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Linux Systems Administrator

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Software Engineering, IT
Herndon, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

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Join the Adventure: Linux Systems Administrator at Maxar!

Are you ready to embark on a mission that goes beyond the ordinary? Maxar invites you to join our elite team as a Linux System Administrator at our cutting-edge facility in Herndon, Virginia. As a guardian of our digital realm, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting our mission partners and directly impacting mission imperatives.

Why Maxar?

We're not your average team. Picture this: a dynamic software development and systems administration crew working in harmony to build and maintain mind-boggling software applications. Our self-managed cloud infrastructure, boasting a colossal big-data footprint (over 10 petabytes), is the playground where innovation meets mission-critical challenges.

Your Quest:

As a key player in our diverse team, you'll dive into the world of mission support and software development, tackling unique intelligence problems to aid special operations analysts. Prototyping and rapid feedback loops are our secret weapons, ensuring swift progress in our mission support activities.

What Awaits You:

  • Tech Marvels: Engage in upgrading/deploying applications, R&D on cutting-edge technology within Openstack, and reviewing/updating documentation. Be the hero who monitors and tackles outages on our platform.

  • Future-Forward Planning: Contribute to future hardware planning as we expand our footprint. Our mission partners have an abundance of unique and challenging problems waiting to be solved.

  • Career Growth: We take professional development seriously. Define your own career trajectory, become a true expert in your craft, and witness the collective impact of our high-performing team.

Your Toolkit:

  • Guardian Requirements: Must be a US citizen with a current TS/SCI. Willingness and ability to obtain a CI polygraph are essential.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience), with 5+ years in Linux-based environments.

  • 🤖 Skills: Master the art of automation scripts (Ansible, Salt, CloudFormation, Terraform), grasp Python concepts, and be versatile in a wide range of tasks from software upgrades to system monitoring.

Preferred Superpowers:

  • Full-Stack Mastery: Experience in full-stack development with Python.

  • ☁️ Cloud Command: Navigate Openstack administration/deployment and Kubernetes orchestration.

  • Data Dominance: Command data-driven tools like Hadoop, HDFS, Accumulo, ElasticSearch.

  • Tech Ensemble: Familiarity with Docker, GitLab, AWS, and exposure to Cybersecurity (RMF/ATO).

  • Versatility: Adapt swiftly to ad-hoc requests and collaborate seamlessly in both team and solo environments.

Are You Ready to Level Up? Apply Now and Be a Hero in the Maxar Universe!




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:

$95,000.00 - $159,000.00 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.