Your space-enabled career begins here

Space-based technologies are the building blocks of these pillars of innovation:

Search for credible job opportunities with top entrepreneurial space companies.

Software QA Engineer (Secret clearance)

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

Quality Assurance
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is seeking a Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to join an exclusive team supporting a highly visible project supporting national security. Maxar's products and services contribute to missions in support of national security, provide expertise used in the latest app technology, support efforts for the health and sustainability of our planet. Now is your chance to amplify your impact, working to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.


  • 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, dental, vision and 401(k).


  • Conduct quality assurance/software testing during new feature development and regression test cycles.

  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement test plans and procedures

  • Provide technical (software and systems) support during beta testing.

  • Provide feedback to software development staff regarding usability, workflows, and capabilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain test scripts to automate testing process

  • Develop training materials and train users.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert for various programs and communication capabilities to various technical and non-technical audiences.

Required Qualifications:

  • US citizenship with an active Secret clearance.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems engineering, or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 5+ years of experience with Software Testing and Evaluation.

  • Ability to utilize critical thinking to solve complex problems and excellent oral and written communication skills to include active listening will support the innovative growth of Maxar's products and services to this U.S. Government customer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in intelligence data collection, planning, and exploitation.

  • Experience as a trainer and/or subject matter expert.

  • Working knowledge of the various components and missions within the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

  • Field exercise planning and execution.

  • Understanding of wireless communications protocols.

  • Python.

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (Adobe Suite, Robohelp, etc.).

  • Understanding of Agile methodologies, specifically frequent, iterative releases that rely on user feedback to refine features over time.

  • Exposure to GIS technologies.



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:

$71,000.00 - $117,000.00 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.