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Cloud Native Platform Lead DevOps Engineer

Viasat
United States, Texas
September 29, 2022

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.
Would you like to be part of a team that makes a real difference in people's lives around the world? The Global Broadband Operations team's mission is to provide reliable internet service to our customers around the globe. We are connecting the unconnected in many parts of the world that are getting access to the internet for the first time. We are also helping people stay connected while they work or do remote learning from home, or while they fly for business or leisure on major airlines such as Delta and JetBlue.
The Global Broadband Operations team is looking for a Platform DevOps Lead Engineer to ensure Viasat's internet service is highly reliable for customers around the world. As a Platform DevOps Engineer, you'll deploy and maintain Viasat's next generation cloud native infrastructure platform. You'll treat infrastructure as code and automate everything you do. You'll keep an ever-watchful eye on the performance of platform-provided services and setup monitoring to stay ahead of operational issues before they happen. Leading a DevOps team requires a understanding of the cloud native ecosystem, a collaborative approach to solving hard problems, and a focus on growing and developing the skills and expertise of your team.
Job Responsibilities
  • Lead, support, and grow a distributed team of DevOps Engineers that integrate, deploy, and operate Viasat's Kubernetes-based Hardware Agnostic Platform.
  • Support internal application teams with platform onboarding and manage, monitor, and operate development environments used by application teams.
  • Interface with both internal and external development teams, collaborating on design and planning for Hardware Agnostic Platform development.
  • Lead the software deployment of a updated version of Viasat's satellite ground system technology built on the Hardware Agnostic Platform.
  • Embrace the "you build it, you run it" mentality by being on-call for escalations related to the operation of the Hardware Agnostic Platform Services.
  • Develop strong relationships with partner engineering teams to develop knowledge base and drive operational excellence.
Requirements
  • Previous experience leading an engineering team
  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Experience coding in one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, Java, or Go
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD) / DevOps best practices
  • Knowledge of network fundamentals (TCP/IP, load balancers, VPNs, etc.) and Linux system administration
  • Experience with large-scale, multi-team distributed systems
  • Prior experience with public or private cloud infrastructure
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • US Citizen or permanent resident required
Preferences
  • Knowledge of satellite communications or wireless network technologies (WiMAX, LTE)
  • Knowledge of security fundamentals: PKI certificates, JWT, network policy, etc.
  • Experience with private cloud or edge Kubernetes clusters.
  • Experience with DevOps / "Infrastructure as Code" tools such as Ansible or Terraform.
  • Operational experience with any of the following:
    • Databases: Postgresql, redis, MySQL, or Kafka
    • Monitoring and Dashboarding: Grafana, Prometheus, or ELK.
    • Containers/Kubernetes: helm, rancher
  • Experience in automation and machine learning (ML)
  • Experience building operational runbooks and monitoring dashboards (e.g. Splunk, Grafana)
  • Experience with cloud computing technologies such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure
  • Experience working with Kubernetes.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach under pressure
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Additional Requirements and Information
Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
8-15 years
Travel
Up to 10%
Citizenship
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required
Clearance
None
Worker Classification
Employee
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