Backend Software Engineer

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Remote, US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Remote, US - GA - Duluth, US - GA - Remote, US - Remote Ref #13360 09-Nov-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.  At this time, we are seeking a Software Engineer - Backend.

As a Backend Developer, you will be part of a diverse team of engineers developing next-generation, vertically-coordinated products and services at Viasat. Develop robust and performant backend API’s in our domain-driven system. Be responsible for defining, designing, and developing long-lasting solutions to our distributed, cross-domain architecture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Architect, develop, refine, improve, and maintain backend services using Node.js and server less architecture
  • Drive implementation discussions for team on business requirements
  • Work with 3rd party teams and tooling on making necessary configuration changes and design decisions

  • 3-5 years software development experience with over 2 years of related experience with backend development
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of Node.js backend development, TypeScript, GraphQL/Apollo and Serverless Architecture with AWS services such as S3, Lambda, API Gateway, Cloudformation, Cloudwatch
  • Experience working in cross-domain, distributed environment. Advocate for domain driven design
  • Experience designing schemas and retrieving/updating data via 3rd party platform catalog.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and deploying Node.js based API’s using Apollo Server and GraphQL
  • Experience with implementation of automated testing platform for unit tests, integration, and end-to-end tests
  • Ability to work with loose requirements, design and implement solutions to handle changing requirements
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-motivation and independence
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to drive interaction with users, peer developers, and project managers
  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, and complexity analysis
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident required
  • Travel up to 10%


  • Experience with handling CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins
  • Experience with Security best practices and principles including SOC2, JWT
  • Experience with agile methodologies.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
3-5 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For Colorado-based jobs only: The minimum for this position is $135,650 annually; however, base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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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.

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