Hardware Engineer Intern

US - MA - Marlborough Ref #9779 16-Sep-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll 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 ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

    Job Responsibilities

    Become a personal contributor in our mission to connect the world! Viasat Hardware Engineers innovate in an environment that encourages collaboration while challenging the status quo. Join the industry leader in digital communication and technology and take control of your professional pathway! Our culture empowers us to do the right thing and explore technology that will benefit people across the globe. It is uniquely Viasat and, intentionally, not like any other company.

    As a Viasat Hardware Intern working in the Secure Network Systems group you will get real world experience by working closely with a mentor on a complete project development cycle, from envisioning, defining, implementing, testing and integrating with external components. Our interns will make a presentation and perform a demonstration at the end of the project.

    This project will involve coding in VHDL or Verilog and using Xilinx Vivado or Intel Quartus tools to generate an embedded processor system on an off the shelf FPGA board. The FPGA team will work with Software engineers/interns to define interfaces both to external clients (human and automated) as well as the internal FPGA logic.

    Our ideal candidate will learn quickly, love solving challenging problems, be innately curious, learn from their mistakes, and thrive in a collaborative environment. Viasat’s intern projects are real world problems that don’t have defined solutions. We provide the tools and environment you need to learn real world skills. Your mentor will guide you through the process while allowing you the flexibility to experiment and learn on your own.


    • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or related field of study
    • Demonstrate ability to design digital logic and write code using VHDL or Verilog
    • Demonstrate ability to simulate digital logic designs
    • Demonstrate ability to implement and test designs on an FPGA
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


    • Classwork related to Ethernet or TCP/IP Networking
    • Familiarity with Xilinx Vivado or Intel Quartus tools
    • Familiarity with Wireshark
    • Familiarity with troubleshooting and debugging in a lab environment
    This role requires vaccination under current guidance applicable to Viasat. As such, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022.  

    To learn more about this site and other office locations, please click here!

    Additional Requirements and information

    Minimum education:

    High School Diploma or GED

    Years of experience:

    0-1 years


    Up to 10%


    US Citizenship Required

    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.