Business Area Manager (Tactical Networking & Communications)

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Remote Ref #13332 27-Oct-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.

Do you like being at the forefront of the development, marketing, and fielding of complex systems to solve customer problems?  Are you passionate about technical excellence?  ViaSat is a leader in providing practical solutions for difficult communications problems.  The company has been honored for its record of performance by national magazines such as INC, Forbes, Fortune Small Business, and Business Week, including two years running on the Business 2.0 “100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies.”

As a Business Area Manager within our Advanced Networking and Cybersecurity (ANCS) business, you will lead a business of communications products and services for DoD expeditionary employment.  You will lead a team consisting of program/product management and engineering, and will work across many business functions from business development, finance to operations to drive business execution and growth. You will be responsible for shaping and executing the strategy, engaging with customers to identify and close opportunities, manage development programs and the product portfolio, and drive the technology roadmap and next generation solutions.  The individual must be able to develop compelling, unique and effective value positions to bring to market, demonstrate strong business acumen, and develop effective product strategies with a clear understanding of the customer need and marketplace.  The position requires flexibility in working hands-on to drive successful outcomes, while demonstrating strong influence and leadership skills.    

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to lead the development and execution of strategic plans, technology roadmaps, financial forecasting, and discretionary budgets. 
  • Work with business area management in assessing market/product offerings and opportunities, representing overarching viewpoint of the ability of the business area to execute to derived cost/schedule market requirements. Participate in go/no management decisions regarding new products/projects.
  • Overall responsibility for program execution through leadership, program scheduling, financial reporting and budgeting, managing contract deliverables while identifying and mitigating risks, and interfacing with program customers.
  • Display proactive and flexible project-oriented dedication, with ability to both delegate to the team as well as drive down into detail, assisting in areas of weakness.
  • Lead the performance measurement and improvement of our customer’s experience on the Viasat Government Segment.
  • Apply a collaborative/consultative working and leadership style, relying on common sense and personal competence for persuasion and consensus building.


  • 7+ years’ experience in program and/or business area management delivering integrated products and software development
  • Experience with Agile development framework and practices
  • Management of co-located team over diverse geographical locations
  • Proven ability to manage proposal efforts and participate in ongoing business development
  • Demonstrated ability of full understanding of Profit/Loss Concepts
  • Experience managing different contract types and risk management practices
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Discipline
  • US Citizenship


  • BA/BS degree in Engineering (EE, CE, CS)
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Experience with DoD expeditionary communication technology and CONOPS
  • Experience with networking technologies
  • Experience with Government systems and service acquisition
  • Experience with EVMS
  • PMP
  • Active DoD US Secret Clearance
To learn more about this site and other office locations, please click here!

Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience
8-15 years
Up to 25%
US Citizenship required
Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance
Worker Classification

Back to search jobs

Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here.