Deputy Program Manager

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #11880 05-Apr-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.

Viasat is a leader in providing practical solutions for Government and Commercial Satellite based network communications. Viasat brings a unique mix of communications, networking, and security expertise to offer satellite communication solutions for both commercial and government applications. The company continues to grow at a record pace, with all business areas benefiting. A key to the company’s growth and stability has been its flexibility in serving both commercial and military markets. Join Viasat’s team to help continue our growth and leadership in the Tactical Data Links market.

Job Responsibilities

In this Deputy Program Management position you will be help manage a tactical communications existing/development program for the NexGen TDL product area, working with the US Government and industry partners, and providing leadership to the Viasat team. This role requires strong leadership and program management skills. Experience in managing US Government contracts and using metrics such as Earned Value is a plus. You’ll take pride in the work we do for our military and our country and it will show in your diligence to make things happen.


  • 4+ years’ experience in program management, or related support, with some of that experience around delivering integrated products
  • Management of co-located team over diverse geographical locations
  • Proven ability to support proposal efforts and participate in ongoing business development
  • Demonstrated ability of full understanding of Profit/Loss Concepts
  • Basic understanding of contract types and risk management practices
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical or Business discipline
  • US Government position. US Citizenship required
  • Active DoD secret clearance or ability to obtain when administratively feasible
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%


  • Experience with development of small, complex electronics products
  • Experience with Link 16 systems and networks
  • BA/BS degree in Engineering (EE, CE, CS)
  • Experience with Government systems and service acquisition
  • Experience in integration of systems into various vehicles
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance


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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Years of Experience
4-6 years
Up to 25%
US Citizenship Required
Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance
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