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Senior NPI Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Mesa, AZ posted October 14, 2020.

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 ResponsibilitiesThis position will provide key product development support on our current and next generation of GEO satellites. As the Sr. NPI Eng, this individual will be responsible to lead the fabrication and assembly of prototype hardware including establishment of DFM objectives, design review and sign-off, and close coordination with the operations resources and hardware design team. This individual will ensure that manufacturing concerns are discussed, and mitigated and that hardware designs can be repetitively fabricated and assembled in a low volume, high complexity, production environment utilizing a mix of contract manufactures and in-house assembly.Requirements10+ years experience supporting space flight hardwareBS Engineering degree in related discipline minimumExtensive experience supporting complex space flight hardware development projects in the following capacities: provide DFM input to the design; extensive experience in a space flight production environment responsible for creating, establishing, documenting, and validating production methods and processes; and proven strong leadership skills.Extensive experience in the following technologies for space applications is highly preferred: Electronic hardware fabrication and assembly, machining of metal structures, cable and harness assemblies, die attach, and wire bond.Direct new product introduction (NPI) engineering and/or manufacturing engineering experience supporting product development, prototype hardware builds, LRIP and initial production start-up for space applications of electronics and electro-mechanical hardware.* Expert knowledge of Space Flight hardware workmanship standards* Demonstrated success overseeing Space/Flight prototype builds of Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA), Micro-electronics fabrication and assembly, Electro-mechanical box builds, and Cable and harness assemblies.* Ideal candidate will have extensive leadership experience with both internal manufacturing and contract manufacturing partners Strong manufacturing process knowledge in one or more of the following: materials science; bare board fabrication; surface mount and through-hole assembly; Mirco- Electronics including: wire-bonding, die attach, silver-epoxy (or other conductive adhesives), and epoxy lamination; machining, metal forming, casting; cable and harness assembly NPI experience supporting development teams and transitioning new products to production* Demonstrated ability of working within a matrixed, cross-functional team.* Works autonomously and helps determine methods and procedures* May train and mentor junior level staff* Excellent organization and communications skills* PC literacy with competency in MS Office, project management, product collaboration SW, and ERP systems.* Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (hardware oriented EE, ME or IE)* US citizenship required.* Ability to travel up to 20% of the time during certain phases of the program development lifecyclePreferencesTo learn more about this site and other office locations, please click here! Additional requirements Minimum education: BA/BS or equivalent experience Years of experience: Other Travel: Up to 25% Citizenship: US Citizenship Required Clearance: None PDN-91b821d0-1dcf-4d59-8a25-51aa06461763