Satcom Engineering Technician

  • ViaSat
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 15/01/2020
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Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

ViaSat is in the business to connect the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we are connecting international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications, and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels. We deliver and protect information - when and where it is needed most - with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.

As a SATCOM Engineering Technician, you will leverage your knowledge of hardware, networking, RF components, as well as integration and test to support customer demonstrations and engineering programs both in the lab and in the field. Your desire and aptitude to absorb technology are merged in an environment rich with challenging opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and skills. Typical duties include mechanical assembly and electrical integration, hands on soldering and testing; software installation/configuration of modems, routers, switches, servers, antennas, antenna control units and integrated SATCOM terminals; technical/administrative equipment management; coordination of shipping/receiving, restocking of materials, processing RMAs for defective equipment and coordinating activities with personnel in Engineering, Program Management and Business Development. If you are ready for a challenging role with high growth and development potential, continue reading…


  • 2+ years’ experience with satellite communication terminals or networks
  • 1+ years’ experience working in a test environment
  • Basic fundamentals of Communications, RF, Cisco equipment (routers, switches) and Linux.
  • Strong written and verbal communication; able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience supporting operational networks
  • Experience with Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Up to 25% Travel, including international.
  • Swiss, EU Citizenship, or Valid Swiss Work Permit
  • Full driving license


  • BSc degree in a technical discipline
  • Theoretical knowledge of MF TDMA and Spread Spectrum Networks
  • Experience troubleshooting SATCOM terminals
  • IPSec configuration/troubleshooting knowledge
  • Experience with network test tools such as Ixia, Wireshark or iPerf
  • Experience with RF test equipment such as spectrum analyzers


Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

1-3 years


Up to 25%


Swiss, EU (25) Citizenship or Valid Swiss Work Permit required


Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic