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Viasat Careers

Carlsbad, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (VSAT)
Telecommunications Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#27)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#76)

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Viasat – Why Work With Us?

We Are Viasat

Half of the world does not have internet access. Let’s change that. From land, to air, to sea, we create cutting-edge technology that is changing where and how the world communicates. Whether you’re creating technology that’s never been done or launching a groundbreaking service, we’re always rolling up our sleeves to find a better way.  

No matter where you are in your career, there’s a place for you here. At Viasat we believe great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Whether you are a new grad or a seasoned employee – you are empowered to use your voice and help influence the future. Here, you’re invited to design your ideal work experience with the freedom to explore opportunities and do the best work of your career.

World-changing work is waiting for you at Viasat. Apply today!


Why I Joined Viasat

Why do people start and stay with Viasat? It’s our culture, people and potential. We’re a big company with a small company vibe. Whether you’re in engineering, marketing, or somewhere in between, you’ll find infinite opportunities to contribute in our mission to connect the world, and have support along the way. Whether it's solving real problems, brainstorming with some of the best minds in the industry, or enjoying an afternoon volleyball game, we're looking for our next generation of innovators and you may be the perfect fit. Make your mark at Viasat and start a career that matters.

To check out early career opportunities at Viasat, visit our student's page.


Why I Stayed at Viasat

There’s no better place than Viasat to hone your talents and make an impact on the world. Throughout your time at Viasat, you’ll be able to reinvent your career, grow and learn, and prioritize what matters the most - both at work and at home. The best minds in the industry are here—taking on tough challenges, sharing new insights and perspectives, and bringing real-life solutions to global communications. It’s an inspiring career for today, and an even brighter professional life in the years ahead as we, together, move the world forward.

Learn more about who we are by visiting our career site.

Diversity & Inclusion 

We celebrate talented, determined team players, regardless of background, interests, or stage in life. Bring your unique background and interests, and you’ll find an environment rich with opportunity that cultivates respect and inclusivity. Our employee resource groups provide a chance to connect with a network of colleagues who share and celebrate similar values, beliefs, and individual identities.

Here's just a few of our Employee Resource Groups:

  • Veterans Alliance
  • Hispanic/Latino Alliance
  • Women in Technology Alliance
  • Black Professional Alliance
  • Pride Alliance
  • NextGen Alliance
  • Ability Alliance
  • South Asian Alliance

To learn more about Viasat’s Diversity & Inclusion mission and programs, please visit our website. 


Learning & Development 

At Viasat, we empower you to choose your own adventure. We don’t put limits on what you can accomplish or specify the boxes you have to check along the way. Instead, we encourage you to design your ideal career experience. Take on different responsibilities. Switch into another team. Learn a new skill. Progress into a leadership role. Or completely reinvent your career. All it takes is drive, a willingness to learn, and a passion for curiosity and innovation!

Evolve your career

Challenge yourself, magnify your strengths, and acquire cutting-edge skills with our Learning and Development course offerings. Network with colleagues at the top of their field and expose yourself to new ways of thinking. Participate in one of our leadership development programs where you’ll learn how to lead strategically, motivate others, and evolve into a future leader at Viasat. No matter your path, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Here's just a few ways we support your development at Viasat:

  • New hire onboarding
  • Technical and professional development courses
  • Tuition assistance programs
  • Leadership development programs
  • Buddy programs
  • New hire lunches and networking
  • Facilitator programs
  • Tech talks


Viasat Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Phenomenal Company, Great Culture, Excellent Opportunities!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aftermarket Services Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Aftermarket Services Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viasat full-time (More than a year)


    The company culture is unbeatable, executive leadership is approachable (actually all leadership is approachable), open door policy means just that, phenomenal work life balance, the company cares about it employees. Great benefits and you work with/around a bunch of high caliber people!


    Viasat sets the standard high regarding their company culture and the people you work with! If you plan to make Viasat nothing more than a stepping stone in your career path prepare yourself to be disappointed when you pursue employment elsewhere. This is my fourth company in my career and will be my forever employer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work; it's very exciting to see the company grow, the revenue grow, and the stock price grow!

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Viasat Photos

Viasat photo of: We champion change for the greater good and in the spirit of pushing our industry into the future.
Viasat photo of: Youth should have access to STEAM education that encourages their imagination to take them anywhere.
Viasat photo of: We're driven by the challenges and inspired by the freedom to innovate game-changing technologies.
Viasat photo of: This plane helps employees visualize the impact their work has on real-world situations.
Viasat photo of: We challenge what was once considered impossible. We're the makers of how people connect.
Viasat photo of: During this charitable adventure, employees built and painted playhouses for children.
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Viasat Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Viasat.


    Had an recruiter phone interview, followed by hiring manager phone interview, followed by an in person half a day interview on campus. There was an hour panel interview after which I had several one on one conversations with individuals from the panel. It was a thorough but quick process. There was ample opportunity for me to ask questions. In fact, come prepared with well thought out questions you want to ask as it is encouraged and shows your interest.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked a few homework questions ahead of time and had to prepare a presentation with my answers. I then presented in front of a panel and had to answer follow up questions on the fly.   1 Answer
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Viasat Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Employers For Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • Fortune Magazine Change the World, Fortune, 2019
  • San Diego's Healthiest Companies, San Diego Business Journal, 2015
  • Top 5 Employer Brands in San Diego, Hired, 2018
  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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