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Viasat Inc.

Optical Network Planner Viasat Inc.
Carlsbad, CA

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Job Description

Job description

Our culture empowers us to do things that other companies would find very difficult. We've made quantum leaps in satellite capacity which makes high-volume, media-enabled service by satellite economical for the first time! Viasat offers Global Satellite Services that elevates satellite into a very competitive position in the global broadband service marketplace. We have the capacity to serve the accelerating growth in bandwidth demand for multimedia Internet access. We took the leap and now it's your turn to jump on board and join the world's first global broadband internet service provider.

The Optical Network Planner is a key part of the Viasat team, responsible for the detailed planning of network infrastructure to support our growing satellite fleet. This includes but is not limited to network topology planning for new builds and expansions, coordinating complex network implementations, identifying risks and evaluating alternatives.

* Design and plan fiber-optic network using both off-the-shelf and in-house developed design and analysis tools
* Plan routes for fiber-based networks based on engineering specifications and network architecture standards
* Drive discussions with network infrastructure providers to acquire route data and analysis of alternatives
* Collaborate with strategic negotiators and designers to compile and present project feasibility studies, and to acquire the assets needed to deliver the network
* Maintain detailed network documentation including topology, installation, build plans and equipment design
* Support network deployment and activation activities
* Contribute to the development of network monitoring and management systems
* Act as an escalation contact during outages, performing restoration and root cause failure analysis
* Occasional On-Call work required


* Experience with use of fiber network design, planning and mapping software tools such as 3-GIS, ESRI ArcGIS and QGIS
* Telecom OSP experience with fiber optic networks related to mapping and GIS
* Strong written and oral communications skills with the ability to effectively communicate across the organization
* Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
* Familiarity with optical data transport technologies
* BA/BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
* U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required


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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

3-5 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required




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About Viasat Inc.

Viasat is a company that offers communications products and services.

10000 employees
Viasat Inc.

6155 el camino real

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