System Engineer, SATCOM

Communication Systems Engineering integration Engineer full development life-cycle embedded systems global network management
Full Time
$95-120K DOE
Telecommuting not available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

US and coalition military forces count on ViaSat for secure satellite and wireless networking systems and services that deliver reliable, affordable communications beyond the reach of traditional wired networks. During the chaos of combat, warfighters need fast, secure communications and instant access to information.  ViaSat helps warfighters and commanders access and share trusted intel from any location to make better decisions faster.  As the world's leading experts in high-capacity satellite communications, military-grade cybersecurity, and line-of-sight data links, we apply fearless innovation, unconventional thinking, and ingenuity to bring game-changing, life-saving capabilities to warfighters on the battlefield.  No matter where the mission goes across air, land, or sea, ViaSat keeps service members connected with real-time access to video, voice, and data communications.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working with cutting-edge SATCOM and networking technologies?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you can make a difference?  If so, come join our Global Mobile Broadband team as a System Engineer and be integral to supporting new and existing satellite service programs.  We are developing technology and products that are revolutionizing the satellite communications industry by providing unprecedented speed and coverage to mobile platforms across the globe.

In this role you will play a central role in the system specification and design of the next generation of features for a broadband SATCOM system comprised of remote mobile terminals and ground stations containing various communications components such as modems, antennas, specialized RF processors, switches, routers, enterprise VM servers, network traffic managers, and more.  The SATCOM system undergoes regular feature development affecting both hardware and software and, in this role, you will ensure rigorous system engineering practice ensures smooth transition to service of new capabilities.  You will be the key liaison with the project engineering leads (SW, HW, Systems) and program office for system engineering activities. 
  • 6+ years’ Communication Systems Engineering or Integration experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience specifying and designing software solutions across multiple distributed subsystems
  • Experience with full range of software from embedded systems to global network management systems
  • Experience in the full development lifecycle from concept, requirements, design, implementation and test
  • SATCOM or Wireless Communication Systems development experience (as a systems or software engineer)
  • Strong networking knowledge (TCP, UDP, Multicast, routing/switching, etc.)
  • Expertise with requirements development and management (Jama, DOORS, etc.)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • U.S. Government position.  U.S. Citizenship required
  • Master's Degree with concentration in Digital Communication Systems or related field
  • Experience working with mobile RF/antenna systems and related equipment
  • Experience with Linux/Unix
  • Experience with a programming or scripting language (i.e., C/C++, Java, Python, Perl, or other)
  • Current Active Secret Clearance

Posted By

Rebecca Abercrombie

Dice Id : 10124882
Position Id : 15071
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