Aug 24, 2019

Senior International Regulatory and Policy Analyst

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Carlsbad, CA, USA
Full-Time Other

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.

As a Senior International Regulatory and Policy Analyst, you are responsible for researching and analyzing the policy and regulatory landscape. You have an analytical mindset as well as a deep interest in how the political and legislative environment impacts business growth at Viasat. This position requires creativity and drive, an ability to find meaning and association that others can't, and deep knowledge of research methods. Core to this position is the ability not just to conduct the research, but to extract the information that helps Viasat make the best business decisions -- transforming data and research into specific insights and recommendations, and persuasively representing that work to internal clients, are keys to success in this role. We are searching for candidates who enjoy working with people and have a technical mind that excels when being challenged. If you have a drive to succeed and grow your career, Viasat might be a fit for you!

Job Responsibilities
  • Analyzes global communications business environment and regulatory policy from across the diplomatic, economic, finance, and legal realms to better inform business plans and operations
  • Develops research projects in areas of international business relations, communications policy, and governance globally
  • Responds to internal research requests in a timely manner, utilizing holistic and analytical approaches that identify gaps in understanding of global policy drivers and highlights opportunities where business goals and strategies align with global development interests
  • Analyzes and organizes results of data acquisition, research reports, and field work. Develops mechanisms to collect and organize data and research reports for analysis and final dissemination
  • Identifies new competitors, partners, and influencers in the areas of global communications and cybersecurity
  • Develops and manages a comprehensive network of scholars, government representatives, and private sector personnel for business development opportunities
  • Knowledge of high tech industry structure, key competitors, and overall competitive dynamics related to major telecom service providers
  • Heavy emphasis on persuasive written and verbal communication

  • Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Economics, History, International Affairs, Intelligence, International Relations, International Business, Political Science, Psychology, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience with international relations, international security, or national policy research and writing
  • 5+ years of experience with conducting open source research, academic research, all-source intelligence, or targeting
  • Knowledge of political and business leadership through academic, professional, or personal expertise
  • Knowledge of Internet-based research, including Boolean logic, search engine and database resources, and Internet sources, such as social media, social networking tools, data exploitation, and commercial- and industry-based databases
  • Up to 25% Travel
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%









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