Customer Test Environment Engineer (Lead) at Viasat Inc. (San Diego, CA)

| San Diego, CA
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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.

Job Responsibilities

We're looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

Viasat Global Enterprise and Mobility (GEM) is delivering high speed industry-leading, next-generation Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity to leading Airline Companies. We are looking for a talented, and motivated individual to help build, evolve and operate our Commercial Air lab environment. In this role, you will work closely with our lab and engineering teams to operate and maintain simulated commercial airline test environments. You will be responsible for supporting and maintaining virtual and physical aircraft test equipment, as well as managing lab resources, asset management and lab security. You will be part of an evolving and fast-growing industry and will work within a multi-disciplinary team set in a dynamic Agile development environment. Sounds interesting? Keep reading

  • 8+ years of experience in computer networks and systems maintenance.
  • 2 years of hands on experience leading teams.
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk, Datadog, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and triaging of system alerts for mid-level issues.
  • Ability to work closely with the other team members to provide the right tooling to measure the reliability of our systems.
  • Experience with typical application landscape within an enterprise data center environment.
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining virtualized environments (e.g. VMware).
  • Strong experience with Linux and Windows system administration including security and patch management.
  • Solid understanding of networking principles including networking protocols, basic routing, ports, and firewalls.
  • Experience with supporting hardware (HP servers, NetApp storage, and multi-vendor network devices) in virtualized environments.
  • Discover opportunities for automation by identifying manual, repetitive, tactical operational workloads and develop automation scripts, tools, and/or frameworks to optimize and standardize.
  • Ability to work across multi-functional teams.
  • Can function Independently and mentor junior engineers.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues in heterogenous environments for engineers and customers.
  • Exceptional organizing and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work on a geographically distributed team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Travel up to 10%.

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, engineering or relevant field.
  • Eight or more related certifications and work experience in lieu of a bachelor's degree: A+, Linux+, or Cisco Certified Network Associate, AWS or similar.
  • Scripting experience using Python, JavaScript, REST or equivalent language.
  • VMWare or AWS/Cloud experience.
  • Knowledge or experience with tools such as Git, Artifactory, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible, Docker.
  • Satellite/Wireless modem test experience.
  • RF or power/voltage measurement experience.
  • Experience in an Operation and maintenance/Site Reliability role or similar.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education

Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Years of Experience

8-15 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 $123,050 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.

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 91 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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