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Frequently asked questions
You can apply to up to seven positions per month. Should you find more than seven positions you would like to submit to, please reach to us at email@example.com.
Our Careers site is a wealth of information about our culture, benefits, and more. Take some time to explore Viasat through this site, our corporate blog, and more, and then research the specific department or business you’re interested in. Also, know your resume! If we bring you in for an interview, we're very interested to hear about your past positions/experience.
Yes, we do provide relocation assistance for jobs that qualify. Ask your recruiter about it during the interview process!
Definitely not. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds, such as marketing, finance, design, legal, and political science. You can find Viasat employees designing marketing materials, pitching new technologies to potential clients, or building the payload of a satellite. This diversity of expertise allows us to respond to the different customers, perspectives, and backgrounds we serve.
Absolutely! Students are the gateway to our future, and we offer amazing internship programs and early career opportunities in many locations.
Yes! We strive to ensure our employees feel rewarded in every aspect of their workplace benefits – including compensation. We keep a close eye on market trends to make sure our compensation stays competitive for all employees, as well as also focusing on excellent benefits, challenging work, a commitment to learning, and giving back to our communities. We also encourage you to research comparable salaries for the job you’re seeking.
At Viasat, we believe in helping you achieve your professional and learning development goals. Our learning culture encourages you to magnify your strengths and acquire cutting-edge skills to achieve your career goals. We offer an array of programs designed to help you grow: Viasat University online courses, Workshops, Book clubs, Tech talks, Hackathons, and more! Take advantage of generous tuition reimbursement, continuing education, and scholarship programs to advance career growth, change directions, or simply stay current with new technologies. And of course, expect to learn and grow through informal mentorship from your brilliant coworkers.
Start out as a systems test engineer and end up working on network architecture design for our last generation satellite infrastructure. Come in as a government affairs specialist and then learn web development. Your career at Viasat is up to you – and where some might see limits, we only see opportunities.
Yes! At Viasat, we celebrate talented, determined team players, regardless of background, interests, or life stage. Bring your unique background and interests, and you’ll find an environment rich with opportunity that cultivates respect and inclusivity. Our employee resource groups (ERGs) provide a chance to connect with a network of colleagues who share and celebrate similar values, beliefs, and individual identities. Here are just a few of our ERGs:
- Black Professional Alliance
- Veterans Alliance
- Hispanic/Latino Leadership Alliance
- Women in Technology Alliance
- Next Gen Alliance
- Pride Alliance
- Ability Alliance
- Families Helping Families Alliance
- South Asian Alliance
... and more to come! We welcome employees to start their own ERGs if they are interested.
If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Viasat and need special assistance due to a disability or accommodation for a disability, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Security Clearance at Viasat
Viasat Inc. is a Federal Government contractor that works with government and military organizations which may require employees to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. Learn more about obtaining and maintaining security clearance in the countries below.
- A government security clearance requires U.S. Citizenship.
- A person who supports a Department of Defense (DoD) or Intelligence Community government contract that requires a specific clearance level and has the “need to know”.
- There are a wide range of employment opportunities within several industries that require a government security clearance.
The government security clearance application requires either ten or seven years of history for the following categories:
- Where you have lived – and in the last three years a point of contact who can verify the location
- Education background- any degrees or diplomas received, or schools attended in the last 10 years
- Where you have worked and employment record- which would include military history
- Relative information – to include spouse, parents, siblings, in-laws, and children
- Foreign Contacts – work associates, friends, or relatives not listed in the relative’s section
- Foreign Activities – Foreign financial interests, foreign financial real estate, foreign benefits or foreign national support
- Foreign Business – Foreign consulting, national job offers, foreign government contacts, sponsorship of a foreign national
- Foreign Travel – any exciting place you have visited in the last 7 years or trips taken for family, tourism, or business outside of the U.S.
- Police Records
- Personal Financial Record – Examples include but are not limited to bankruptcy, wage garnishments, repossessions, unpaid taxes, and 120 days delinquent on an account
- Mental Health Treatment – not related to marriage or family counseling
- Illegal drug use- if marijuana is “legal” where you live, where you have traveled, or visited, federal employment follows federal law.
- Drug or alcohol usage that may have been illegal
- Civil court actions
- Security Clearance history- to include any denied or revoked clearances
- Any ties to organizations that advocate the overthrow of the U. S. government
- Personal contacts/references
Upon review of the clearance application/background investigation on the application and select interviews of the contacts you list; the investigator will submit a report to the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) to make the final determination.
The adjudication process uses the “whole person concept” where the analyze the entirety of the information, not one specific adverse piece of information that is listed on the application. The information is assessed against the 13 National Security Adjudicative Guidelines. They are looking at personal character as well as professional character. The bottom line – they want to know that you have a loyalty to the U.S., demonstrate trustworthiness, sound judgment, you are reliable and honest.
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