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Mission Planning Systems Mission Analyst

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

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At Maxar Intelligence, we unlock the promise of space intelligence to help governments and businesses solve problems on earth and beyond. Since humans first explored our solar system, we have been supporting space missions with our tools. Maxar Intelligence, partners with innovative businesses and more than 50 governments to monitor global change, deliver broadband communications and advance space operations with capabilities in Space Infrastructure and Earth Intelligence. Now is your chance to amplify your impact, working to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We are hiring immediately Mission Systems Mission Analyst to join our data services team in Longmont, CO.

We are currently seeking a Mission Analyst as an individual contributor within our mission planning and performance analysis team. Through the development of analytics and models, the successful candidate will provide insight into outcomes of mission planning. The role will entail significant collaboration with groups across Maxar. Primary areas of responsibility include:

  • Development of capacity models in support of current and predicted loads

  • Analysis and tuning of the image scheduling functionality

  • Analysis of tasking load and efficiency, including cloud cover and yield

  • Development of algorithms for mission planning workflow

  • Analysis and tuning of short-term and long-term strategic collection feasibility

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be willing and able to apply for and hold a Secret National Security Clearance.

  • BS in Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or related discipline

  • Experience with a technology or scientific company

  • Experience in scientific or engineering algorithm development

  • Experience in Unix/Linux and Windows OS environments

  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AI/ML data science techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze and model complex processes

  • Experience with statistical analysis and data visualization (e.g., MATLAB)

  • Knowledge of GIS tools (e.g., ArcGIS)

  • Knowledge of satellite operations and planning systems


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:

$79,000.00 - $131,000.00 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.