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Maxar is currently seeking a Technical Targeting Analyst 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 will 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 12 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 guide and shape data engineering efforts and analytical tradecraft improvements with our applications, as well as helping us identify any gaps we might have within our data corpus and analytical capabilities.

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 have a current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to obtain a CI polygraph.

  • At least 5 years of experience as an analyst, targeter, technical targeter, or similar.

  • Experience creating new and innovative analytical workflows and methodologies.

  • Experience working with a scripting language like Python, utilizing PySpark or similar

  • Must be able to work on-site in Hendon, VA.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Comfortable briefing senior level leaders

  • Comfortable leading small teams

  • Experience in a customer facing role

  • Experience working with targeting tools and databases

  • Familiarity with Gitlab

  • In-depth knowledge of technical data types based on previous research and work with data sets of interest. Data types of interest include Technical Telemetry Data; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Computer Network Cyber data; Other forms of telecommunication protocol data types, including cellular, wi-fi, and ethernet.

  • Experience working with other intel analysts and/or special operations customers.

  • Ability to lead the development of analytical tools, to include: gathering requirements and distilling into project plans; developing project plans and requirements; leading a small team of developers to build web-facing tools for users.


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:

$92,000.00 - $154,000.00 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 2d ago
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