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We’re leading the pace of change in our markets — constantly creating better ways for people to connect. For you, that means plenty of challenging projects and working alongside some of the best minds in the business. Your career path here is in your hands, determined by your ideas and drive. Get started by applying now so we can meet you.
Our systems and services run on devices we design and build. We are doing things that most people thought were impossible, let alone profitable. Our hardware engineers are experts in RF/analog design (MMICs and boards), digital design (circuits and boards), signal processing, and programmable logic (FPGA and ASIC).
Our mechanical engineers use the latest 3D modeling and analytical tools to design everything from in-home networking appliances to ruggedized military equipment to large tracking antennas. We support new products by fabricating and testing prototypes in close collaboration with management, business development, and engineering teams.
We are a secure networking company and an internet service provider. We architect, build, and operate some of the most advanced secure networks around the globe. Being vertically integrated means we can optimize the performance of our networks by integrating at all layers in the protocol stack. Being an ISP means we defend and react to cyber threats in real time.
We develop military-grade information assurance products and secure critical infrastructure networks from the inside, not just on the perimeter. We provide consumer satellite internet service to secure our infrastructure and provide high-quality and high-speed service to our customers virtually anywhere on the globe — whether they are on the ground, on the water, or in the air.
We develop software at all levels of our technology stack — embedded software on custom hardware with multiple processors and FPGAs, large-scale applications, cloud-based big data analysis tools, and web and mobile device applications to provide vertically-integrated, secure broadband products and services.
We have a growing team of data scientists who ask critical strategic questions about our services, and then answer those questions by designing algorithms to analyze massive data sets, often in near real time. As the data is produced, they implement those algorithms and create visualizations of the results. The results drive changes to all parts of the stack, to refine and optimize our service offerings.
We design and integrate large scale complex systems, working with customers to analyze markets and understand the critical use cases of our systems. We design architectures and requirements to guide the rest of the engineering teams working to build them. We understand how to efficiently verify the accuracy and robustness of our systems, working closely with management and all other engineering disciplines throughout product life cycle.
We are dynamic and energized by hard questions and unsolved problems. Drive your career opportunities through learning, growing, and thriving in pursuit of your full potential. Bring a passionate commitment to improving local communities, the environment, and the world through responsible, global corporate citizenship. If you’re ready to make an impact, we want to hear from you.
Join us and be the future of ViaSat.
Help us push past the old way of doing things to imagine and create the future. We need your expertise in software, hardware, applications, cloud, and network engineering, as well as big data, operations, and product management.
Our marketing, communications, business development, customer care, and program management professionals take our unique story to the marketplace, find new customers and keep current customers happy. In other areas — finance, legal and more — you’ll ensure long-term growth and efficiency for our business
Talent acquisition plays a vital role in securing the superior talent we need to keep our innovative edge, while human resources makes it rewarding to stay. Among other career choices, we need creativity in administration, facilities, information technology, and other support functions to keep processes to a minimum and maintain our start-up spirit as we grow a global organization.
When you come to work for ViaSat you are joining our family. With this in mind we design our lineup of benefits and perks with the help of our amazing employees. Who better to tell us what’s important than our new grads fresh out of school or our engineers with growing families. We know you bring distinct needs and experiences to the table and we love hearing about them and doing what we can to create a total package that’s just what you need, when you need it.
We invest in our employees in a number of ways, including a comprehensive healthcare package with top tier medical plans. What could be better than that? Plus, ViaSat pays for the vast majority of the cost.
> Onsite clinic at our corporate headquarters for employees and their dependents
> PPO and CDHP options with 100% coinsurance
> Complementary health screenings
> Dental and vision coverage
> Employee Assistance Plan for personal guidance
What does wellness mean to you? Participating in a race? Joining a softball team? More salads and fewer cheeseburgers? Wellness is personal, and it means different things to different people. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us and we want to support and inspire your wellness for years to come.
> Gym reimbursements
> Onsite fitness facilities
> Event sponsorships
> ViaSat sport teams
> Organic produce delivery
> Stress management resources
Is there anything more important than your time? We don’t think so. We offer a generous paid time off plan that covers anything you need it for. Whether you are going on vacation to the Bahamas or visiting the pediatrician, you have options.
> Generous paid time off and vacation plans
> As-needed sick time
> Paid holidays
> Parenting leave
> Disability coverage
We provide tools to help you make wise decisions and reach your financial goals.
> Employee stock purchase plan
> Discretionary 401(k) matching
> CollegeBound 529 savings plan
> Financial planning and education
> Pre-tax flexible spending accounts
> Health savings account option
> Company provided life and AD&D insurance
If you are looking for a little assistance with the family you have or are ready to start one, we offer a range of benefits to help you grow, care for, and enjoy life. We offer parenting leave for new moms and dads, an adoption assistance plan, and backup care to help cover occasional gaps in child and elder care. We also offer fun events for family members, like Halloween parties, company picnics, and bring-your-child-to-work day.
*Some benefits may vary by location.
A highly skilled workforce is vitally important to our company. Since technology changes rapidly, ensuring our employees have access to education in cutting edge technologies is critical. We offer a number of technical and professional development courses to our employees on an ongoing basis. Here's a sampling of topics:
> General business skills
> Team development
> Interpersonal communication
> Engineering skills and management
> Program management
> Information technology
Growing current and future leaders is a priority for our organization. We offer a number of onsite and offsite leadership development programs designed to enable our employees to strengthen their skills through customized curriculum developed in conjunction with a number of exceptional university partners.
> Supervisor development program
> ViaSat Leadership Institute 1 & 2
Many employees are interested in earning additional degrees. We offer generous educational reimbursements and a complete scholarship program as well. These programs enable employees to continue growing in their careers, change directions, or simply stay current with new technologies.
> Educational reimbursement program
> Masters engineering scholarship program
Starting at a new company can be exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. To enhance the experience and help you connect socially with others, we offer our new hires a number of opportunities to connect.
> Buddy program
> New hire luncheons and evening networking with our executives
> Facilitator program
> Onboarding portal
I have been working at ViaSat (Less than a year)
Coding based company, amply opportunities to learn new technologies, chilled out
No fun acitivities, work place environment can be better
Advice to Management
Add some fun elements too
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ViaSat (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2017.
Met with a recruiter at the career fair at my school. Afterwards, was called back for an interview on campus. The interview was at the hotel by our school.