Satellite Ground Station Field Service Engineer

US - GA - Duluth Ref #11647 04-Aug-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

As a Satellite Ground Station Field Service Engineer with Viasat, you will function as part of a team of experienced individuals to support growth in the Technical Services organization in our Antenna Systems Division in Duluth, GA. This position is a result of our strong business growth and pioneering of high bandwidth SATCOM solutions for commercial, government and military applications. You will be responsible for providing technical support for our SATCOM earth station customers around the world. Your excellent people skills will come into play as you interface directly with the customer, while your ability to work independently to identify the root cause of problems and implement solutions enable customers’ to operate their system with minimal down time.  You will also coordinate with the engineering team at our headquarters for the prompt resolution of any issues encountered to support customer requirements.


  • 5+ years of related field experience
  • Associate's Degree in a technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Self-motivated with the internal drive and motivation to begin and continue tasks without external stimulus.
  • Capable of quickly adapting to new and dynamic situations
  • Demonstrated experience providing remote technical assistance and working independently to quickly identify the problem and devising a temporary and/or long term solution
  • Ability to handle working long hours in stressful work environments until the successful resolution of customer issues.
  • Experience installing, configuring and troubleshooting LAN equipment on customer sites
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to pass skills testing for grip and static strength, dynamic lifting and work/positional tolerances
  • Willing to be on-call after rotation monthly 
  • Current US passport 
  • Available to travel up to 50% (domestic and international).  As such, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 in order to comply with foreign travel vaccine requirements.
  • US government position. US citizenship required.
  • Hybrid remote and onsite in our Duluth, GA location


  • 1+ years of experience with Viasat specific products (3880 ACU, AC4100, VTR-4100, VHR-600, VHR-1200)
  • Education, training and experience to understand the principles of operation of satellite communication systems
  • Direct experience repairing and installing satellite earth stations
  • Secret clearance 

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
AA/AS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
5-8 years
Up to 50%
US Citizenship required
Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance
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 $75550 to $124600 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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