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MAXAR Software Engineer in san jose, California

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Maxar is currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA. You will join a fast-paced software development team, creating and maintaining software applications to command and control satellites. You will utilize your solid background in software engineering and troubleshooting to design, implement, and support software used for satellite integration and testing, launch support, and mission control and monitoring. You will do much of your work independently but have access to a helpful, experienced team to support you as needed.


  • Design, implement, and support software that commands, controls, and monitors numerous satellite programs (C++, python).

  • Interface with internal and external customers to understand requirements and interpret into useful design and implementation.

  • Collaborate with other developers to come up with design and process improvements.

  • Troubleshoot problems in currently deployed software.

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related disciplines.

  • Requires 5 years of relevant experience which must contain the following:

  • 3 years of programming experience using C++ 2 years of programming experience using Python

  • Proficiency with modern software development tools

  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Java, TCL programming experience

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.