Reliability Engineer, Early Career

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #12916 09-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

We are looking for passionate and innovative professionals to join our team. You will work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives, continuous learning and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new insights and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. As the Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible to ensure the reliability of Global Networks and Technology (GNT) products and develop/execute reliability testing! You will interface with all engineering teams and management to craft in reliability during all phases of a Viasat’s product lifecycle starting from design to end-use.

  • Plan and execute of various reliability tests including highly accelerated life test (HALT), thermal test and thermal-humidity test
  • Develop and execute a strategy for the reliability lab failure analysis jobs (including cross sectioning and detailed analysis)
  • Conduct traditional reliability analysis (reliability modeling and simulation, reliability predictions, detailed failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA), and so on) to determine the reliability of GNT products
  • Incorporate physics-of-failure (PoF) based concepts and methodologies to proactively improve reliability
  • Analyze reliability data
  • Contribute to failure review board (FRB) activities, assist in root cause investigations, recommend corrective actions and provide creative solutions to mitigate failures
  • Communicate results and any reliability risks to program team and management


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, allied sciences, or related field
  • Familiarity with reliability concepts and analysis
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills   
  • Proficient in python


  • Experience in environmental testing and failure analysis lab
  • A Master's Degree or PhD in Reliability Engineering or related field
  • Proficient in reliability block diagram analysis, reliability prediction methods, and FMECA
  • Knowledge of root cause investigation and failure analysis techniques
  • Proven track record to drive detailed failure analysis activities to root cause swiftly
  • Familiarity with Physics of Failure (PoF) concepts and application
  • Ability to work with and influence design teams and leadership

Viasat has many meaningful and exciting reliability-oriented tasks, and a creative culture that encourages work/life balance. Are you ready to take the next step in your Engineering career where you will thrive and love coming to work? Then submit your resume and start your new path to an exciting career at Viasat. We look forward to hearing from you.       

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Additional Requirements and Information

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