Systems Engineer (TS/SCI Required)

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Maxar is looking to add a Systems Engineer to our team to support a customer who has a fast-paced and exciting mission within the Intelligence Community. This position will support stand-alone and integrated network and communication architectures for advanced technical missions.

Life with Us


The Systems Engineer will work independently and as part of a cross-functional team comprised of technical experts supporting an established and growing Intelligence Community (IC)mission. You will need to quickly understand complex technical concepts, make assessments, and articulate your recommendations to the customer. Previous experience working on-site to support the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community is highly desirable.


Maxar is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data, and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence.

Maxar offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation, and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Maxar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Day-to-Day with your Colleagues:

The Systems Engineer will provide engineering design and analysis assessments for the customer’s communication systems, communication user equipment, and transport segments. The Systems Engineer will be asked to provide technical expertise to support a variety of tasks to include, but not limited to:

  • Stand-alone and integrated network and communication architectures for command, control, and data transmission of developmental technical capabilities.
  • Advise on and provide custom electronics and technology solutions in support of critical special communication capability gaps and emerging operational requirements.
  • Support the integration of capabilities, updates/upgrades, data sources, dissemination paths, and extensible API development.
  • Support field sets, legacy field devices and emerging transceiver technologies.
  • Evaluate current and future requirements from system operators for integration into operational users’ Concept of Operations (CONOPS).
  • Advise on cross domain solutions to include integration of capabilities, updates/upgrades, data sources, dissemination paths, and extensible API development.
  • Evaluate current and future requirements from system operators for integration into operational users’ Concept of Operations (CONOPS).
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage S&T -related engineering projects.
  • Lead the systems engineering definition/executing activities within a project.
  • Provide a comprehensive definition of all aspects of system development from mission analysis through verification/validation of system performance.
  • Plan and support operations through risk mitigation, cost control, and schedules.
  • Effectively manage large-scale, integrated projects.
  • Provide engineering, program management, and acquisition support to development programs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have active TS/SCI security clearance and be able and willing to obtain CI Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (4 additional years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree).
  • 5 years of professional experience working in systems engineering.

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Experience working on-site at a customer location.
  • Experience working in DOD / IC.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within or lead a team of peers, as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical analyses at a level comprehensible to non-technical audiences and senior-level government representatives.
  • Ability to clearly express in writing, technical analysis results and site characterizations.
  • Practical RF systems knowledge gained through design, construction, or facilities management work experience.
  • Expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Military or defense-related experience and an understanding of operational planning and functional defeat of hard targets.
  • DAWIA Level II or equivalent in the systems planning, research, development and engineering (SPRDE)-S&T functional areas.
  • DoD test and evaluation, SPRDE-S&T manager or systems engineering, program management, or contracting experience.


COVID-19 Update:

All Maxar U.S. employees and international employees who work in the U.S. and visit Maxar sites must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 18, 2022, except in cases where legally entitled to an exception.

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 2 months ago

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