Lead Project Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CO - Englewood, US - GA - Duluth, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown Ref #11593 12-Sep-2022

Job Description

  1. 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

You will be an engineering leader on a multi-disciplinary Software Product Engineering team working within a multi-regional, cross-functional software product organization. The Product Engineering team provides engineering guidance for new features that deliver value to our commercial airline customers. You will be responsible for working with the Product Management team and airline customers to generate and translate business needs into feature specifications and a development plan, and will support the Engineering teams as they execute throughout the product lifecycle. The solutions you design will interact with a complex and dynamic satellite networking system and cloud enabled ground segment, requiring a broad multidisciplinary understanding and approach to problems.

In this role, you will work with Product Management to understand product feature needs and perform technical translation, Turn customer requirements into software acceptance criteria, Drive the planning and estimations of initiatives through collaboration with the DevOps teams, Analyze protocol specifications and assist in software understanding and decomposition, Work with DevOps leads to define Epics that independently add business value but preserve the system architecture, Work with DevOps leads to turn Epic status into program level status, Work with DevOps to define and in some cases document interfaces, Mediate technical conversations between the engineering organization and the customer, Assist with the definition of system test plans and procedures, Partner with product owners and team leads on delivery roadmap and product features, Represent architectural perspective of product boundaries to the team, and work with the other members of the Product Engineering team to incorporate features into a technical roadmap that feeds into the overall product portfolio roadmap for the business.


  • 8+ years experience as a technical leader within Project Engineering and systems Engineering

  • BS in EE, CS, or related field
  • Ability to bridge the desires of the customer with the capabilities of the product by carrying technical expertise into strategic conversation about products
  • Able to lead multiple teams within a cross functional engineering organization 
  • Experience with Linux, iptables firewall and internet networking protocols
  • Experience with defining and maintaining interface specifications
  • Ability to influence and drive software engineering teams to help meet business needs through technical guidance
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Experience with leading systems level analysis and design by quickly understanding new technologies and domains, capturing use cases, and translating this into work to be done by cross functional software development teams
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to drive interaction with product managers, customers, and developers
  • Write both technical and non-technical documentation that is clear, concise, and speaks to a wide audience
  • Problem solver with excellent leadership skills who can motivate others to reach company objectives
  • Up to 10% Travel

  • Technical and software engineering background in the areas of cloud computing, enterprise computing, servers, networking, and virtualization technology and products
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Familiarity and experience working within a scaled agile software development organization that practices Scrum
  • Exposure to front end business development and process

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience
8-15 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship required
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. For United States-based jobs only: The pay range for this position is $141150 to $229150 annually; however, base pay may vary within this range depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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