Structures Engineer at Viasat Inc. (San Diego, CA)

| San Diego, CA
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Job Description

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 support engineering projects to deliver and maintain Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for Viasat's Commercial Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) products. Your responsibilities will include: performing structural analysis to support the design and deployment of metallic and composite components, developing and maintaining structural substantiation documentation, and analyzing and substantiating in-service structural deviations. In this role you will work directly with civil aviation certification authorities, Viasat engineering and program teams, and external engineering subcontractors to develop, maintain, and approve our installations for a world-wide airline customer base. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply your structural engineering skills to a multi-function engineering team and communications skill during verbal and written interactions with the customer, partners, and Viasat leadership. You will need to be available to participate in on-call rotation and support on-call escalations.


  • 4+ years structural analysis experience; aviation and/or space industries
  • Experience with static structural analysis of metallic and/or composite structures using classical (hand calculation) and computer-based methods such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Experience with NASTRAN/Femap, or other similar Finite Element Modeling (FEM) packages
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Structural Engineering
  • Up to 25% travel

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education

Bachelors Degree

Years of Experience

3-5 years


Up to 25%





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 insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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