Software Engineer - Embedded Network

About us

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

What you'll do

The Secure Network Systems team is an interconnected series of small teams that allows for immediate visibility within the group, but maintains the resources support of a large company to solve technology needs. We also support security and cybersecurity needs across the company, in which physical products, tools, and initiatives can have impacts across world-wide usage.
You will join a software development team that designs, re-factors, and maintains code for existing and upcoming features across one or more product lines while meeting a stringent set of standards for security design and testing. As updated standards are released they are deployed across a variety of products and must take into account a variety of competing constraints.
Members will be expected to work as part of a team that works with and helps clarify requirements while continuously supporting development, integration, automation, and test of the final product through certification.

The day-to-day

What’s the day-to-day like for this candidate?

  • Cybersecurity software & systems engineering
  • Be a part of an agile multidisciplinary development team
  • Embedded systems software engineering
  • Design, develop and integrate high speed scalable network software (protocols, device drivers, data plane)
What you'll need
  • 7+ years' experience using C/C++ in embedded environments
  • 7+ years' experience with network programming
  • 3+ years' experience with Linux OS use, ideally for an embedded environment
  • Proven experience with Linux network stack and writing Linux kernel modules
  • Demonstrated experience with networking protocols (e.g.TCP/IP, IPSec, MACsec, TLS, etc.)
  • Object-oriented software development experience
  • Agile Scrum development experience
  • Ability to plan, track and report on progress
  • CI/CD software
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
  • US Government position.  US Citizenship required
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or ability to obtain when administratively feasible
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
What will help you on the job
  • Experience with DPDK, network applications/services and acceleration
  • Experience with Xilinx environment (Vivado, Petalinux)
  • Familiarity with to bare metal embedded device drivers
  • Experience with microprocessors and embedded processors (NIOS, ARM, RISC-V, etc.)
  • Experience with multiple threads and real-time developmen
  • Experience with RESTConf interface design and implementation
  • Experience with Emulation Environments
  • Experience with Python
  • Familiarity with to standalone embedded applications
  • Experience participating in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance


Salary range
$168,100.00 - $292,200.00 / annually
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. Base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness at
EEO statement

Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic. If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here.

  • Job type: FULL TIME
  • Categories: Engineering
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