CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced it officially opened new offices in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The new offices aim to drive innovation across a number of technical and engineering disciplines by leveraging the talented candidate pools in the local regions.
Viasat Austin: The Viasat Austin office will be a hub for the Company's growing DevOps teams to support its satellite services platforms; cloud and infrastructure engineering groups; security engineering and automation teams; and the Company's expanding data science group. The new office is located at 111 Sandra Muraida Way, at the north end of the Lamar (Pfluger) Pedestrian Footbridge spanning Lady Bird Lake, in the newly transformed Seaholm EcoDistrict. The office will employ more than 50 employees, with plans to double its headcount by mid-2019. Viasat expects to add software engineering positions, across multiple technical disciplines, based on Company needs.
Viasat Seattle: The Viasat Seattle office will be a growing hotspot for Viasat software engineers, developers and data scientists focused on cloud-based services. Temporarily located in historic Pioneer Square at 111 South Jackson Street, this new engineering center will help Viasat expand its cloud and software-as-a-service technology expertise. The office will be home to engineers from across the Company's business areas, including security, commercial networks and infrastructure.
Viasat Amsterdam: The Viasat Amsterdam office will be a research and development (R&D) center dedicated to the development of satellite access network (SAN) subsystems, embedded cloud-based software and ground segment infrastructure for the ViaSat-3 satellite platform as well as customer presence equipment logistics for Europe. The new office is located in Vijzelstraat 68-72 1017 HL Amsterdam and is ideally located to assist in establishing partnerships with satellite, technology and broadband companies across Dutch and other European countries.
"Viasat works on extremely difficult communications challenges – like how to bring high-speed, high-performing internet to the hardest-to-reach places," said Rick Baldridge, president and chief operating officer, Viasat. "By opening new offices around the globe, we can offer candidates an opportunity to work on challenging programs that have a real impact on how the world communicates."
Baldridge continued, "Each of these cities—Austin, Seattle and Amsterdam—are highly respected, growing cities with a booming technology sector. We look forward to engaging with potential candidates, university systems, local industry and government delegations, as we focus on attracting new, qualified team members to help us expand and innovate our software platforms, technical infrastructure and security toolsets."
Separately, Viasat provided an update on its expanding headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. The new 23-acre campus expansion, located across the street from the Company's existing headquarters, was designed to embody Viasat's culture of creativity, exploration, freedom and innovation, as well as foster interaction between employees, clients and visitors. The space can accommodate six new office buildings, three parking structures, a cafe/conference center, recreational amenities for employees and an outdoor space providing "unexpected experiences" and displays of Viasat's latest technologies. For more information on the new campus, read the Viasat corporate blog here.
About Viasat Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the direction of the new global offices, employee headcount expectations and future company growth globally. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the communications and technology sectors, generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Viasat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.