Entry/Jr. DevOps Engineer

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Maxar is currently seeking a Entry-level or Junior DevOps Engineer to join our operations team. This position is based in Westminster, CO.

Life with Us

In this role, you will support our rapidly growing mosaic business by enabling world class operations and drive maturity in our DevOps practices.

Your Projects: At Maxar, we take operations seriously.  Our customers require large scale, high quality mosaic products delivered reliably.  To enable world class mosaic product operations, it takes a team of well skilled engineers with diverse backgrounds.  Our DevOps team works collaboratively to solve complex problems and to ensure our large-scale, distributed services run optimally.  Our team balances fast paced real-time operations support and deep system analysis to determine ways to reduce system complexity and improve efficiency.  Our team brings creative engineering solutions to operations problems and focuses on optimizing existing systems and reducing work through automation.  We enable our development teams through robust CI/CD tools and practices enabling automated deployments.  In all our work, we strive to deliver the highest quality operational systems resulting in robust reliable mosaic product production and delivery.

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. You will work with your manager to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

Your Career: We’re 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 supervisor, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.


  • Engage in the whole lifecycle of services—from inception and design, through deployment, operations, and refinement

  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency, and overall system health

  • Scale systems sustainably, and evolve services by identifying changes that improve reliability, cost, and performance

  • Develop resilient operational services that provide key functionality for operations

  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems

  • Participate in the Agile software development process

  • Provide timely support to our 24x7 operations teams including on-call support

  • Natural curiosity and ability to continually learn about our evolving complex ground system

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be U.S. Citizen, and be willing and able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.  Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

  • One of the following:

    • Entry-level candidates will have some demonstrated experience

    • Junior-level candidates will have 2+ years experience.  A Masters degree can count for 2 year of experience.


  • Development experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, Python, Go, Perl, or Ruby

  • Experience supporting software running in a Linux OS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance desirable

  • Internship experience or 1+ years’ experience in DevOps or Software Development or similar field

  • Ability to troubleshoot operational issues across multiple complex systems and propose and implement new solutions

  • Understand the fundamentals of CI/CD, container infrastructure life-cycle, software source control (git/github)

  • Experience with cloud computing (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

  • Understanding of software design, development and troubleshooting

  • AWS Associate or Professional Certification highly desired

  • Experience with log aggregation tools like Elastic Stack

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Understanding of Service Oriented and Microservice Architectures

The compensation range for an entry-level DevOps Engineer is $59,250.00 - $98,750.00 annually, dependent on skills and experience. 

The compensation range for a mid-level DevOps Engineer is $75,000.00 - $125,000.00 annually, dependent on skills and experience. 

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 4 months ago

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