ViaSat, Inc. Network Engineer in San Diego, California

Network Engineer


San Diego, CA

Job Responsibilities

Do you love to be challenged with complex Engineering projects? Are you passionate about the pursuit of technical excellence? If so, then you might be a great fit to join our top-notch Service Engineering team of highly motivated technical professionals developing complex, cutting edge technological products and supporting secure communications networks around the globe. ViaSat is a leader in providing practical solutions for difficult communications problems. We bring a unique mix of communications, networking, and security expertise to offer secure networking solutions for satellite and terrestrial communications applications.­ The Company has been honored for its record of performance by national magazines such as INC, Forbes, and Fortune Small Business.

As a Network engineer, you will work with various functional areas on gathering requirements, evaluating, designing, implementing and supporting a Cisco-based access network and the infrastructure comprised of various vendor solutions. You’ll use your expertise and broad functional experience with switching, routing, firewalls, VPN, network management systems, virtual server infrastructure, across a wide range of complex architectures, platforms and mediums. You will also be researching, designing, planning and implementing new network technologies into current operating environments. This is a very exciting time to work at ViaSat and the ideal candidate will have the ability to support multiple activities simultaneously without detailed direction from management.


  • Demonstrated expertise with routing protocols, monitoring tools, WAN environments, and architectures

  • Experience in design, development, configuration, and implementation of enterprise networks with diverse solutions from multiple vendors

  • Experience with Network security- Next Gen FW, IDS/IPS Netflow, Device Hardening

  • Experience with Software Defined Networking (SDN)

  • Experience with Linux System Administration (Red Hat or equivalent OS software)

  • Experience with VMware application software, pathcing, upgrading, troubleshooting, vDS, vMotion, HA

  • Experience with core Windows: Active Directory, DNS, Network file sharing, Powershell

  • Experience integrating VMware and Cisco Data Center technologies

  • BA or BS IN Computer Science, Information technology or similar discipline

  • Cisco or Juniper certifications: CCNA, CCDA or equivalent certifications

  • US government position. US Citizenship required.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestic and international

  • Participates in on-call rotation


  • CCNP, CCDP, CCIE level or equivalent

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or active within last two years

  • Vmware, Red hat or equivalent a plus

  • Experience with automation tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Powershell)

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.



ViaSat is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status may be required for certain positions. For positions requiring U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status, verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.