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MAXAR Data Engineer in springfield, Virginia

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Maxar is seeking an independent, creative and driven Data Engineer to help our team by analyzing and characterizing big data and a range of other data sources for National Security purposes. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and able to learn quickly.

*Why us? *

  • We build advanced algorithms to gain analytic insights from a large range of open source and government data 

  • We enable machine learning systems, automate workflow, and design and develop custom applications for unique national-security mission 

  • We operate an end-to-end predictive analytic platform unlike any other within the US Government 

  • We provide training to expand your skills and challenges to develop them 

  • Our client’s missions are vital to national security, so we’re mission-first always 

  • Our work environment is relaxed business casual 

  • At our core we believe and practice social responsibility 

*What would you be doing? *

  • Work with a variety of data at a variety of volumes and velocity on Linux systems connecting to multiple data sources

  • Using Niagara Files to augment the existing data distribution service team for a large analytic repository.

  • Creating processors within Niagara Files and establishing new data flows/troubleshooting existing data flows to the various hardware instances associated with the customer's various analytic hosting platforms.

  • Create rapid prototypes and design and implement complex, cutting-edge systems with a focus on collecting, parsing, managing, analyzing, and visualizing large sets of data to extract meaningful knowledge 

  • Work with emerging technologies and data science techniques in support of endeavors to address critical needs of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and other government agencies.  

*Minimum Requirements: *

  • Must be a US Citizen possessing a current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to obtain a CI Polygraph 

  • Requires 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree 

  • Experience with Niagra Files (NiFi)

  • Linux Experience

  • Willing to work onsite at Government customer sites in Northern Virginia 

*Desired Skills: *

  • Strong object-oriented programming language (Java, Python) skills 

  • Knowledge of big data toolsets – Hadoop, Yarn, Spark, Accumulo, etc 

  • Experience with SSL/PKI, to include ability to isolate and resolve SSL-related server and client issues 

  • NoSQL databases (ElasticSearch, Accumulo) 

  • SQL/database experience 

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment 

  • COMPTIA Security+ certification or CISSP certification or the ability to acquire and maintain certification


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.