Software Engineer Intern

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - Remote Ref #12783 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 

Our team is working on LinkWay, a cutting edge tactical satellite communications network. Our team is small but has major impact on the GC4 business. We’ve been awarded contracts for stat-of-the art anti-jamming techniques, essential in today’s complex theater of operations.

A LinkWay software developer intern is expected to follow the software development processes. Specifically, these entail writing developing requirements, designs, coding in various programming languages and support  the test and field teams throughout the lifetime of the product.

The ideal candidate, beyond being a versatile, agnostic programmer, has the ability to multitask, communicate well, is able to produce high quality, well written documentation, can work independently while being able to take the pulse of the team and jump in as needed.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in CS, EE, CE or a related field
  • Knowledge of multi-threaded applications and inter-process communication
  • Understanding of real-time concepts on embedded Linux or RTOS platforms
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Scripting expertise with Bash, Python or similar
  • Experience with development tools such as Perforce, Git, Crucible, Swarm, Bamboo, Jenkins, JIRA, Bugzilla
  • Able to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Linux and Linux driver expertise
  • Web-based user interface development experience
  • Experience with large-scale wireless communication systems (SATCOM, LTE, etc.)
  • Networking experience: TCP/IP, NAT, L2 Switching, Firewalls, AAA, DHCP
  • Experience managing Cisco switches and routers
  • Experience with Docker
  • Technical writing/documentation experience (Wiki, Word, Visio)
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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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