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Cloud Native Platform DevOps Engineer

United States, California, Carlsbad
6155 El Camino Real (Show on map)
September 05, 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 Engineer to help build our next generation, Kubernetes-based infrastructure platform. As a Platform DevOps Engineer, you'll develop, deploy, and maintain a Kubernetes-based 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. You'll have the opportunity to work with modern tools from the cloud native ecosystem and apply your collaborative engineer approach to solving hard problems.
Job Responsibilities
  • Serve on a distributed team of DevOps Engineers that build, 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.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams on design and planning for Hardware Agnostic Platform development.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for escalations related to the operation of the Hardware Agnostic Platform Services.
  • 2+ 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 working on systems or products with 24x7 operation
  • Experience building software on public or private cloud infrastructure
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • US Citizenship or permanent resident required
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Knowledge of satellite communications or wireless network technologies (WiMAX, LTE)
  • Knowledge of security fundamentals: PKI certificates, JWT, network policy, etc.
  • Experience with large-scale, multi-team distributed systems
  • Experience with private cloud or edge Kubernetes clusters.
  • Experience with DevOps / "Infrastructure as Code" tools such as Ansible or Terraform.
  • Experience, ideally operational, 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
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Systematic problem-solving approach under pressure
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science

Additional Requirements and Information
Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
2-4 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For Colorado-based jobs only: The minimum for this position is $141,300 annually; however, 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. about Viasat's comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.