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Security Engineer

Company: ViaSat
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 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.

Job Responsibilities

We're looking for a highly motivated and dedicated Security Engineer to help drive the strategic direction of security at Viasat. The candidate will help groups architect and build secure applications and products as well as maintain and improve the posture of applications and systems. This individual will have an endless drive to work with business units to help secure their platforms in addition to being their trusted security liaison.

  • Architect and advise groups in building secure products and services
  • Research and develop prescriptive security guidance and approved patterns
  • Identify security gaps and shortcomings and work effectively with product owners to remediate
  • Evaluate and promote future security technologies to product teams
  • Establish strong security relationships with technical product owners

What you'll get:

  • Opportunity to be exposed to meaningful, high visibility, business impacting projects that provide both personal satisfaction and company value
  • Exposure to all facets of information security via interactions with security teams
  • Ability to make independent security decisions on the behalf of others
  • Exposure to leading edge security and application technologies


  • 5 plus years of practical security experience
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies
  • Experience working in a DevSecOps environment
  • A business first mentality with an eye for security
  • Ability to assess risk and balance business requirements against necessary security controls
  • Experience with software development or test automation skills to build security tools and automation platforms
  • Public cloud security expertise including Amazon, GCP and/or Azure
  • Experience with security architecture and frameworks
  • Ability to influence and history of driving projects to completion
  • Compliance experience, such as PCI, ISO, SOX, MPA, and/or NIST
  • US Citizenship required


  • Experience in building or providing broadband services
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning concepts applied to a security environment
  • Systems Engineering experience with complex, scalable, distributed systems infrastructure and technologies
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, SANS, or related security certification
  • Past history of conducting threat modeling assessments and risk assessments
  • Web application and API coding experience
  • Ability to obtain a US Secret and above clearance

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years




US Citizenship 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. The starting salary for this position is $139,650 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat's Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat's comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.


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