Program Manager

ViaSat   •  

Carlsbad, CA

Industry: Telecommunications


5 - 7 years

Posted 101 days ago

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Job ResponsibilitiesEnhancing communication all around the globe…our customers range from Commercial to Government making us complex, yet flexible in meeting the world’s communication needs. Viasat is looking for a creative, bright, and innovative Program Manager to work at the forefront of what makes us successful. This is a unique opportunity to work with our talented engineers developing and supporting technology programs.

We are seeking a program manager to lead exciting development programs for commercial space and military applications. In this role you will direct all phases of programs from inception through completion. The successful candidate will have experience working with a variety of engineering teams (system architects, electrical design, RF microwave, mechanical, engineering analysis, special test equipment, integration and test), managing schedule and performance risk, meeting commitments, and anticipating and circumventing problems. In addition, you may be developing customer relationships, and working effectively with functional areas within the company. You will be leading, directing, and motivating cross-discipline teams across multiple organizations and geographic sites.

  • 5+ years experience as described above
  • Experience understanding of engineering activities and planning to optimize manufacturing process, manufacturability, and reliability
  • Experience managing technical team to ensure team performance is consistent with the plan and agreed scope of the project
  • Experience developing program plans, schedules, and budgets across multiple sites and stakeholders
  • Experience working with subcontractors as an integral part of the deliverables
  • Significant experience involved with the management of suppliers from initial planning and selection through sustaining
  • Experience with vendor management of complex issues covering manufacturing, planning and relationship shortfalls affecting quality, cost and schedule
  • Experience in the management of multi-site teams focused on both internal and external needs across multiple business areas
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • This position involves work on both government and commercial programs. US Citizenship is required.
  • Candidate will have or will obtain a security clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Satellite subsystem experience
  • Current security clearance
  • Ref #1738