System Test Engineer 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

As 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.


  • 5+ years systems integration and hardware test experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on experience using lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal analyzers, digital signal generators and noise figure meters
  • Working knowledge of RF amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and transceivers
  • Experience developing Specialized Test Equipment (STE).
  • Familiar with architecting test strategies, executing tests, and writing test plans, test procedures, and test reports.
  • Familiar with scripting control of test equipment and Device Under Test (LabVIEW, Python, MATLAB, or other)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • US government position. US citizenship required
  • Up to 10% travel


  • Test Stand experience
  • Test Fixture Design
  • JTAG, digital/analog functional and RF parametric test development
  • Experience with large scale qualification testing such as MIL-STDs
  • Link 16 or other Tactical Data Link experience
  • Ability to review raw test data to identify, isolate, troubleshoot, and correct test setup issues, and unit failures
  • EMC/EMI experience
  • Familiarity with BOM structure, build processes, make vs buy trade-offs, and ability to define and evaluate STE documentation such as elevation drawings, interconnect drawings, ect
  • Master of Science degree

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Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 10%


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 69 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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