Cybersecurity Engineer - Active TS/SCI Required

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #14074 16-Mar-2023

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

Keeping our systems, technology, and employees safe is a key priority for Viasat. As a Cybersecurity Administrator for classified systems, you will become familiar with our business missions and goals to deliver high-quality solutions in support of business needs. You will perform daily system and user support activities, analyze needs and performance or existing systems and services, design, harden, test, implement, and validate new technical solutions. You will manage operation of IT systems; provide technical and user support for several stand-alone, LAN and WAN systems; maintain records of HW/SW revisions, perform various configuration management activities, conduct vulnerability prevention and remediation, perform account management, etc., ensuring all actions are documented as required; participate in contamination network cleanup activities related to possible computer security violations/incidents; respond to queries and requests for computer security information and reports; may provide work leadership for lower level employees; and support various levels of activities for Viasat remote cleared facilities.

Our ideal candidate is a confident, energetic self-starter, with strong interpersonal skills; has good judgment, a sense of urgency and has demonstrated commitment to a high standard of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service, and business integrity; is interested in understanding the business mission and goals, and incorporating them with security and compliance best practices to develop, deploy, and maintain effective information systems and services; and has ability to work well under pressure, and uses a systematic approach to problem-solving.


  • BS or MA in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field
  • 6+ years of experience configuring and maintaining software programs and systems hardware functions to include, but not limited to: the latest Windows Client and Server Operating Systems; Sun Solaris; Linux (e.g., Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu); Active Directory; TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP, integrations and account management
  • Proficient with Windows and Linux/UNIX integration, account creation, group policy, administration, troubleshooting, file system maintenance, and backup applications
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate
  • 2+ years of experience with the design, implementation, and administration of VMWare Virtual solutions
  • 2+ years in a DoD, or other industrial security program and overall understanding of ICD 503, Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) and DoD Risk Manage Framework (RMF) process.
  • DoD 8570.1/DoD 8140.01 IAT Level II certification (Security+) or above
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python and PowerShell)
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility


  • 2+ years of experience in managing Routers and Switches (CISCO certifications a plus)
  • 2+ years of experience in managing Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Experience working with vulnerability and compliance scanning tools. (Nessus, SCAP, ACAS)
  • Experience interacting with Ansible

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
US Citizenship required
Active United States Top Secret Clearance
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 United States-based jobs only: The pay range for this position is $111300 to $186300 annually; however, base pay may vary within this range depending on location, 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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