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Strategic Technology Engineer - RF/Microwave

Company: ViaSat
Location: arizona city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

We're looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

As part of our Strategic Technology team a small, highly skilled, energetic, and collaborative group of engineers who assist in bringing our products from concept to production! We tap into their expertise to seek development bottlenecks and optimize production yields while maintaining the highest level of quality and reliability for our products... this team has a high level of transparency and influence to get things done.

You will focus on activities related to the production of RF Communications hardware. You'll support vendor selection, design, test and production related tasks.

Job Responsibilities

* Participate in both Engineering and Operations environments - this position crosses the boundaries between Engineering and Operations - expertise in both domains is desired. * This position carries high transparency within Viasat. You will be working on programs that directly affect our performance. A proven track record of achievement is required. * You will investigate and propose solutions to sophisticated problems involving the design and production of sophisticated RF and baseband communications hardware (RF and analog circuitry). * Analysis of test data; manipulate and interpret test results. Identify defects and issues affecting performance. * Mentor production technical resources. Identify and facilitate new tools to assist in streamlining test flow. * Prepare for and present technical findings. * Work with suppliers to seek sophisticated problems affecting product yield and performance. * Travel to suppliers and other company locations as vital. Up to 10% domestic and international travel.


* An experienced professional with a proven understanding of RF microwave transmitter and receiver circuit design. * A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering * Excellent bench (troubleshooting skills). Must be proficient in the use of modern RF test equipment. RF circuit design simulation skills are also desirable. * Experience in the design, production and test of microwave communications hardware and assemblies. * Understanding of RF communications system design including modulation, demodulation, RF signal chain tradeoffs, spur analysis, antennas and propagation. * Must have excellent digital literacy. * Able to work on projects or a program of sophisticated scope with minimal direction (emphasis will be on results). * US Citizenship is required


* Discrete digital and analog circuit design experience * Experience with control loops for power leveling, pulse shaping and/or frequency control. * Additional notes * Initial assignment will be to the MIDS-J RFA team where we desire to improve test times and yield. * Assist troubleshooting and disposition of sophisticated hardware issues. Also assist in identifying and defining testing method improvements. * This position will be in addition to 1 person already assigned to this role. * This person will become familiar with production test stations (STE)... will help identify gaps and improvements to ensure production personnel are equipped with the vital tools to operate as efficiently as possible. * A 'hands-on' engineer is desired must be very confident troubleshooting and debugging sophisticated RF microwave hardware (transmitters, receivers, modulation). Much of this person's time will be spent on the production floor and in our labs. * RF/Microwave design experience is essential.


Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

4-6 years




US Citizenship Required



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