automation in one or more languages, such as Python.

Possesses a comprehensive understanding of how Perforce and Swarm are used by developers to branch and merge code to support provisioning and recover efforts

2+ years of experience in managing Routers, Switches, and Firewalls (CISCO certifications a plus)

2+ years of experience in managing Microsoft Exchange Server

Experience working with vulnerability and compliance scanning tools. (Nessus, SCAP, ACAS)

This role requires vaccination under the current Executive Order for Government Contractors applicable to Viasat.  As such, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 no later than the deadline indicated here.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
BA/BS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
Up to 10%
US Citizenship Required
Active United States Secret Clearance
Worker Classification

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