💻 Senior Software Developer

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Maxar is looking to add an experienced Senior Software Developer to join one of our large software development teams. The role is based in Reston, where we maintain an intimate relationship with this project’s primary customer. We have a very talented team of software developers and we are looking to add another strong technical contributor and leader to help us deliver quality software solutions to our customers.

Life with Us


Our customer in the intelligence community has tasked us with building a suite of backend services, frontend applications, and a data layer to enable and support intelligence work critical to national security. You will work with highly skilled team members, that are fully agile, cloud-native, and we have the freedom to design and engineer our solutions as best we see fit using the latest tech available.  We operate in a fast-paced environment and have a reputation for delivering capability to users quickly and with a high standard of quality

As a senior software developer, your job will be to lead technical design and implementation of services/APIs, take technical ownership of features and projects, mentor and lead other developers,  identify and enforce rigor and best practices, and interface with a team of the skilled front end, UI/UX, back end and DevOps engineers.  You will take part in and contribute to technical direction, work breakdown, and the day-to-day agile process.   You should have a strong technical background, experience in a leadership role on a technical team, and a history of successful deployments in the IC under your belt.   

Career: We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education. We offer everyone the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has some amazing resources at its disposal specifically for this purpose. You will work with your direct supervisor and/or a mentor to set appropriate goals and design a plan to help you make consistent progress.

Minimum requirements:

  • Must have current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to obtain a CI Polygraph.
  • 6 years of software development experience and Bachelor's degree; 4 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven technical leadership experience.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Willing to work on customer site in Reston, VA.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with AWS cloud technologies.
  • Security+ or a comparable certification for privileged user access.
  • Experience developing and deploying web services and applications.
  • Experience supporting software in a production environment. 
  • Familiarity with an object-oriented language, e.g. Python, Java, C++.
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies, specifically frequent, iterative releases which rely on user feedback to refine features over time.
  • Knowledge of Design Thinking principles.  


Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



United States, Reston, VA

Posted a month ago