Technical Product Manager - Data Platform 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.

Data Platform is looking for a product manager to lead our analytics and reporting and machine learning products. In this role you will lead the direction of your product by setting the vision and strategy and partnering with engineering to drive execution. You will work closely with engineering, architecture, design, and internal and external customers while working on next-generation platform capabilities. You will provide consulting services to teams across the company that want to use our data and our analytics platforms. You will help us to develop groundbreaking capabilities to deliver data-driven insights to every product, engineering, and analyst team at Viasat!

Job Responsibilities
  • Understanding user needs and requirements for hundreds of software developers and data scientists who use our data platform as well as communicating those needs crisply and succinctly to technical and executive audiences
  • Working with geographically distributed engineering teams to translate those needs into clear priorities, a compelling roadmap, and high-impact platform capabilities
  • Owning dependencies across teams to ensure successful product launches
  • Ensure product health by balancing new features with maintenance and technical debt
  • Evangelizing the platform and developing relationships across our lines of business

  • Understanding technologies like AWS, DBs, APIs, Presto, S3, Kubernetes, Spark, Tableau, Superset, and software development for sophisticated data driven systems
  • Experience with data science and engineering workflows
  • Understanding of product design, dependencies, and tradeoffs
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills that shine when you are talking with a customer, working with engineers, or engaging a multi-functional audience
  • Ability to multi-task and switch project priority based upon external factors
  • Proven experience in ability to clearly define product goals and metrics
  • Experience of going through a full product lifecycle, integrating customer feedback into product requirements, driving prioritization and pre/post-launch execution
  • Display strong leadership, organizational and execution skills

  • Previous experience as a software developer
  • Experience with delivering large scale enterprise applications using big data open-source solutions such as Hadoop, Presto, Kubernetes, Spark, Kafka

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:



Up to 10%





Worker Classification:


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 $166,600 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 98 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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