Cybersecurity Software Engineer

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CO - Remote, US - Remote, US - WA - Remote Ref #9927 09-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.

The Data Platform product is located within Viasat’s Data Analytics Hub where we are driving advances in data science and cloud engineering.

In your role as a Cybersecurity Engineer, you will apply your passion for software and cloud security to focus on the Data Platform family while growing your own expertise in the intersection of software, cloud, scalable data pipelines, and security. You will be at the heart of keeping data safe and secure at scale!


Your day will consist of product line security activities (SDLC) for globally distributed infrastructure and apps and guiding your engineering teammates as they define new features and improvements. You will help us drive security focused SDLC improvements, perform security focused code reviews, as well as help crafting and implementing security features directly to PROD yourself.

  • Work with your lead and data platform teams to prioritize, plan and implement security improvements
  • Support risk assessments, architecture and code reviews
  • Conduct application penetration testing and vulnerability assessments
  • Help with development security features and services for production environments
  • Utilize DevSecOps methodologies to drive security of cloud infrastructure, software services, and client libraries
  • Research and develop security services, tools, methods, and prototypes


  • 2-4+ years in software development
  • 2+ years in security engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with cloud and cloud services, (AWS preferred), or proven knowledge
  • Understanding of networking and common protocols, (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Experience within Unix/Linux server environments
  • Understanding of application security vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies.
  • Experience with automated and manual security assessment techniques
  • Familiarity with distributed systems and database technologies
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Travel up to 10%


  • Experience with NoSQL and SQL data storage techniques
  • Security certifications (such as: GCSA, GPEN, OCSP, OSWE, CEH)
  • Experience with any government and industry compliance regimes (such as: PCI, HIPPA, GDPR, SOX, FEDRAMP)
  • MS in software or security fields
This role requires vaccination under the current Executive Order for Government Contractors 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 the deadline indicated here.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
Up to 10%
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 $114800 to $192150 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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