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Maxar Space Robotics is seeking a Program Finance Analyst (PFA) for a full time position in our Pasadena, CA office. We are developing and building next-generation space automation capabilities for planetary exploration and on-orbit satellite servicing and repair. We are the only satellite manufacturer with the ability to leverage robotic technologies proven on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station as well as the Mars landers and rovers.

The Program Finance Analyst (PFA) will work closely with Program Managers, Cost Account Managers, Operations, Supply Chain and Management in managing program performance. The PFA will support Program Managers in financial management and reporting deliverables (including EVMS reports) to Finance and Customers.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), WBS Dictionary and Responsibility Assignment Matrix

  • Develop, analyze and update complex program documents (i.e. contract, statement of work, basis of estimates, cost estimates) using program history, actuals and supporting documentation

  • Monitor program funding and charging to ensure proper mapping, linking and reporting of anticipated exhaustion of funds

  • Formulate the program forecast, estimate to complete, and other deliverables needed for corporate financial reporting and customer cost performance reporting

  • Develop time-phased budgets and EACs in accordance with schedule plans; analyzing issues and recommending corrective actions

  • Perform in-depth analysis of program performance

  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and yearly project financial reports

  • Perform cost control function (review actual costs and investigate inconsistencies; evaluate and approve purchase requisitions; track manpower data)

  • Develop, analyze, and review program proposals; includes analyzing program requirements, coordinating and preparing Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and supporting internal proposal reviews, customer audit/fact findings, and negotiations

  • Be an essential member of the program management office and program teams, and interacting with engineers and management both inside and outside of the organization

Position Requirements - Education & Experience

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required

  • Bachelor in Business Administration or relevant discipline

  • 3+ years of professional experience in project controls

  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and application of project planning and control principles and standards, including cost estimation, budgeting, and scheduling; performance measurements, including earned value, as required for the planning and implementation of complex projects

  • Able to interface effectively with program management, technical organization, industry partners, and customers

  • Must be resourceful and self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint

  • Exposure to Deltek Costpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in the DoD or aerospace industry a plus

  • Knowledge of FAR and CAS a plus


Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

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.

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United States, Pasadena, CA - Remote (California)
Posted 2 months ago
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