Hardware Engineer Intern

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #12660 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 a Hardware Engineer Intern at Viasat, you will participate in developing a wide range of diverse hardware for testing and troubleshooting our highly regarded commercial, military and space products. You will design test stations, test fixtures, interface test adapters (ITA), and custom PWAs to meet performance, robustness, cost, and manufacturability goals. In this role you will work closely with Operations, Production, and R&D on continuing to build our test capabilities for new products while improving existing test devices and methods. Your ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment will be key factor to the success of the team. You'll be asked to contribute to program responsibilities including proposal efforts, requirements definition, conceptual design, tradeoffs, detailed design and drawings, prototype build, integration and test.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written, and verbal communication skills, team player
  • Able to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Experience with test equipment such as oscilloscopes , spectrum analyzers, network analyzer, logic analyzers, signal generators
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Schematic design/capture experience, preferably  with Mentor Graphics DxDesigner
  • RF knowledge / coursework
  • Experience developing formal requirements and participating in reviews

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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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