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Software Engineer

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Software Engineering
Herndon, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our team. This role will be performed in our Maxar facility located in Herndon, Virginia.

As a Maxar team member, you will have the opportunity to closely support our mission partners, and your work will have direct mission impact. In this role, you'll work closely with other software developers as well our infrastructure and cybersecurity teams leveraging open-source tools to create and maintain a diverse range of applications served out to thousands of users.

About Us:

  • We are a multi-faceted software development and systems administration team working to build and maintain software applications backed by a self-managed, on-prem private cloud and big data stack, housing over 15 petabytes of data

  • Our diverse background of experience in mission support and software development serves as a catalyst to solve unique and challenging technical problems in support of special operations analysts and their on-going activities.

  • Rapid development and frequent, iterative feedback are core to our delivery approach, anchored by a need to work quickly in support of our mission customers

What You’ll Be Doing:

Developing web applications for real-time query and analysis of our petabyte-scale data store, creating distributed analytics purpose-built to support our mission partners, and helping to construct new and maintain existing data pipelines tasked with automatically retrieving and ingesting data.

Your Career: We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education. We offer everyone the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Supporting our people in the pursuit of becoming true experts in their craft enables not only individual growth but also the collective team to have a high degree of mission impact. We strive to create an environment where team members can do their best work. We provide resources to support learning, set aside time for dedicated professional development and offer benefits that enrich our team members’ lives.

We offer:

  • Conference attendance.

  • Corporate partner, industry training.

  • Peer groups.

  • Paid certifications.

  • Education reimbursement.

  • and much more...

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Current Top Secret security clearance w/ SCI Eligibility and willing to get a CI poly

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or a related field (4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree. A Master's degree may count as an additional 2 years of experience.).

  • 5+ years demonstrated experience with programming, design, and/or development.

  • Basic knowledge in Python, Java, Javascript, or similar programming language.

  • Working knowledge of agile software development practices and tools, such as GitLab

  • Working knowledge of containerization (Docker, Podman) and container orchestration (Kubernetes, Nomad, etc).

  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems (navigating the filesystem, common management commands, etc)

  • Exposure to building and supporting solutions in a cloud like environment (such as OpenStack).

  • Must be able to work on-site in Hendon, VA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience deploying, maintaining, and utilizing an Elasticsearch cluster.

  • Experience with Spark.

  • Experience with Hadoop (HDFS, YARN)

  • Experience using Python web frameworks (Django, FastAPI, etc)

  • Experience with ORM software (Django, SQLAlchemy, Hibernate, etc)

  • Experience with front-end development using React, Angular, or other JS framework.

  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking and working knowledge of remote system workflows (SSH, port forwarding, server/client architecture, etc)

  • API Rest Framework development/maintenance.

  • Data flow orchestration using Nifi or similar.

  • Experience with provision and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, or similar.

  • You are a creative and driven problem-solver who wants to apply breakthrough technologies to support a platform actively used by thousands of users supporting mission.

  • Working knowledge of agile software development practices and tools, such as GitLab

  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.




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:

$108,000.00 - $180,000.00 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.