ViaSat, a leader in providing practical solutions for difficult communications problems, is looking for an exceptional optical communications systems engineer to join our team in developing next generation systems and solutions. We’re looking for a candidate with extensive hands-on experience and a passion for optical communication system design, development and testing on both hardware and software platforms. Ideally, you will have algorithm modeling experience (Matlab, C/C++, or Python) and a willingness and confidence to work in both software and hardware environments. The candidate would support modem and digital signal processing (DSP) designs targeting FPGA and ASIC hardware platforms. Understanding of optical channels (both free space and fiber) and impacts of various optical components on analog and digital electronic design is at the heart of this position. You will be working as part of a talented, multidisciplinary engineering team responsible for product development from initial concept through customer delivery and support. The development efforts at ViaSat are fast paced, technically challenging, and team oriented. You will be expected to be highly organized, a creative thinker, an effective communicator, and willing to take ownership on a variety of design, development, and testing tasks.
3+ years’ experience with optical communication system architecture definition, design, and testing on hardware, programmable logic, or software platforms
Working knowledge of digital communications, Forward Error Correction (FEC), or digital signal processing concepts and techniques
Experience with software based (Matlab, C/C++, or Python) modeling of algorithms and systems
Hands-on design approach with a willingness to work across functional boundaries
Clear and concise communicator with the ability to inform and influence peers, management, customers, and vendors
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, or related technical field
Up to 10% travel
Experience implementing in Verilog or VHDL targeting FPGA or ASIC technologies
Experience designing satellite, optical, or terrestrial communications systems
US Citizenship or permanent resident
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Our Carlsbad, CA office is just 30 minutes north of San Diego and 5 minutes from the beach. We know there is more to life than work and with full gym access, volleyball/basketball courts and meal services onsite you’ll never want to leave our beautiful campus. You can also reach out to help others in the community by being involved in our VPartners program.
We are searching for candidates who enjoy working with people and have a technical mind that excels when being challenged. If you have a drive to succeed and grow your career, ViaSat might be a fit for you!