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MAXAR Database Engineer in springfield, Virginia

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Maxar is seeking an independent, creative and driven Database Engineer to help our team by being an expert in managing modern data back-ends 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? *

  • Act as the internal "database expert" within the team and serves as the point of contact for all things database

  • Designs major core database services such as replication, data high availability, disaster recovery, implementation of database techniques and features to support service scalability, and performance and stability for the platform

  • Resolves complex technical issues and improve system availability, resiliency, and performance

  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots, and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks, etc

*Minimum Requirements: *

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

  • Requires at least 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 

  • Expert in managing modern data back-ends to include Elasticsearch, HDFS, Neo4j, Postgres, and Accumulo

  • Linux Experience

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

*Desired Skills: *

  • Experience with Ansible

  • Designing and creating database structures including normalized, de-normalized, and data warehouse database topologies

  • Performing optimization of database to increase performance

  • Preparing database environment(s) for application deployments

  • Taking proper measures to ensure optimum database security; experience with PKI and Kerberos based authentication and authorization schemes and role-based access constructs

  • Creating and updating database documentation in support of the database platform

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment 

  • Processing and managing large data sets (multi TB scale)

  • 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.