Data Engineer - Capacity & Performance at Viasat Inc. (San Diego, CA)

| San Diego, CA
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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.

Love data? This one is for you! In this role, you'll build and deliver complex data pipelines to provide business insights for current and future customers. Your focus on scale ensures these critical pipelines can be used for operational and reporting alike, in support of a single customer or an entire business. Processing complex information on system availability, performance, and capacity, your penchant for clean data and efficient processing ensure a high degree of data integrity in a modern, cloud-based microservices environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test data pipeline and reporting solutions targeted at Viasat's satellite services around the globe
  • Build required infrastructure for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from various sources using AWS and SQL technologies
  • Use rapid development and continuous deployment techniques to deliver solutions into production networks, providing actionable insight into key business performance metrics
  • Work with development, operations, and business teams to establish requirements, use cases, and acceptance criteria


  • 4+ years' experience in software development including experience with data pipelines/ETL and databases
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud development technologies and best practices
  • Proficiency with RedShift/Postgres/SQL, especially in big data environments
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and documenting scalable software systems in Python, Java, or similar
  • Detail-oriented eye for well-designed data pipelines, schemas, and visualizations
  • Successful collaboration in a high-paced team environment with other developers, managers, and product owners
  • Experience in writing automated unit and integration test cases


  • Experience with data governance and data inventory management
  • Advanced knowledge of Python, AWS Kinesis, AWS Lambda, AWS Batch, Redis, RedShift, and Postgres
  • Experience with Docker, Git, Splunk, and Jenkins
  • Telecom or related operational service experience, especially wireless networks
  • Financial and business acumen in telecom space

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:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

4-6 years


Up to 10%





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At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $131,000 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat's Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat's comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.
More Information on Viasat Inc.
Viasat Inc. operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Carlsbad, CA, Tempe, AZ, Englewood, CO, Bryan, TX and Duluth, GA. Viasat Inc. was founded in 1986. It has 5459 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 84 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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