Aug 22, 2019

Senior RF Engineer

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
Full-Time Engineering

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 growing rapidly and 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

With demonstrated capability in Satellite communications, and antennas, Viasat is able to provide state-of-the-art communications systems for both commercial and government customers. You will be able to use your RF engineering expertise to build the next generation of advanced antenna products and systems.

As a senior RF engineer, you will be responsible for all of the RF modules across multiple satellite ground station system programs. The RF modules will be a mixture of in-house designs and those procured from vendors. Responsibilities begin with requirements and vetting of RF suppliers during the proposal phase, resulting in a contract award in which you will oversee the design/implementation and test. When necessary, you would work with RF suppliers to solve product yield, quality, and performance problems. A strong background in RF module design will be required in order to serve as the subject matter expert for the team. You will be a key senior member of the division involved with all phases of ground terminals. Sound interesting? Read on!


  • 15+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Significant experience in the design, production and test of RF modules such as LNBs, BUCs, SSPAs, and transceivers for Satellite Communications
  • Skilled in RF system design including cascade analysis, and spur analysis
  • RF/microwave and discrete analog circuit design experience
  • Travel to RF suppliers and other company locations as necessary. Up to 15% travel
  • Experience with chip and wire as well as SMT assembly methods.
  • Oral Presentation Skills: Ability to communicate technical principles and issues to nontechnical personnel.
  • Ability to weigh design tradeoffs vs. cost, schedule, and value added metrics.


  • Understanding of oscillators and associated tradeoffs.
  • Prior experience working with TWTs.
  • Working knowledge of solid state power amplifier design.
  • Low Noise Amplifier design principles and tradeoffs.
  • Knowledge of various transmission line media (microstrip, stripline, wave guide, etc.)
  • Prior experience with phased array antennas

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required





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