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Maxar is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer, located in Palo Alto, CA, to participate in general front-end systems engineering activities in support of current programs and proposals. You will apply systems engineering rigor and discipline to complex programs, converting customer needs into an appropriate design through requirements decomposition and flow down. As the program progresses, your focus will transition to integration, verification and validation activities. Since most of our programs involve multiple engineering disciplines, the expectation is that you are familiar with most of them, but bring some expertise in at least one area.
Concept of operations development and validation
Develop, decompose, and flow requirements at the mission, system, sub-system, and component levels
Manage requirements development and maintenance
Develop full system validation and verification plan
Ability to define and conceptualize interface & interoperability requirements
Generate and maintain compliance matrix for system and sub-systems
Connect and work with sub-systems engineers to ensure compliance
Support proposals and help explore new business opportunities that capitalize on Maxar - Space Infrastructure's strengths
Oversee spacecraft testing and review test results
Customer discussions regarding system design and design decisions
Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
Requires 5-7 years of relevant experience
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, MATE, Physics or related field.
General understanding of spacecraft design and product life cycle
Familiarity or experience with the systems engineering rigor or discipline
Experience with any requirements management systems (i.e. DOORS, JAMA, etc.)
Experience following a systems engineering process on an electro-mechanical system
Ability to manage ambiguity and "gray space"
Experience in working trade spaces to come up with acceptable solutions
Ability to provide technical articulation
Good communication and presentation skills
Intermediate working knowledge of MS-Office including Visio
Ability to bring decisions to closure, particularly those involving multiple disciplines and teams
Key Employee Competences: Action Oriented, Instills Trust, good Decision Quality, and Interpersonal Savvy
Experience coding in C, C++, Python, or Matlab a plus
Experience in building macros in Excel using VBA
Experience developing technical processes, and tailoring processes for unique programs
Familiarity with technology trade studies
Experience selecting processor units and designing FPGAs
Optics integration experience a plus
Familiarity with risk management
INCOSE certification is 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.
Maxar Technologies Ltd