Software Engineering Team Lead at Viasat Inc. (Phoenix, AZ)

| 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

In Viasat's Global Enterprise Mobility division, we are looking for members of a product team that can design, write, and deliver software services to our commercial aircraft and maritime vessels. Our software teams improve the availability, scalability, and operational efficiency of the services by building automation to prevent the recurrence of field issues. As a member of this team, you will influence new designs, architectures, and methods for large-scale distributed systems. As part of our DevOps model, you will develop the service and own it from cradle to grave including conducting periodic on-call duties using a follow-the-sun model.

As a member of the systems software product team, you will own the edge compute platform which enables Viasat to provide end to end retail services to passengers on commercial aircraft. This team delivers a linux stack with customizations which enable requirements unique to operating in an avionics environment.

Requirements
  • Typically requires 3+ years of related experience with commercial software development in building distributed applications and with a Master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering; or 5+ years related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering; or 7+ years related experience without relevant degree
  • Strong working knowledge of one or more of: Java, Python, C++, C
  • 2+ years of experience leading a cross functional software development team in an agile workflow
  • Broad range of technology interests across different disciplines including computer and system architecture, web applications, performance analysis, distributed systems design, testing and verification technologies, data processing and networking
  • Ability to work on distributed remote agile teams with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to drive interaction with customers, peer developers and project managers
  • Experience with or willingness to learn agile methodologies (Kanban, SCRUM, XP), modern software development environments and DevOps practices
  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis, and software design
  • Travel up to 10%

Preferences
  • Good understanding of Linux filesystems and packaging
  • Familiarity with running software services at scale
  • Experience designing and using RESTful APIs
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals (OSI layers 2-7)
  • Technical and software engineering background in the areas of cloud computing, enterprise computing, servers, and virtualization technology and products
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience in designing and implementing automated software component and integration tests
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive


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:

3-5 years

Travel:

Up to 10%

Citizenship:

None

Clearance:

None

Worker Classification:

Regular

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 $165,750 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 71 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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