System Test Engineer Intern

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #12595 01-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 an intern at Viasat Arizona we will strive to provide you with tasking on real programs where your work product will be contributing to the success of the program. You will be working and learning alongside experience engineers and have access to subject matter experts. In general, as a system test engineer you will be supporting the hardware and software development of custom test systems used to support the development, characterization, troubleshooting, and production of custom products that we design such as microwave/millimeter wave power amplifier IC’s, mix signal IC’s, RF transceivers, phase arrays, sensors, RF sub-assemblies, and space payloads that may be used in government, commercial, and space applications. Depending on the phase of the project, tasking can range from developing test requirements, developing test plans/procedures, designing test hardware, designing test software, and/or supporting the testing, characterization, and troubleshooting of deliverable/production hardware. 


•Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering and/or a related field

•Ability to commit to a 10-12 week internship

•Proficiency with programming in one or more languages such as C#, Python, or C++

•Knowledge in software development processes

•Knowledge of object oriented programming

•Knowledge of programming and controlling test equipment through SCPI commands

•Knowledge of RF amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and transceivers

•Understanding of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, network analyzers, noise figure meters, and signal generators

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Years of Experience
0-2 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship required
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