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Data Science Intern (2023-2683)

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

As a Data Scientist, you will be part of a diverse team of engineers developing next-generation, vertically integrated products and services at Viasat. You will develop new, novel algorithms and techniques for analyzing complex data sets collected during Viasat’s product and service lifecycles. You will be responsible for defining and developing models that produce new inferences and enable action by adjacent teams. You will work with software engineers to create new tools, libraries, and services that can expand Viasat’s ability to understand complex data sets. You will be part of a growing team developing cloud-based solutions for tackling problems found at the cutting edge of technological development.

On this team, you’ll build a breadth of knowledge including distributed systems, predictive analytics, and machine learning. You will design, develop, and deploy analytic pipelines to answer questions across multiple business areas and disciplines for Viasat’s broad but vertically integrated products. We encourage learning through curiosity, immersion, collaboration, and action. We value adaptability and learning agility. Our ideal candidate is someone focused on solving tough problems using data and loves doing so.

The day-to-day

As a Data Scientist, you will contribute with:

  • Analytics: Architect, design, and build data analysis pipelines working with large and complex data sets to monitor and analyze metrics
  • Inference: Use statistical tools to design experiments and determine causality
  • Algorithms: Design and create predictive and decision-making machine learning models for various business needs
  • Data engineering: Transforming and understanding data from many systems

What you'll need

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in a data related field such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, data science or similar
  • Strong understanding of several statistical and machine learning models
  • Experience with software development in languages such as R or python
  • Ability to commit to a 12 week summer internship

What will help you on the job

  • MS/PhD in a data related field such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics or similar
  • Knowledge of RF engineering, RF electronics, or digital communication systems
  • Desire to develop user-centric software & data products