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Maxar is currently seeking a Jr. Project Manager to join our team in Westminster, CO. This role reports into the portfolio management organization and provides organizational leadership and execution ownership throughout a program or project.  You will be responsible for the successful implementation of initiatives that have a direct impact on efficiency, cost, revenue and innovation for the company.

The ideal candidate is a new or growing leader that drives through planning and execution while also managing risks, issues and changes. As our systems span multiple areas of expertise, this role requires collaboration and clear communication, both written and verbal. The scope of deliverables includes: project status, schedule, management of financials and spend against budgets, management/tracking of risks, issues, and change/decision logs. Creative problem solving while working well with stakeholders and core team members is required.

The role drives accountability and results by working with and relying on experts to progress the work. The role collaborates closely with many stakeholder groups (functional leads, architects, SMEs, development/test teams, etc.) with varied expertise and organizational levels to define work plans and dependencies and to keep teams apprised of progress. 


The role is responsible for end-to-end development and delivery of solutions that meet evolving business needs. This includes specification of the service offerings, customer and operator interactions and the development of those services for delivery. The following is expected:

  • Provide end-to-end project leadership from planning to business readiness/rollout

  • Coordinate with Agile Release Trains, including SIT/testing, to create work packages and schedule work

  • Work closely with Enterprise Solution Engineers partners, and other stakeholder teams to deliver business value

  • Define and track business and development milestones

  • Track and communicate dependencies of initiative releases

  • Manage risks, issues, change control and decision logs

  • Communicate and manage project status

  • Leverages stakeholder relationships and technical expertise to enable or make key decisions

  • Identify strategic milestones in concert with business and/or mission stakeholders and tie work packages to milestones

  • Work with development teams to ensure understanding of high level business requirements so that they are well positioned to deliver the appropriate business value

  • Works under and with senior project managers for mentoring and guidance

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • 2 years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

  • Prior experience with Product Development and Development teams in a complex technical environment

  • MS Excel experience creating Pivot tables, graphs, tables and use of built in formulas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current/active Secret clearance

  • Previous experience in classified environments

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to pursue and resolve issues independently and escalating when necessary

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-through

  • Excellent collaboration skills; high-energy attitude with a desire to learn

  • Familiarity with software development practices and various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred: SAFe, and Waterfall experience is beneficial as well)

  • Familiarity with project management across varied stakeholders and team members

  • Demonstrated proficiency in tracking risks/issues and change and decision logs and maintaining meeting minutes

The compensation range for this position is $54,000.00 to $90,000.00 annually dependent on skills and experience. 

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, Westminster, CO

Posted a month ago