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Senior Software Engineer / Software Lead



Software Engineering
Carlsbad, CA, USA · cape may, nj, usa
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
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

Viasat’s Advanced Networks Cybersecurity Solutions segment is responsible for developing networking and cybersecurity products and services for a diverse customer base that includes commercial, government and Department of Defense.


This includes designing and implementing sophisticated networking technologies and protocols, as well as deploying them in both real-world and virtual environments. 

As a member of ANCS, you will join a dedicated team of engineers to conceive, develop and launch new and valuable features that help protect and defend Viasat customers from cyber-attacks and make their networks more resilient in today's constantly evolving threat environments.

The day-to-day


  • Lead a small team of developers
  • Integrate modern software with innovative embedded systems
  • Automate workflows for development and test of critical components
  • Identify and validate customer-centric requirements
  • Collaborate with team members from across the U.S.

What you'll need

  • A minimum 5 years of professional experience using C++
  • A minimum 3 years of professional experience with network programming
  • A minimum 3 years of professional experience leading an Agile/Scrum Team
  • Experience with any Linux operating system
  • In-depth knowledge of build environments for embedded software
  • Government position, US Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain US Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field

What will help you on the job

  • Prior experience using Python
  • Experience with embedded development and on-target debugging
  • Familiarity with DevOps toolsets (i.e. GitHub Actions, Jenkins, Travis CI, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Source Code Management (i.e. GitHub Enterprise, Perforce)

Salary range

$159,100.00 - $262,350.00 / 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.