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Software Engineering Manager in Amsterdam


90,000 - €160,000
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Job Description

Our Company
Looking for an environment that encourages collaboration, making an impact and contributing fresh ideas? At ViaSat we foster an environment of inspiration, resulting in a driven and cutting-edge company with advancing innovation. If you’re interested in continued growth, meaningful contributions, and have the flexibility to perform in dynamic team environments, then ViaSat is a fit for you!

Our culture empowers us to do things that other companies would find very difficult, if not impossible. It is uniquely ViaSat and intentionally not like any other company.

Our Team
ViaSat’s growth is based on disruptive technology changes that create unique competitive positions. This strategy requires remaining at the edge of multiple technologies. Our organization is shaped around those principles all over the world. The Netherlands team, as part of our broader European strategy, is poised to create a unique innovation center that can contribute to our technology disruptions.

Your Opportunity
You’ll play a key role as manager of the newly formed Netherlands office. You will get a chance to build out the Netherlands R&D organization as it grows over the years. The Netherlands group will work with ViaSat business leaders the world over to deliver technologies and product solutions that will help ViaSat reach the goal of connecting the world through high speed satellite communications. Working with smart, innovative people, you will be recognized and rewarded for creating first class services with the highest client satisfaction. You will engage directly with Dutch institutions and industries and integrate the Dutch offerings into our global strategy.

Our Ideal Candidate
You are a business-savvy manager and an innovative problem solver with a positive, “can do” attitude. You have well-honed skills that can lead a group of engineers to identify what products can make the difference and to implement them. You are well organized giving you the ability to balance multiple priorities and meet ViaSat goals in creating a cutting edge group in a new location. You consider yourself to be flexible, comfortable with change, and will continually adjust your work habits to adapt to ViaSat’s innovative environment. You’ll also have the confidence and knowledge to influence others in a collaborative environment. Building strong relationships throughout the organization is imperative to success in this position. You are also someone that can start out small and grow with the team and the region.


Leadership requirements

5+ years experience leading an engineering team
Solid leadership presence and excellent communication skills in Dutch and English
Knowledge and understanding of the telecommunication business environment and experience in strategic technology road map definition
Analysis and synthesis skills necessary for engaging with senior management and customers in both presentation settings and informal settings.
Solid organizational skills
Good knowledge of the Dutch and European Tech/IT/Space/Aerospace industry
Good experience in working in the frame of EU/ESA contracts
EU (27) Citizenship
Ability to travel up to 20% domestic and international

Engineering Requirements

8+ years as a Software Architect with a proven track record of leading multidisciplinary teams and subcontractors to deliver integrated software solutions particularly in the area of real-time data collection, deployment and analysis.
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of Agile, DevOps and traditional software development principles and practices.
Prior experience in software systems engineering encompassing systems analysis, design for test and unit test framework, CICD, and application security models.
Demonstrated experience in software development lifecycle including concept, system architecture, design, implementation, integration, testing, deployment, documentation and support.
Proficiency in: C/C++, Python, Web technologies, Java, RTOS, Network management and Cloud Computing
Open and creative personality with a pioneer spirit, eager to meet technical and management challenges of a fast evolving market
Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Experience in the business disciplines such as Finance, Tax, Legal and/or Human Resources is a plus.


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