Data Scientist, Special Projects

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - Remote Ref #11174 14-Jun-2022

Job Description

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.

Viasat’s engineering organization is growing, and we are looking for a motivated and adaptable individual to support the corporate engineering leadership team. The main function of the role will be to provide insights into the functioning of our organization and to support new initiatives and decisions with rigorous analysis and prediction techniques. The role provides an opportunity to work with senior leadership across the company, including our global teams.

Job Responsibilities 

Special projects and strategy:

  • Perform analytics to give insights and predict future performance on a variety of people and resource topics including employee satisfaction, hiring, retention, career progression, talent, team productivity, and overall company resource efficiency.
  • Define performance metrics at product, service, team, and individual levels. Implement dashboards for executives to gain insight into the effectiveness and customer centricity of our resources.
  • Work with engineering leadership to develop various engineering performance metrics and ensure that teams receive regular feedback on performance, both at the team and individual levels, and that follow up coaching/education is provided where necessary
  • Design surveys to be given across the company on a regular basis to attain valuable data for analytics on employee-centric issues including job satisfaction, retention, and management structure issues
  • Develop models to predict the future state of various business functions including hiring, retention, and training
  • Work with the People & Culture team and engineering leadership providing data analytics on effectiveness of hiring and onboarding of engineers
  • Develop and review various internal communications of analytic results – drafting documents and presentations for a variety of stakeholders including senior executives.
  • Create and update dashboards for reviewing company KPIs.


  • 3 years of data modelling and analytic experience
  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods
  • Design of surveys and experiments
  • Metric development and display through dashboarding tools
  • Strong empathy, interpersonal skills, transparent, collaborative, and curious.
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving ability and is comfortable working in the presence of ambiguity.
  • Ability to work independently and accurately set priorities.
  • Has a strong results-oriented mindset that prioritizes progress over perfection. Has a strong sense of ownership.
  • A confident communicator across all business segments and employee levels.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Some travel required
Preferred Requirements:
  • Master's degree
  • Experience with Jypiter and Python

The philosophy behind our benefits is simple - we want to provide a comprehensive package focused on your complete health and wellness. We offer all the benefits you would expect- plus more! Haven’t had a voice in your benefits before? Let’s change that. Our unique approach prioritizes the voice of our employees and incorporates that input to design options based on what matters most.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
BA/BS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
3-5 years
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 Colorado-based jobs only: The minimum for this position is $135,150 annually; however, base pay may vary depending on 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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