How we hire

Join a culture of strong connections

Ready to design your ideal career experience? We’re looking for those who push the status quo, ask tough questions, and believe there’s always a better way. It just takes three easy steps to join our team of revolutionary thinkers, disrupters, and go-getters who are on a mission to connect the world.

The culture at Viasat

Meet us (for internship and early career full-time roles)

We’re always on the move attending or hosting events virtually, at campuses and conferences across the country. Come meet us in-person to learn about the different intern and full-time positions we offer. Get the inside scoop on the work we’re passionate about, Viasat’s culture, and the brilliant people who might be your colleagues one day.

Take the first step

Create a profile so you can apply for our open jobs and track positions you’ve applied for. We’ll reference your candidate profile to match your skills and experiences to available career opportunities, and see if you meet the requirements for any roles you express interest in. For internship and early career full-time roles, get a step ahead by uploading your unofficial academic transcripts when you apply.

Find your fit

We have a wide variety of roles to suit a variety of backgrounds and encourage you to find your best fit before applying. In fact, we recommend that you check out our Teams page and review each of the core business areas. When you find the one that best matches your skills and interests, head over to view all our open opportunities.

Let your accomplishments shine

Your resume should show off the best of you. Showcase your skills, highlight your experiences ,and share a little bit about yourself. Keep it well-formatted and focused on the most relevant information for the position you’re applying to and be prepared to speak to anything listed on your resume, especially for technical skills. For interns and early career full-time roles, we take coursework and projects into consideration, so be sure to list any relevant experiences you’ve had in college.

Stay engaged

Submitted your application? You’ll receive a confirmation email, and our recruiters will start the process of reviewing your resume. If our recruiters think you’re a great candidate, they’ll schedule a call to discuss your skills and experience in more detail. If you don’t hear from us right away, just keep your eye open for more opportunities! You can also sign in and check the status of your application at any time

Be prepared–and stand out.

You’ve caught our attention; now let’s help you ace that interview. During the phone interview, be prepared to answer questions about your background, your knowledge of our brand (this website is a great place to do some homework!) and how you envision making an impact as part of our team.

Get a 360 view.

You may get invited to an onsite or virtual interview after a phone screening. It’s time to meet virtually or in person so we can learn who you are, and you can learn more about us. This is where you can show us how you shine, from technical skills to communication style. During the interview, you’ll get a better feel for our culture and spend some time with potential future colleagues and cross-functional teams. Interview styles vary from group to group, so talk to your recruiter about how best to prepare for success.

Interview us.

Before your interview, look at the different departments we have available and dive into why we may be a good fit for you. Use the interview as your opportunity to learn more about your potential role and Viasat’s unique culture. Ask what you need to know so you can make a confident decision in accepting an opportunity with Viasat

We want you

It’s official: We want you on our team! Now it’s up to you to decide if we’re the right fit. This is your time to ask any remaining questions about benefits, compensation, relocation, or about Viasat in general.

Welcome to the team

Once you accept the offer, you’ll embark on a journey filled with challenges and endless opportunities. (You might even wish that you’d joined our company a long time ago.) You'll have the opportunity to connect with other new hires and employees from across the company to help you get acclimated and up to speed as quickly as possible. So come prepared with your creative ideas and eagerness to learn. For now, hang tight-our teams will be reaching out to you regarding next steps for onboarding soon!

Advice from our recruiters

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

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.

Check out our internship or early careers full-time page for more information on intern and early career opportunities.

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

Reach out to us at

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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