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Senior Technical Cybersecurity Architect

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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Maxar Space Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies. We deliver innovative solutions to government and commercial customers helping them unlock the promise of space to solve problems on Earth and beyond. We address a broad spectrum of needs for our customers, including mission systems engineering, product design, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Maxar Space Systems is a trusted partner in commercial and government missions, combining more than 60 years of deep mission understanding with reliable performance and longevity.

Maxar is seeking a Senior Technical Cybersecurity Architect to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. This position may also be performed remotely within the United States. In this role, you will provide advanced judgement and conduct in-depth quantitative or qualitative analysis to solve problems and develop new, innovative cybersecurity solutions. This position will require you to think beyond existing solutions, assumptions, or current knowledge of sophisticated spacecraft and terrestrial information technology networks, applications, and systems. You will be responsible for making decisions which will determine the technical cybersecurity approaches and strategies for commercial and government spacecraft programs.


  • Establish enterprise approach to implementing appropriate cyber controls, application of Risk Management Framework (RMF), Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and managing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and other key cyber-security processes, techniques
  • Providing configuration management (CM) recommendations for information system security software, hardware, and firmware and coordinating changes and modifications
  • Align cloud security architecture with industry frameworks and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Architect, design and implement end-to-end security solutions, using new and upcoming security technology standards and protocols
  • Review and approve documentation and configurations for security platforms
  • Present proposals to stakeholders and senior management
  • Perform research activities to identify emerging technologies and trends that may affect the enterprise
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive security strategy and roadmap that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, network engineering, information systems, cyber security, management information systems technology or a closely related discipline
  • DOD 8570 IAT or IAM Level 3 compliant professional certification (i.e. CISSP or Associate, CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, GCED, GCIH, CISM, or GSLC)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in administration, operations, procedures, and troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with zero-trust network design
  • Experience with AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience working with NIST 800-53 and 800-171 security controls
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles and requirements definition
  • 15 years of experience in administration, operations, procedures, and troubleshooting


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 - $229,000.00 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.