RF Test Project Engineer

  • ViaSat
  • US - AZ - Mesa
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full time Telecommunications

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

This is a hands technical lead role where you will work closely with Operations, Production, and R&D on continuing to build our test capabilities while improving existing test procedures and methods. You will be leading STE sustaining activities as well as new development and improvements. You’ll be interfacing with different department teams in order to capture and review product failures, drive process improvements, and streamline the test process. Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you able to adapt quickly to changing responsibilities? If so, please read on.



  • 7+ years of experience within a manufacturing test environment. 
  • Experience developing Specialized Test Equipment (STE).  
  • Familiarity with BOM structure, build processes, make vs buy trade-offs, ect.
  • Experience with STE sustaining and maintenance activities
  • Ability to define and evaluate STE documentation such as elevation drawings, interconnect drawings, ect
  • Capable of supporting multiple and simultaneous STE developments 
  • Expectation to provide technical guidance to multiple design teams
  • Capable of managing both HW and SW development activities
  • Strong and demonstrated RF Test experience
  • Strong understanding of RF engineering principles such as linearity, NF, Gain, VSWR, ect
  • Strong understanding of MMW components such as waveguide, cabling, power dividers, terminations, ect
  • Demonstrated experience establishing development processes including automation
  • Problem-solving skills to isolate and resolve problems to keep progress on track
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience reporting schedules and budgets status
  • Leadership, communication, organizational and management skills are essential
  • Design discipline and rigor 
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • US Citizenship is required
  • This position will require physical presence in Tempe, AZ 40-60% on average.  Actual needs will vary depending on business needs. 
  • MS in Electrical Engineering 
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience: 



Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required