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Deputy Program Manager

United States, California, Carlsbad
6155 El Camino Real (Show on map)
December 17, 2022

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.
Job Responsibilities

Viasat is a leader in providing practical solutions for Government and Commercial Satellite based network communications. Viasat brings a unique mix of communications, networking, and security expertise to offer satellite communication solutions for commercial and government applications. The company continues to grow at a record pace, with all business areas benefiting. A key to the company's growth and stability has been its flexibility in serving both commercial and military markets. Join Viasat's team to help continue our growth and leadership in the Tactical Data Links market.

In this Deputy Program Management position you will be help manage a growing set of development and integration programs in the tactical communications market for the Next Generation Tactical Data Links business area, working with the US Government and industry partners, and providing leadership to the Viasat team. This role requires strong leadership and program management skills. Experience in managing US Government contracts and using metrics such as Earned Value is a plus. You'll take pride in the work we do for our military and our country, and it will show in your diligence to make things happen.

  • 3+ years' experience in program management, or related support, with some of that experience in delivering integrated products
  • Proven experience providing oversight to co-located team(s) over diverse geographical locations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop program plans, set up project schedules, and provide engineering mentorship and recommendations
  • Basic understanding of contract types, program financials, and risk and opportunity management practices
  • Ability to provide regular status on programs and production activities, including presentations to customers and senior management
  • Proven ability to support proposal efforts and participate in ongoing business development activities
  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM
  • US Government position. US Citizenship required
  • Active DoD secret clearance or have held one in the last two years
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%

  • Experience with development of small, complex electronics products
  • Experience with Link 16 systems and networks
  • Experience with Project Management tools (e.g., MS Project) and Information Sharing tools (e.g., Confluence wiki)
  • Experience with Government systems and service acquisition programs, Domestic and International
  • Experience in integration of systems into various military platforms
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

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Additional Requirements and Information
Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience
3-5 years
Up to 25%
US Citizenship required
Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance
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