Program Risk Manager

Viasat Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago

Job description:

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 growing rapidly and 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 Responsibilities

Viasat is looking for an experienced Program Risk Manager to join our growing team. In this dynamic role, you will own risk management on a major satellite development program. As the risk manager, you will meet with key stakeholders, develop a risk list, plan and manage risk reduction activities on the program. You will chair the Configuration Control Board where risk reduction activities are added to the program baseline. You will be responsible for presenting the program's risks to executive management during reviews.


  • 8+ years of program management experience with demonstrated risk management focus

  • Proficient in earn value management, cost and schedule analysis, MS Word, Excel and Power Point

  • Strong communicator and ability to work effectively with others from multiple disciplines to determine status of development programs.

  • Excellent teamwork and organization skills

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent experience

  • U.S. Government Position. U.S. Citizenship required.

  • Up to 10% domestic travel.


  • 8+ yrs of direct risk management experience on large development programs

  • Proficient in MS Project or similar scheduling tool and MS Access

  • Active TS security clearance

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:
8 plus years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required




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