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Software Engineer

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team in Ypsilanti, MI or Herndon, VA. We have amazing talent, working on a cutting-edge platform, and are looking for the right developer to grow with us.

About our work:

Our team is building a cloud-based, image generation and exploitation platform serving pixels to users with tight timelines. We utilize modern commercial technologies in conjunction with advanced image processing methods to efficiently produce superior products. Our platform is fully featured and continues to expand to meet the needs of our users.


  • 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, and 401(k) matching.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with program manager, engineers, and other stakeholders to define software requirements and specifications.

  • Design and implement efficient, flexible solutions that can scale for mission critical applications.

  • Work closely with DevOps team to deploy new features and maintain system stability.

  • Write robust test suites to ensure code correctness.

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen with an active/current TS/SCI clearance.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or closely related STEM field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to quickly learn and adopt new technologies and processes.

  • Willingness to work on-site in either Ypsilanti, MI or Herndon, VA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong backend software engineering skills with a history of successfully delivering features and maintaining projects.

  • Experience with any or all of the following paradigms/technologies

    • Java, SQL

    • Containerization - Docker, Kubernetes

    • ORM Frameworks - Hibernate

    • Dependency Injection Frameworks - Spring

    • Amazon Web Services - EC2, SWF, S3, ECS, etc.


  • Frontend experience with any of the following technologies:

    • Typescript/Javascript

    • Web frameworks - React

    • Build tools - Webpack

  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous development pipelines.




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:

$88,000.00 - $146,000.00 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.