Associate Field Service Engineer, Early Career

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #9627 22-Jul-2021

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.

About the team:

The BFT2 Field Services Engineer will provide customer, production, and engineering support for both government and commercial systems, including hubs, remote terminals, and COTS equipment. This support will include a mixture of remote and onsite support for the existing BFT2 network. Key responsibilities include support with deployment, documentation, training, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the various L-Band based hub locations and the remote terminals that operate on these hubs. We work effectively with both internal and external personnel with various skillsets. Disciplines requiring support include software, hardware, electrical, IP networking, configuration management, and technical publications.

As a member of this team, your remote support duties include the operation of the existing L-Band hubs, including initial system configuration, performance monitoring, analyze statistical data, and resolve complex system problems. We interface remotely with customers and other ViaSat groups via phone and email to provide issue resolution and answer customer questions. This support will be provided 24/7 and require each Service Engineer to participate in an on-call rotation. Additional duties include the creation and update of training material, user manuals, procedures, and other related documentation.

Standard on-site support duties include CONUS and OCONUS support of installations, testing, training, and maintenance of all current and future hub locations. This includes hardware, networking, and RF component maintenance and repair, software test and integration, as well as routine maintenance and configuration changes. This position is crucial for supporting both current and future L-band system customers within the services group.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interact with customers via phone and email on troubleshooting problems
  • Analyze complex system issues and perform corrective actions
  • Perform On-Site maintenance at each site on a monthly basis
  • Conduct training at various local and remote sites
  • Design and update training and operator manuals used by the customer
  • Perform remote maintenance and software updates
  • Operate and maintain customer and ViaSat L-band Networks
  • Configure and update Network configuration changes.
  • Conduct software test and integration


  • Associate's degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting SATCOM networks and terminals
  • Experience with Linux based servers and troubleshooting
  • Ability to work with IP/Network problems at all layers of OSI model
  • Ability to pass skills testing for grip and static strength, dynamic lifting and work/positional tolerances.
  • US government position. US Citizenship required.
  • Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain and maintain one
  • On call, willingness to travel; 25%-50%


  • Experience using Python, C++, Java
  • CCNA or Linux certification
If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-2 years


Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required


Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance

Worker Classification:


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