Sr. System Test Engineer 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

As Sr. Systems Test Engineer, you will work on important DoD programs and projects that provide systems to support command and control, surveillance, intelligence, weapon status, and situational awareness communications over Link 16. You will enjoy interacting with multidisciplinary teams (digital, RF, mechanical, and software) to integrate and test terminals and systems. You will develop test plans and procedures to perform requirements verification of the system and execute manual and automated test cases as well as perform verification and validation of requirements, document test results, perform regression testing, failure analysis, and create discrepancy reports. You will also have the opportunity to develop reusable automated test cases for regression, stability and new feature testing and develop test software to automate testing and use database software to document test cases, track test progress, and document trouble reports.


  • 8+ years Test Systems design and integration of Specialized Test Equipment that encompasses both Hardware/Software testing strategies in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrates proficiency using test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, digital signal generators, etc
  • Moderate u nderstanding of RF principles such as linearity, NF, Gain, VSWR, etc and methods used for testing them
  • Experience with RF Front end components such as amplifiers, filters, couplers, attenuators, etc.
  • General knowledge of communication theory and practical applications such as TDMA, Frequency hopping spread spectrum, QPSK, GMSK ,etc.
  • Experience with circuit design (RF/BB) including circuit simulation, schematic and layout capture, PWA fabrication, and verification testing
  • Experience with test strategies, executing tests, writing test plans and test reports.
  • Familiarity with Production processes and ability to clearly communicate and interact with other Operations Departments to create comprehensive Manufacturing Test Plans
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Ability to lead and work side by side in the lab with highly technical teams.
  • US government position. US citizenship required
  • Up to 25% travel


  • Experience with RF Simulation Tools
  • Experience with Schematic/Layout tools
  • Experience in scripting control of test equipment and Device Under Test (LabVIEW, Python, MATLAB, or any other Test SW Development experience)
  • Experience with STE sustaining and maintenance activities.
  • Experience with Test SW development
  • Experience with Test SW release review process
  • Experience with Test Fixture HW Design review process
  • Knowledge of Boundary Scan Testing capabilities of complex digital/analog PWAs
  • Knowledge of Link 16 or other Tactical Data Link experience

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required



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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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