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Maxar is currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our team. This role can be performed in our Maxar facility located in Herndon, Virginia. 

As a Maxar team member, you will have the opportunity to closely support our mission partners, and your work will have a direct impact on mission imperatives.  In this role, you'll work closely with other software developers as well our infrastructure and cybersecurity teams leveraging open-source tools to create and maintain a diverse range of applications.

About Us:  

  • We are a multi-faceted software development and systems administration team working to build and maintain software applications backed by a self-managed cloud infrastructure with a true big-data footprint (over 10 petabytes)

  • Our diverse background of experience in mission support and software development serves as a catalyst to solve unique and challenging intelligence problems in support of special operations analysts and their on-going activities.

  • Prototyping and frequent, iterative feedback are core to our delivery approach, anchored by a need to work quickly in support of our missions.


What You’ll Be Doing:  

Helping to maintain an existing data pipeline tasked with automatically retrieving and ingesting data, web application development for search, discovery and triage, development and implementation of analytical models, and maintenance and enhancement of existing custom applications specifically built to support our mission partners.

Your Career: We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education. We offer everyone the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Supporting our people in the pursuit of becoming true experts in their craft enables not only individual growth but also the collective team to have a high degree of mission impact. We strive to create an environment where team members can do their best work. We provide resources to support learning, set aside time for dedicated professional development and offer benefits that enrich our team members’ lives.

We offer:  

  • Conference attendance. 

  • Corporate partner, industry training. 

  • Peer groups. 

  • Paid certifications. 

  • Education reimbursement. 

  • and much more...


Minimum Requirements:  

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Current Top Secret security clearance w/ SCI Eligibility and willing to get a CI poly

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or a related field (4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree. A Master's degree may count as an additional 2 years of experience.). 

  • 2+ years demonstrated experience with programming, design, and/or development. 

  • Basic knowledge in Python, Java, Javascript, or similar programming language.

  • Working knowledge of agile software development practices and tools, such as Jira, Confluence, and git. 

  • Must be able to and willing to work onsite in Herndon, VA

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Full-stack development experience in Python and/or Java.

  • Experience with front-end development using React, Angular, or some other JS framework.

  • Elasticsearch experience.

  • API Rest Framework development/maintenance.

  • Data flow orchestration using Nifi or similar.

  • Experience with provision and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, or similar.

  • Exposure to building and supporting solutions in a cloud like environment (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack, etc…). 

  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.

  • You are a creative problem-solver who wants to apply breakthrough technologies for the good of humanity and to keep our country safe.


Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is:

$93,000.00 - $155,000.00 annually.


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, Herndon, VA
Posted 8d ago
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