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MAXAR Software Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

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Maxar Technologies has an exciting opportunity for an innovative Software Engineer to assist in the revamp of how radar image processing is done for the Government by developing applications that take advantage of the cloud. The work involves re-architecting existing apps to be implemented in a Python-based horizontally scalable framework, updating both the software and underlying algorithms as needed to perform efficiently. In addition, new apps will be implemented from the ground up as our algorithm scientists design cutting-edge capabilities. Come join a team of dedicated software engineers focused on performance, resiliency, scalability, and modularity, working side by side with algorithm experts as part of a single integrated agile team.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage professionally with individuals of any rank/grade/position across IC and DoD

  • Work on diverse tasks with the software development team and customers to elicit, analyze, and verify new requirements and enhancements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen and be willing and able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.

  • Requires 2 years' of relevant experience

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline by December 2019. 4 years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of the degree.

  • Python expertise and associated experience developing, maintaining, deploying, and updating operational / customer-facing applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/active TS/SCI with polygraph

  • Experience manipulating large (multi-terabyte) datasets efficiently

  • Past experience integrating 3rd party code into an existing codebase

  • Experience with a horizontally scalable framework such as Apache Spark or MPI

  • Scientific programming experience using packages such as NumPy or SciPy

  • Experience with deploying resilient applications to AWS using Amazon services and open source frameworks

  • Experience with benchmarking, analyzing performance, and optimizing computationally-intensive workloads

  • Prior experience with radar imagery

  • Familiarity with C++ and/or Matlab

  • Experience working in an agile team environment


MAXAR Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

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.