Analog/Mixed-Signal Electronics Engineer

ViaSat Antenna Systems SA

  • Publication date:

    14 February 2024
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  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
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Analog/Mixed-Signal Electronics Engineer

About us

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.

What you'll do

We are seeking an Analog/Mixed-Signal Electronic Engineer to reinforce our Lausanne Hardware team. As a key team member, you will join a multidisciplinary R&D team of hard-working and passionate individuals developing groundbreaking satellite communications system technologies. You will design highly reliable analog and mixed-signal electronics that meet the required functional specifications, considering electrical, size and weight constraints, as well as aspects related to space environment.

The day-to-day

In collaboration with your project team members, you fully own the whole development cycle of electronic boards

  • Design, develop, test, optimize and integrate highly reliable analog and mixed-signal electronics for satellites
  • Drive requirements, architecture and circuit design, component selection and procurement, PCB design, board bring up, testing and design + manufacturing documentation.
  • Partner with optical, mechanical and software internal and external experts

What you'll need

You are a meticulous, open-minded and well-organized person, motivated to perform multiple tasks in a wide-ranging environment. You enjoy taking ownership of the agreed work and completing it autonomously. When needed, you easily ask for support from our multi-disciplinary engineering team, and collaborate with external partners. Great teammate, problem solver and hands-on engineer, you never hesitate to take the extra step for the team to succeed!

  • MSc or PhD or equivalent, in electronic engineering or a related field
  • Strong background in aerospace, expertise in one or more specific spacecraft subsystems, knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductors.
  • 7+ years of proven experiences in designing and implementing mixed-signal electronics from concept through production, in particular involving:
    • Analog/digital PLLs
    • Operational amplifiers (differential amplifiers, active filters, buffers etc.)
    • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
    • Linear and switch-mode power supplies
  • Schematic capture and PCB design tools (preferably Altium)
  • Experience using various test equipment – oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer and similar
  • Strong documentation skills and ability to report on technical solutions and findings
  • Availability to travel to the US and across Europe to follow up with the other team members, contractors, and to attend conferences

What will help you on the job

  • Solid understanding of control theory
  • Familiarity with photodetectors and transimpedance amplifiers
  • Experience with microcontrollers or FPGA
  • Scripting/programming languages (C/C++, Python, Matlab)
  • Design with RF components (mixers, amplifiers, up-down converters etc.)
  • Knowledge in satellite communication and services.


At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. Base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness at
EEO statement

Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic. If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click E-Mail schreiben.