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Scrum Master and Software Engineer

Company: ViaSat
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

We're looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a software development engineer to help lead a product team developing our next-generation of mobility terminals. In addition to performing software development tasks, you will help us to effectively reach goals in a high-visibility, fast-paced environment, aligning to the product mission.

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum ceremonies and backlog refinement
  • Champion Agile software development best practices, acting as a coach to the product team
  • Support the Product Owner in grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Facilitate the process by which we create and manage the following: Epics, Story Boards, Use Cases, Story Point estimation, etc.
  • Track and communicate team status and progress via burnup and burndown charts, as well as other information to the team, management, and stakeholders ensuring it accurately reflects current state
  • Manage dependencies between the product team and others, collaborating within the product team especially with regard to items necessary for product release
  • Demonstrate sense of urgency and responsiveness to complete work and solve problems, with a strong drive to persevere when faced with ambiguity
  • Proactively remove or escalate roadblocks to allow team progress
  • Maintain relevant metrics to help the team monitor their performance
  • Encourage continual improvement in Agile and Dev Ops practices to improve code quality and delivery
  • Coordinate timely response and support to production line customer issues, when escalated
  • Lead and participate in project release estimation process

Attributed Needed:

  • You understand different people have different needs to be productive and strive to develop innovative solutions.
  • You identify problems early, clear roadblocks, build trust with other teams, and communicate clearly and concisely.
  • You're knowledgeable.
  • You identify problems, propose solutions and drive implementation.
  • You leverage your agile and scrum expertise to drive innovative solutions within the team.
  • Challenge excites you.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of software development experience in a professional environment using Agile methodologies
  • Hands-on Scrum Master experience (ie Backlog management, iteration planning, performance measuring)
  • Experience with Agile software and collaboration tools (Jira, Slack, Git, Wiki etc)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management and influencing skills
  • Strong programming background, preferably C/C++
  • Experience with unit test frameworks (e.g. Google Test)
  • Good understanding of network protocols and administration on the Linux platform (e.g. socket programming, TCP/UDP, VLAN, routing, ARP, DNS, firewalls, Linux tc)
  • Support the production of SW documentation as needed
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Able to resolve conflicts, facilitate discussions, propose viable alternatives, and consider different approaches
  • Take proactive action when one notices differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
  • Have a passion for creating an environment for a successful agile team

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