Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Viasat Inc.

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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 Responsibilities
  • Create tools for automating deployment, monitoring and operations of the global platform
  • Provide ongoing maintenance and support of tooling to improve system health and reliability
  • Collaborate with application and networking teams to define new solutions
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary engineering team which requires expertise in a broad array of subjects including software development, networking, operations, and security
  • Participate in an on-call rotation that supports production infrastructure
  • Generate user stories, acceptance criteria, epics, etc. as a leading member of an Agile team

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience working with large scale infrastructure
  • Expert Linux system administration with one of CentOS, Redhat, Ubuntu
  • Experience with configuration management (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt)
  • Advanced shell scripting and programming in Python
  • Experience with Continuous integration tools (Jenkins, GitLab, CircleCI, Travis)
  • Experience with bare metal provisioning systems (Foreman, Cobbler, MaaS, Spacewalk)
  • Working knowledge of virtualization (KVM, VMware) and containerization (Kubernetes, Docker) technologies
  • Experience with monitoring frameworks (Sensu, DataDog, Nagios, Zabbix, CollectD)
  • 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and RESTful web services
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative team setting
  • Strong analytic, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skill sets
  • The ability to travel up to 10%
  • US Citizenship required

  • Working understanding of service provider networks
  • Experience using public cloud solutions and services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner
  • International experience, working with distributed teams across multiple time-zones

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:

8-15 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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. The starting salary for this position is $147,575 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 102 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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