5B2 Systems Administrator

Australia - Canberra Ref #10887 15-Nov-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 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
In this role you will instrumental for the 5B2 installation and support mission by providing Systems Administration support for servers and client systems supporting the SATCOM gateway. This includes providing active directory support, virtualization support with ESXI, DHCP, and DNS Support in addition to working with Juniper networking equipment. Additionally, you will provide support to the security accreditation process through the implementation of system hardening and documentation needed to generate the accreditation package, and will fill a pivotal role in Viasat’s 5B2 Program in Australia and be involved in the test campaign for system acceptance for the SGS-E site in Wagga Wagga. To accomplish this, you will work with local and overseas Viasat technicians from multiple disciplines and teams. You'll provide primary technical support to team members via phone and email, as well as frequent on-site support when needed to help meet the system administration needs for SGS-E. This job involves working with Defence Satellite Communications, particularly Large Antenna SATCOM gateway systems. This opportunity is based in Canberra however the large focus of effort in 2021 will cover 5B2 system acceptance activities in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

  • 6+ years’ experience with system administration experience
  • Working knowledge of Server 2016 and Active Directory, DNS and DHCP
  • Demonstrated experience with ESXI virtualization deployments
  • Proven experience with configuring network devices including Juniper routers and Ethernet switches
  • Experience with security hardening for systems and network devices
  • Ability to pass skills testing for grip and static strength, dynamic lifting and work/positional tolerances
  • Australian Citizen with active Australian Government Secret Clearance (NV1) or ability to obtain one
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to domestic and international locations
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:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:



Up to 50%


Australian Citizenship Required


Must be able to obtain an Australian Government Secret Clearance (NV1)

Worker Classification:

Temporary Worker

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