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ViaSat Opens New Offices in Europe and the US

By | December 18, 2017
      Rendition of ViaSat's expanding headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Photo: ViaSat.

      Rendition of ViaSat’s expanding headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Photo: ViaSat.

      ViaSat announced it officially opened new offices in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to the company, the new offices aim to drive innovation by leveraging the talented candidate pools in the local regions.

      The ViaSat Austin office will be a hub for the company’s growing DevOps teams to support its satellite services platforms; cloud and infrastructure engineering groups; security engineering and automation teams; and the company’s expanding data science group. The new office is located at the north end of the Lamar (Pfluger) Pedestrian Footbridge spanning Lady Bird Lake, in the Seaholm EcoDistrict. The office will employ more than 50 employees, with plans to double its headcount by mid-2019.  Viasat expects to add software engineering positions across multiple technical disciplines.

      The ViaSat Seattle office will be a hotspot for ViaSat software engineers, developers and data scientists focused on cloud-based services. Temporarily located in Pioneer Square, this new engineering center will help ViaSat expand its cloud and software-as-a-service technology expertise. The office will be home to engineers from across the company’s business areas, including security, commercial networks and infrastructure.

      The Amsterdam office will be a Research and Development (R&D) center dedicated to the development of Satellite Access Network (SAN) subsystems, embedded cloud-based software and ground segment infrastructure for the ViaSat 3 satellite platform as well as customer presence equipment logistics for Europe. According to ViaSat, the new office is ideally located to assist in establishing partnerships with satellite, technology and broadband companies across Dutch and other European countries.

      Viasat is also expanding its headquarters in Carlsbad, California. According to the company, its new space can accommodate six new office buildings as well as an outdoor space to display its latest technologies.