Back End Developer

Maxar Technologies Ltd Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 2 months ago

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is seeking to add a solid Back End Developer. We have some amazing talent in all other areas of the development stack, and now we need someone to focus on the back end full time to help us bring our tech stack to life.

Life with Us

Project:

We're building new spatial features into our mission-focused web app. Our front end framework is Vue with Material Design. And we leverage the ArcGIS JavaScript API for our dynamic geospatial data visualizations.

The team is currently well-sorted with regard to geospatial tools and techniques, but to round out the team properly we need someone to help accelerate our development timelines.

Career:

We're very serious about professional development and continuing education. We offer everyone the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has some amazing resources at its disposal specifically for this purpose. You will work with your direct supervisor, and/or a mentor, to set appropriate goals and design a plan to help you make consistent progress.

Day-to-day with your colleagues:

  • Manage Python ETL pipeline and data retrieval processes.

  • Design schemas and create app-specific databases.

  • Manage the app's cloud architecture and processing pipelines to ensure our apps are resourced and performant.

  • Own the REST APIs and support improvements to enable new frontend features.

Minimum Requirements:

Must have a current/active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph

Bachelor's degree in a related field, e.g. Computer Science, Systems Engineering, etc.

Minimum of 2 years of development experience, the majority on the Back End.

Strong Python and/or Java skills!

Recent experience with some of the following technologies:

  • AWS: EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, Cloudfront

  • Containerization: Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes

  • Backend: Django, Hug, Flask, Node.js

  • Data Stores: Elasticsearch, Postgres, MongoDB

  • Version Control: GitHub or GitLab

  • Build Tools: Webpack, NPM, Yarn

Preferred Skills:

Understanding of Agile methodologies, specifically frequent, iterative releases that rely on user feedback to refine features over time.

Writing tests using modern testing tools, i.e. Protractor.

Exposure to GIS technologies, e.g. PostGIS or Esri ArcGIS JavaScript API.

Additional language skills, e.g. Go, JavaScript.

Knowledge of Design Thinking principles.

#cjpost

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.


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