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MAXAR Software Engineer in San Jose, California

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Maxar's Space Infrastructure group is a leading provider of satellites and spacecraft systems with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. We design and manufacture spacecraft for diverse applications, such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband internet, mobile communications, Earth observation, in-orbit robotic servicing, and space exploration. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, our advanced product line includes state-of-the art small satellites and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.

We are currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our team. In this role you will implement the embedded flight software for Maxar’s space vehicles. You will also work with engineering and manufacturing stakeholders and other members of the software team in a cross-functional environment to support the full Software Development Life Cycle of our embedded-software products. To be successful in this role, you should be capable of synthesizing information across multiple problem domains and collaborating within multi-disciplinary teams.

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • Requires 5 years of relevant experience

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

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing embedded software in an RTOS such as Greenhills Integrity, VxWorks, or RTEMS.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement maintainable software in C or C++.

  • Demonstrated facility with software revision control systems and workflows (e.g. Git, Subversion, Mercurial).

  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins)

  • Familiarity with spacecraft command and data-handling systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with formal Software Development Life Cycle (SLDC) standards and processes such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) a plus.

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.

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 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.