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Master Scheduler (TS/SCI)

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is seeking a Master Scheduler to join our newly expanded, highly visible, long-term contract in our Sensor Programs group. Our development timelines are aggressive, and our ideal candidate must have a passion for this work and Maxar's mission. Maxar’s Defense & Space Line of Business is challenging, impactful, and mission-critical. Your proven record of cost, schedule, and technical performance management of large, multi-year prime contracts will lead this team into new opportunities to connect Maxar's products and services with efforts that directly impact National Security.


  • 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).

Maxar Technologies is part of the new space economy. We provide vertically integrated capabilities in satellite technology, development and operations; innovations in Earth observation; advanced geospatial analytics and insights from machine learning. The world’s foremost businesses and governments trust us to solve their mission-critical challenges.

Required Qualifications:

  • US citizenship with a Top Secret clearance.

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Business discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • 20+ years of experience with project planning, integrated master scheduling, and industry scheduling best practices and procedures for the intelligence community.

  • Expertise working with MS Project Web Access (MS Project On-line), MS Project Server, or MS Project Professional.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environments.

  • Experience integrating schedules from third-party contractors.

  • Government experience in analyzing contractor schedules.

  • Experience with schedule risk and critical path analyses.

  • Experience working in a cross-functional team environment – this is a highly collaborative position that requires ability to work under pressure and under challenging deadlines of quick turnaround proposals.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and summarize data to ensure accurate records and reporting are maintained throughout the project life cycle.

  • Must be willing to travel to customer, subcontractor, and other Maxar locations, as necessary (time-demand variable based on candidate location).

Our missions and contracts require proactive schedule coordination of engineering and software development projects, test activities, and ongoing mission operations. As a Defense & Space Line of Business Master Scheduler, you will work to construct, maintain, communicate, and effect changes in program element schedules, key project milestones, and major deliverables within the program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for programs with Earned Value Management (EVM) requirements. You'll be empowered to identify gaps in our project, integration, and software development plans, implement scheduling process improvements, and drive consistency across our proposal and mission schedules.



  • Construct, maintain, communicate, and effect changes in program element schedulers, key project milestones, and major deliverables within the program Integrated Master Scheduler (IMS) for programs with Earned Value Management (EVM) requirements.

  • Identify and analyze the program critical path and driving paths to schedule specific milestones, and communicate critical path schedules and narratives to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Learn our Agile Software Engineering and customer operations with sufficient depth such that you can critically evaluate them and offer process improvements.

  • Provide assessment of impacts of proposed revisions to the Program Schedules and Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB).


  • Quickly understand existing and future projects, sequences, and constraints to actively de-conflict issues with several teams, including subcontractors, across multiple, geographically dispersed sites.

  • Facilitate and drive weekly schedule reviews with Agile Engineers, DevOps, and Project Managers ensuring up-to-date and accurate plans.

  • Document, coordinate, validate, approve, report, and control schedule baselines and revisions to ensure all contractual requirements are satisfied.


  • Identify gaps in our project, integration, and software development plans.

  • Maintain and perform schedule risk analysis to identify program criticality and uncertainty.

  • Work with Maxar program managers and technical leads to ensure that program schedules reflect reality and that key deliverables to our customer will be completed on time.


  • Implement scheduling process improvements and drive consistence across our proposal and mission schedules.

  • Devise, maintain, and improve scheduling tools and processes that identify, analyze, and present potential constraints on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis.

  • Work with Program Subcontracts Technical Manager to coordinate subcontractor information and ensure it is received on time and flows into Maxar’s EVM system as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® highly desirable.

  • Coursework or training in Critical Path Analysis methodology.

  • Experience performing schedule risk analysis techniques.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision to develop and manage many levels of program plans and schedules simultaneously.



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:

$137,000.00 - $228,000.00 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.