Software Engineer, Early Career

US - MD - Germantown Ref #12838 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 

The Enhanced Services domain within Global Networks and Technology is responsible for delivering value-added products that provide Viasat the flexibility to scale our commercial connectivity network as the market or region dictates while also delivering innovative features to our customers. Examples of our products include content distribution, traffic policy engineering, mobile terminal connectivity management, and customer Quality of Experience (QoE). While our portfolio of products is diverse, we operate as one team and encourage learning and dissemination of knowledge to enable adoption of best practices and ensure our engineers continue to expand their skillsets and are challenged with new opportunities.

The Enhanced Services team has responsibilities both in the development of new capabilities and supporting those capabilities as they are deployed and operated in our global commercial network (AKA DevOps). This enables us to quickly adapt to the changing needs of our customers and ensures we maintain the high feature quality our customers’ demand. We iterate fast and are continually looking to improve our processes and services to better deliver value to Viasat and our customers.

The technologies within Enhanced Services span Public and Private Cloud, control plane applications, data plane protocols and optimization, distributed systems and microservice architectures. We are looking for software and systems engineers that are able to run experiments independently, have an interest in our feature values fit into the business strategy, and have strong core values of empathy and integrity.


* Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or related field

* Exposure or desire to work with Cloud Technology, Automation, Machine Learning, Big Data, Full-Stack, Embedded, Apps, or Front-End

* Previous experience coding in Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, or Clojure


* Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

* Previous internship experience in software development and/or test related areas

* Knowledge or experience with deployment tools such as Amazon Web Services, Git, Artifactory, Jenkins, Puppet, CHEF, CF Engine, Ansible, Docker, SaltStack

* Knowledge of TCP/IP network fundamentals

* Exposure to Network Programming and Networking fundamentals, Virtualization, Systems Programming

* Courses taken in Software design, Data and Algorithm, Data Structures, Distributed systems, Software architecture, Data modelling, Machine Learning or AI are a plus

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience
0-2 years
Up to 10%
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