Project Engineer at Viasat Inc. (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.

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

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

In this role you will lead various engineering projects in an organization chartered to deliver cutting edge tactical data communications system equipment for government and commercial customers. These projects entail electrical design, design documentation, system engineering, engineering development, process and procedure documentation, engineering validation and verification, and system certification. Your responsibilities will include: ensuring both internal and customer technical and project requirements for the terminal equipment and software are met; ensuring the equipment is producible and supportable; and developing and maintaining technical documentation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply your project engineering skills to lead a multi-function engineering team. You will apply your communication skills during verbal and written interactions with the customer, partners, and Viasat senior leadership.

Your technical expertise and passion will be integral to help us design new communication equipment, networks and service existing programs. You will work closely with our Business Development team and directly with our customers to define system requirements, and will work with our Program Managers and engineers to find practical solutions meeting both internal and customer requirements. You will be a primary point of contact for all technical communications within the project team and to our customers providing best-of-class service and support throughout the entire program lifecycle.

  • 5+ years relevant experience in project engineering, design engineering or system engineering
  • Ability to synthesize between high level requirements to low level system and design specifications
  • Develop schematics and assembly drawings, as necessary
  • Knowledge of production flow and processes
  • Ability to create/review test procedures
  • Capable of interfacing with all departments in Viasat, vendors, subcontractors and customers
  • Coordinate and review work done by other engineers (HW, SW, ME, CE, etc.), technicians and other support staff
  • Ability to estimate efforts accurately and thoroughly
  • Experience leading and interfacing with teams of multiple disciplines utilizing system's engineering tools and resources
  • Ability to perform project and resource planning
  • Able to think at the system level as well as the component level
  • Experience in writing proposals, BOEs, contract documents, and technical whitepapers
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (CS, CE, EE)
  • US Government Position. US Citizenship Required
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

  • Master's degree in Engineering (CS, CE, EE)
  • Strong knowledge of communication systems
  • Link 16 or other tactical communication experience

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required


Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance

Worker Classification:

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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