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Job Description Summary:

Maxar has an immediate need for a Manager of the Remote Ground Stations (RGS) team at our Headquarters in Westminster Colorado.  In this role you will be part of a talented group that supports the operations and maintenance of existing systems at both Maxar and customer sites. The team works closely across the enterprise to align with future architecture designs, and on the development of new ground-based satellite communications systems. In this role, you will play a key role in developing the future in Maxar ground station architecture and you will be responsible for engaging with key stake holders to determine future requirements to develop standards to scalability solutions aligned with Maxar’s operational objectives.  The RGS team also provides critical, real-time support to Operations to ensure teams have access to all necessary resources for mission success.

Your Project:

At Maxar we unlock the promise of space to help governments and businesses solve problems on Earth and beyond. We monitor global change, deliver broadband communications and advance space operations with capabilities in Space Infrastructure and Earth Intelligence.

Maxar is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements.

Each day, customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on Maxar data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. Maxar is a public company listed on the NYSE as MAXR and is headquartered in Westminster, CO.

Want to play a part in humankind’s return to the moon, contribute to missions in support of national security, provide expertise used in the latest app technology, or improve the health and sustainability of our planet? Now is your chance to amplify your impact, working to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.  

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

  • Manage team of approximately 12 Ground Station and Satellite Operations Engineers
  • Engage with stakeholders to determine future ground station requirements
  • Create and document standards for Maxar ground stations
  • Determine the architecture to position Maxar ground stations for success
  • Collaborate with implementation teams to ensure that systems are implemented with the highest level of performance
  • Improve operational excellence by aligning future architecture with current operations
  • Engage with internal and external customers to ensure business objectives are met
  • Interface with key vendors and partners to deliver Maxar solutions
  • Engineer system and networking solutions for customer requirements
  • Assess system security posture and recommend solutions to enhance overall security
  • Utilize project and problem management solutions to ensure initiatives are properly tracked and implemented
  • Utilize and maintain monitoring tools. Perform ongoing assessments of the most effective means to gather operational metrics for insight into performance
  • Ensure documentation is created, assembled, and organized for Maxar and customer ground stations
  • Participation in staff recruitment, performance assessment, salary, training, career development and recognition/disciplinary actions.
  • Support the RGS team in their responsibilities, such as:
    • Installation and maintenance of IP networking infrastructure and computer systems
    • Installation and maintenance of a range of ground station technologies, including antennas and radios
    • Perform troubleshooting and execute repairs of reported issues with Maxar or customer ground stations
    • Communicate with internal and external customers regarding recommended actions for reported issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Why join us:

There is a reason we receive awards like Best Place to Work, Best Employer, Top Workplace and Candidate Experience winner. Our strength is in our people. Each team member makes a unique contribution to our collective mission, and we recognize that with best-in-class offerings like:

  • Work-life balance to include flexible working opportunities and generous time off.
  • Family-first benefits like adoption reimbursement, pet insurance, and mental health resources.
  • Educational perks such as student loan repayment, paid certifications, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Career growth opportunities including an internal mobility program and leadership training and development.
  • Diversified healthcare and investment options including multiple medical plans, a stock purchase program, and 401(k).

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 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.

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 Engineering, Aerospace, or related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in satellite ground station operations, or equivalent experience in aerospace operations
  • Minimum of five years of management or leadership experience
  • Ability to problem solve from a holistic, systems approach
  • Ability to delineate distractors versus issues
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 15%
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with vendors and other stakeholders domestically and abroad

These skills would be amazing:

  • Radio-frequency engineering experience
  • Experience in an operational, hands-on environment
  • Familiarity and experience working with a Systems Engineering organization, including requirements analysis, concept definitions, architecture and concepts of operations

For Colorado applicants, the compensation range for this position is $102,000 - $170,000 annually, dependent on skills and experience. This position is eligible for a bonus plan.

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, Westminster, CO
Posted 2 months ago
Job offer closed
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