💻 Software Engineering Manager

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Maxar is currently seeking a Manager of Software Development to join our team in Westminster, CO.

Life with Us

Your Project: The Spacecraft Calibration, Navigation, and Engineering software development team is responsible for the development and deployment of functional enhancements to Maxar’s Ground System.  In this role, you will be responsible for the overall health and execution of a software development team as well as the professional development of the team members.

Your Career: We are very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Oversee activities of a cross-functional software development team composed of Product Owners, Software Developers, and DevOps Engineers to ensure deliverable commitments are met. Teams are responsible for new feature development as well as on-going system maintenance.
  • You will also be tasked with managing higher-level strategic goals, including but not limited to:
    • High-level allocation of resources to new feature development versus paying down historical technical debt. Knowledge to make these decisions is gained by participating in daily operational standups to review system issues, on-going discussions with architects, etc.
    • Risk mitigation within team via knowledge and task cross training, etc.
    • Participation in staff recruitment, performance assessment, salary, training, career development and recognition/disciplinary actions.
    • Coordination of vendor contracts, deliveries and schedule with affected company parties.
    • Continued refinement of the software development methodologies and tools by the organization.

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government Secret security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of overall experience in a professional software engineering capacity
  • Strong management, analytical, and written/oral communication skills
  • Program and project management experience
  • Familiarity and experience working with a Systems Engineering organization, including requirements analysis, concept definitions, architecture and concepts of operations
  • Familiarity with an Agile or SAFe software development methodology

These skills would be amazing:

  • Knowledge of microservices-based systems running within a AWS ecosystem, continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI/CD), and development operations (DevOps)
  • 5+ years of software engineering management experience, preferably in organizations using Agile, team-based practices

The compensation range for this po__sition is $106,500 to $177,500  an__nually, dependent on skills and experience. T___his pos_ition is also eligible for a bonus plan.  

COVID-19 Update:

As a federal contractor, Maxar is required to comply with the vaccination and other COVID-19 requirements in President Biden's September 9 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Accordingly, all Maxar team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022, except in cases where a team member is legally entitled to an accommodation.

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 2d ago