Sr. Software Engineering Sp.

Maxar Technologies Ltd Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 3 months ago

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Maxar Space Solutions Group is a leading provider of satellites and spacecraft systems, with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures 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, SSG's advanced product line includes state-of-the art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.

In this role you will architect and implement the 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.

The person filling this Role should be capable of synthesizing information across multiple problem domains and introducing innovative or creative software solutions to meet system and software requirements.


  • Receives broad assignments with limited supervision.

  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors including software complexity, maintainability, impact to schedule, and process improvement.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.



  • 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

  • Ph.D., Master's degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Computer

Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related field

and 12+ years of experience.

  • Familiarity with formal Software Development Life Cycle (SLDC) standards and

processes such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) a plus.

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.

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