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Maxar is currently seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our Space Software group.  Preferred candidates will be in/near Westminster, CO. 

The Maxar Space Software group is comprised of four (4) sub-groups that are responsible for all software development within Maxar’s Space division.  These groups work on a variety of programs including low and geosynchronous earth orbit satellites and NASA exploratory missions as just two examples.  These four groups are: 

Flight Software (FSW) Development & Test – software designed to run on and operate Maxar-built spacecraft  Dynamics & Control Analysis (DCA) – responsible for guidance and navigation control design  Ground Software (GSW) – software designed to communicate to/from Maxar-built spacecraft  Simulations (DSS) – software designed to emulate Maxar-built spacecraft 

We are investing heavily in modernizing and unifying our software development tool set used across these four groups.  For example, in the last year alone, we have developed an ability to perform automated nightly builds and tests of FSW for one of our major programs.  We have likewise developed a number of microservice-based capabilities that automate how we share design information between the groups. 

This role operates at the intersection of exciting aerospace opportunities with cutting-edge software development practices and tools.  If you are experienced in the later, and want to be involved in the former, these are the roles for you. 


  • Enhance and maintain a containerized CI/CD pipeline, connecting multiple group’s pipelines together 
  • Determine how technical design data and information is shared between the various software groups and help design/develop/maintain solutions to make that process more automated 
  • Implement the above solutions using a variety of technologies including Python, Typescript and shell scripts, build out of AWS infrastructure, distributed version control systems such as Git, Linux, etc.


Requirements for this Position: 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree 
  • 5+ years of engineering experience (Masters degree may count towards 2 years of experience) 
  • Ability and willingness to learn new applications within the evolving solutions/technology stack 
  • Strong collaboration skills


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Infrastructure as code, AWS cloud platform 
  • Familiarity with distributed version control systems such as Git 
  • Construction and maintenance of a CI/CD pipeline
  • Development and test experience 
  • UI/UX development 
  • Linux or other Unix-based OS 
  • Experience with container technologies (preferably experience with Docker, Kubernetes) 
  • Familiarity with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)



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:

$116,000.00 - $194,000.00 annually.


Additionally, this position is incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and/or individual results achieved; the specific incentive plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions.

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 12d ago
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