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.

Job Responsibilities

Become a personal contributor in our mission to connect the world. Viasat data scientists innovate in an environment that encourages collaboration while challenging the status quo. Join the industry leader in satellite communication and technology and take control of your professional pathway. Our culture empowers us to do the right thing and explore technology that will benefit people across the globe. It is uniquely Viasat and, intentionally, not like any other company. As a member of our Media and Applications data science team, you'll work on the improving the customer experience on our mobile products through data. You will help create and develop these improvements by:

  • developing machine learning models to enhance and personalize the customer experience

  • working alongside business leaders, analysts, and data engineers to deliver data and insights that drive decisions

  • becoming familiar with the technologies that bring the Internet to millions of mobile passengers

This position will involve the full model development lifecycle: from ideation to minimum viable product creation to production support and improvements.


Requirements
  • Experience in one or more of: traditional machine learning models, recommendation systems, deep learning, and reinforcement learning.

  • Strong software development skills in Python

  • Experience with ML/DL algorithms with frameworks (PyTorch, Keras, Spark)

  • Experience with statistical software (R, Python, MATLAB, pandas) and database languages (SQL)

  • Experience with experimental design (AB Testing)

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to share results and insights with technical and non-technical audiences

  • 3+ years of experience in a related field

  • Master of Science or PhD candidate degree focus in Data Science, Computer Science/Engineering, Math, Physics or a discipline requiring strong mathematics and statistical methods

  • Up to 10% travel

  • EU or Irish citizenship or valid work permit needed


Preferences
  • Experience with using the Agile software development methodology to develop and deliver software so as to support a continuous integration/continuous deployment process.

  • Ability to take a feature description and deliver a robust service in production

  • Strong communication and presentation skills - you must be able to explain and present hypotheses and analysis results to a wide audience in a clear and concise manner.

  • Willingness to teach others and to learn new techniques

  • Familiarity with API development

  • Snowflake and AWS SageMaker experience


Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
BA/BS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
3-5 years
Travel
Up to 10%
Citizenship
Irish or EU Citizenship or valid Irish Work Permit required
Clearance
None
Worker Classification
Employee

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