Senior Software Engineer (Link 16) 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 Responsibilities

In this role you will perform full-cycle software development work as a member of a team on various projects. The work focuses on developing and supporting Next Generation Link 16 software development, products, and related activities. We're looking for a candidate with a strong embedded software development background as well as team lead, or technical mentorship experience. The ideal candidate will be someone capable of working with a cross functional team and supporting initial development/debug/bring-up as well as long term product roadmap development.

  • 5+ years of C++ development experience
  • Ability to work efficiently with cross-functional team
  • Ability to produce supporting SW documentation & lead code reviews as needed
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • US government position. US Citizenship required
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or ability to obtain

  • Knowledge/Experience with Link-16 networks
  • Experience with Agile Development principals
  • Familiarity with C++, Python, C#, and Linux
  • Well-versed with Operating systems, user space/kernel device drivers, embedded software development and software integration
  • Familiarity with CMake, ARM cross-compile tools and embedded Linux tools
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience guiding software design & architecture as a software lead
  • Experience with network programming

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:


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 79 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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