Reliability Engineer, Early Career

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #12918 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, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You will work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and 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. Interested in joining our mission? Look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

As the satellite reliability engineer, you will be responsible to support the reliability activities of next generation Viasat Geo-Stationary (GEO) satellites! You will interface with all engineering teams and management to craft in reliability during all phases of a satellite’s lifecycle starting from design to end-use. Some key responsibilities include:

  • Perform reliability analysis and develop reliability models of sophisticated space systems
  • Conduct detailed failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) of the satellite design, identify critical failure modes (and other risks) and work with the project team to develop appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Incorporate physics-of-failure (PoF) based concepts and methodologies to proactively improve reliability
  • Contribute to failure review board (FRB) activities, lead 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 or allied sciences
  • Familiarity with reliability concepts and analysis
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Familiarity with electronics (preferably space electronics)


  • 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 RF, power, and digital electronics; and mechanical systems.
  • 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. Part of this balance is the chance to help others in your community by being involved in our VPartners program.

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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