We took a trip to Viasat's Dublin office and met some of the staff that are developing tech for in-flight experiences.

With around 100 employees in Dublin, Viasat Ireland is developing in-flight entertainment products and platforms for commercial airlines. The team aims to “push the boundaries of what’s possible across the entire air travel journey” by developing “connectivity that offers more performance, more reliability and more personalisation”.

To find out more about what the US company is doing at its Irish base, we took a trip to its office in Dublin’s Silicon Docks and met managing director Dave Elliott, head of talent acquisition for EMEA Claire Gannon, and software engineer Zdenko Csaprda.

They told us that the organisation wants to cultivate a collaborative environment where continuous learning and challenges are front and centre. As Elliott emphasised, Viasat is looking for “the best people” to join its team.

Gannon gave us some insights into what that means in terms of skills and attributes, and revealed that Viasat is hiring for a number of roles, from engineers and product designers to UX and UI experts.

For anyone considering applying for one these positions with the company, Csaprda told us about a typical day in his working life, describing the collaborative nature of his job. For the most part, Csaprda works in JVM languages but added that there are plenty of opportunities to work with other technologies.


Words by Lisa Ardill