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Senior Software Engineer - Data Plane

Company: ViaSat Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job description
One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.
Are you passionate about networking? How about cloud networking?
ViaSat launched the world's highest capacity satellite and it powers the next generation of satellite broadband and represents the most significant capacity leap in the history of satellite communications. We provide high-quality and high-speed broadband service to our customers virtually anywhere on the globe - whether they are on the ground, on the water, or in the air. The award-winning ViaSat in-flight internet & entertainment services have shattered the standard for in-flight Wi-Fi with unmatched speed, quality, and affordability.
Job Responsibilities
As a Principal Software engineer on the Datapath team, you will design, develop, implement strategy, testing, and operations. You must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven and deliver a high-quality product. This requires extensive and broad functional experience with switching, routing, kernel, DPDK. This role will focus on improving the efficiency of the current Datapath platform and develop the next-generation Datapath architecture for Viasat cloud services.

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in software development for distributed systems
  • Proficiency in C, C++, or Golang and Object-oriented design and development
  • Proficiency in Object-oriented design and experience
  • Experience with device drivers, Low-level I/O, Virtualization
  • Proficiency in developing Linux Kernel, DPDK, NIC Driver, and PCIe interfaces
  • Experience with Linux bridges and OVS
  • Experience with performance optimization of low-level/driver code.
  • Proficiency in Data structure, Algorithm design, and Problem-solving
  • Experience in design and building distributed systems.
  • Understanding of CNI ( Container Network Interface).
  • Understanding of virtualization technologies such as Xen, KVM, or OpenStack
  • Understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 network technologies but not limited to IP, TCP/IP, ARP, Multicast, IPSec, MPLS, ARP, and other routing protocols.
  • Experience with continuous integration and Agile methodology.
  • Ability to work with external vendors.
  • BS or MS in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • If not based on the West Coast, able to work Pacific (PST) hours.

    This role requires vaccination under the current Executive Order for Government Contractors applicable to Viasat. As such, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 no later than the deadline indicated here.
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    Additional Requirements and information
    Minimum education:
    BA/BS or equivalent experience
    Years of experience:
    8-15 years
    Up to 10%
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