ViaSat, Inc. Communication Systems Engineer in San Diego, California

Communication Systems Engineer


San Diego, CA

Job Responsibilities

ViaSat is in the business to connect the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we are connecting international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications, and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels; and empowering international warfighters on the front lines of battle with real-time, secure internet-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for high-requirement missions. We deliver and protect information – when and where it is needed most – with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working with cutting-edge SATCOM and networking technologies? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you can make a difference? If so, come join our Global Mobile Broadband team as a Communication Systems Engineer and be integral to supporting new and existing satellite service programs. We are developing technology and products that are revolutionizing the satellite communications industry by providing unprecedented speed and coverage to mobile platforms across the globe.


  • 5+ years experience as a Systems Engineer

  • Must have deep understand of the system engineering lifecycle from requirements development through system acceptance

  • Strong SATCOM and/or wireless communications systems expertise

  • Strong networking background

  • Must be able to work with the stakeholders to draft, link and manage all tiers of requirements for a given set of new system capabilities

  • Produce detailed system design documentation to address the system requirements, provide guidance to software and hardware subsystem design engineers, and work with senior engineering and management staff to prepare and present major milestone reviews

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science


  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

  • Background in software, firmware, or hardware design and implementation preferred

  • Linux/Unix experience

  • Understanding or experience with RF systems and equipment

  • Knowledge of Cisco networking equipment

  • Knowledge of Python

  • Experience with test automation development

  • Knowledge of test tools such as Ixia or IxChariot

  • US Citizenship with Active Secret Clearance

Our Carlsbad, CA office is just 30 minutes north of San Diego and 5 minutes from the beach. We know there is more to life than work and with full gym access, volleyball/basketball courts and meal services onsite you’ll never want to leave our beautiful campus. You can also reach out to help others in the community by being involved in our VPartners program.

Are you ready to start on your new path to a fulfilling career at ViaSat? It only takes a few minutes to apply and we look forward to hearing from you. Are you ready to join an industry leader? Then submit your resume. It only takes a few minutes and could start you on your new path to a fulfilling career at ViaSat. We look forward to hearing from you!


ViaSat is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status may be required for certain positions. For positions requiring U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status, verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.