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MAXAR Structural Analyst in Palo Alto, California

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Maxar is seeking a Structural Analyst to join our team. Join a challenging and fast paced group that performs subsystem and system analysis and test! In this role, you will be responsible for analysis and testing of subsystem structural components using finite element computer codes and classical analysis methods.


  • Determine most efficient, yet sufficiently thorough method of solving problems.

  • Utilize knowledge of aerospace materials, structural testing, and basic structural analysis concepts such as strength of materials, stress analysis, and structural dynamics.

  • Develop finite element models of components and assemblies using PATRAN, FEMAP, and NASTRAN software.

  • Perform stress analysis and margin of safety analysis using strength of materials theory and classical methods.

  • Process the models to obtain static and dynamic responses to launch, test, and ground handling environments, including definition of test requirements, design of test configuration, administration of tests, and writing test reports.

  • Ensure all inputs are understood and clearly communicate analysis outputs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (i.e. Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering)

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis required.

  • Good verbal and written communication, organization and leadership skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • Familiarity with advanced composite materials and spacecraft structures is preferred.

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.