Our culture empowers us to do things that other companies would find very difficult. We’ve made quantum leaps in satellite capacity which makes high-volume, media-enabled service by satellite economical for the first time! ViaSat offers Global Satellite Services that elevates satellite into a very competitive position in the global broadband service marketplace. We have the capacity to serve the accelerating growth in bandwidth demand for multimedia Internet access. We took the leap and now it’s your turn…jump on board and join the world’s first global broadband internet service provider.
The Optical Network Planner is a key part of the ViaSat team, responsible for the detailed planning of network infrastructure to support our growing satellite fleet. This includes but is not limited to network topology planning for new builds and expansions, coordinating complex network implementations, identifying risks and evaluating alternatives.
• Plan network capacity and topology using both off-the-shelf and in-house developed network design and analysis tools. • Develop implementation plans, priorities and timing to meet technical and business objectives • Plan routes for fiber-based networks based on engineering specifications and network architecture standards. • Work with engineering, deployment, and sourcing to support network infrastructure expansion • Drive discussions with network infrastructure providers to acquire route data and analysis of alternatives • Collaborate with strategic negotiators and designers to compile and present project feasibility studies, and to acquire the assets needed to deliver the network • Maintain detailed network documentation including topology, installation, build plans and equipment design • Assist in the coordination of complex activation and deployment activities. • Ensure systems are thoroughly supported by monitoring and management systems • Act as an escalation contact during outages, performing restoration and root cause failure analysis • Occasional On-Call work required
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
Experience with use of fiber network planning tools
Familiarity with optical data transport technologies
Experience documenting, installing and operating DWDM systems
Experience with Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Experience with continuous integration & delivery and DevOps methodologies
Software Engineering experience with coding and debugging skills in C, C++, Java or any modern programming language
Experience developing or integrating with network management systems and network automation
BA/BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required
Telecom OSP experience with fiber optic networks related to mapping and GIS
Strong written and oral communications skills with the ability to effectively communicate across the organization
Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment
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!