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Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We help government and businesses monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space.

Maxar is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with solid DevOps experience to join our Space Software group. This position can be performed remotely within the U.S.

Life With Us

You will be part of the Ground Software team responsible for developing, deploying, and maintaining telemetry and commanding products supporting manufacturing teams, mission operations, and customers for multiple satellite programs under test and in orbit. We are investing heavily in modernizing and unifying our software products. You will have the freedom to design and engineer solutions to drive innovative, modern approaches to meet our user needs and customer requirements. In this role, you will focus on implementing infrastructure automation, developing cloud-native tools, contributing to the teamโ€™s technical direction, mentoring teammates, and identifying best practices.

Your Career

This role operates at the intersection of exciting aerospace opportunities with cutting-edge software development practices and tools. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives, and we encourage applications from motivated individuals who may not meet all of the listed preferred qualifications but are willing and excited to learn on the job.

What We Offer:

  • Time for dedicated professional development.

  • Conference attendance (temporarily only online conferences due to public health concerns).

  • Corporate partner and industry training.

  • Peer group collaboration.

  • Hackathons, as well as paid certifications.

  • Education reimbursement.

  • Student loan repayment.

Responsibilities (what you will do day to day):

  • Examine current technology and develop steps and processes to improve and expand upon them

  • Architect and implement CI/CD tooling and infrastructure automation

  • Define and set development, test, and release processes

  • Design and develop satellite telemetry related applications within an agile team environment

  • Review and verify the software code developed

  • Document and maintain architectures, requirements, algorithms, and system interfaces

  • Interface with users and customers to understand needs and interpret into design and implementation

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for software domains, processes, and system-specific issues

  • Collaborate with and mentor teammates, provide best practices and guidance

  • Respond to incidents and anomalies through on-call support and improved automated performance monitoring & alerting

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in computer science, software engineering, aerospace, or related STEM areas (Four additional years of related experience may be substituted for a degree)

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience

  • Hands-on DevOps experience. Familiarly with tools like Terraform, GitLab, and Docker

  • Experience building services on AWS, including use of serverless computing technologies

  • Programming experience with at least one modern language, preferably C++, and/or Python

  • Have experience with a large shared codebase and continuous integration and deployment workflows and tooling

  • Experience with implementing and utilizing automated testing frameworks

Preferred Qualifications (Nice to Have):

  • Development experience with command and telemetry processing, mission operations, ground segments, and/or satellite software

  • Experience with service-oriented architecture

  • Strong written communications

  • Highly focused self-starter that likes solving problems

  • Loves learning and teaching new technical skills

The Compensation range for this position in Colorado is $94,000 to $156,000 annually and is dependent on location, skills, and experience.


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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