Software Engineering Manager

at Viasat, Inc. in TempeTempe, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Job Description


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.

Viasat is looking for a technology and software leader to help drive our customer-first vision. Our team is helping advance Viasat's digital transformation and looking for someone who demonstrates curiosity, adaptability and enjoys solving tough engineering problems!

Job Responsibilities

As an engineering manager, you will direct and grow a high performing team to deliver an application platform focused on providing the best possible developer and customer experience. The VAP (Vega Application Platform) team designs and develops a paved road aimed at facilitating deployment and lifecycle management of services and web applications on the cloud in an easy, secure and reliable fashion.

We live in fast paced world. Companies that can go from idea to production quickly will have a competitive advantage over those that cannot. In the pursuit of that, you will work with cutting edge cloud technology and impact dozens of developer's experience (and hundreds of microservices).

You will oversee, design and implement new platform features and enhancements to be used across dozens of applications while your operational experience ensures maintainability and extensibility. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple business areas within Viasat as you prioritize work requested and manage the team roadmap. You will coach and mentor team members on job functions and career goals. Additionally, you will remain current in and work with emerging technologies while suggesting best practices for adoption within Viasat.

In this role, you will spend approximately 50% of your time on management and leadership activities, and you will spend the other 50% on day-to-day technical contributions. Additionally, this role will be a part of the on-call rotation for supporting the platform and hosted services.


3-5 years of software engineering experience with a background in the areas of cloud computing, enterprise computing, servers, networking and virtualization technology and products
B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related
2 years of experience managing people, teams and roadmaps (or other technical leadership experience)
3+ years of experience with Linux
Familiarity with REST APIs and API Products
Demonstrable knowledge of container and orchestration platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes
Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and Bash
Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results
Team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced agile work environment
Strong communication (written and verbal) skills, and ability to work with remote team members across timezones
Dedication to code quality, continuous automation and operational excellence
Experience in a DevOps environment - operational support for live services and application frameworks


Broad range of technology interests across different disciplines including computer and container architecture, web applications, performance analysis, distributed systems design and networking (L4-L7)
Configuration Management experience with Git/GitHub (GitOps)
Domain knowledge of server and network virtualization, JSON/YAML data formats, regex and/or reverse proxies is a plus
Experience in technologies used in the cloud computing space, including Amazon AWS, Serverless Framework, ArgoCD, Golang, Github Actions and Rancher
Familiarity with logging/monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana
Open source contributions and community engagement is desirable and supported

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Additional Requirements and Information


Minimum Education

Years of Experience
3-5 years

Up to 10%

US Citizenship or... For full info follow application link.

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.
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Job Posting: 5224226

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jul 24, 2022