Project Manager with Security Clearance

MAXAR Technologies
Westminster, Colorado
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
Safety / Security
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Please review the job details below. Job Description Maxar is seeking a Project Manager to lead projects supporting our portfolio of satellite ground systems in the Ground Transformation Organization (GTO). This role is hybrid with in-office time in Westminster, CO. In this role you will manage, coordinate, and document all aspects of complex multifaceted software development and system engineering projects, including coordination of multiple teams (including Agile trains and external contractors), deliveries, requirements, and milestone deliverables. You will be responsible for tracking progress to milestone events and ensuring that schedules are coordinated with subcontractors, internal teams and customers. Vendor management for your projects will also be part of your scope. This may include projects focused on internal investment solution delivery as well as customer facing solution delivery. A successful candidate in this role is a solutions-focused leader who can identify execution problems and address them in a collaborative and pragmatic manner with the appropriate program managers, architects, technical leads and software development train leaders. You'll be responsible for driving a suite of projects as well as program support activities the program manager requests. The Project Manager reports to the Manager, Program and Project Management. Your Career: We're serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager, and/or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career. What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness. Responsibilities Organize and drive highly complex activities for the development, implementation, and maintenance of highly technical projects involving satellite systems, remote sensing, imagery and content processing, service-oriented architectures, web enabled ecommerce and delivery.
Manage project level financial execution, forecast, and in-service related activities.
Manage stakeholder communication regarding status of your projects to GTO Leadership
Set deadlines, identify, obtain, and track resource commitments and dependencies, drive issues and actions, monitor and mitigate risk, proactively manage and control projects progress.
Identify and manage internal and external project dependencies, manage project scope, budget and schedule.
Understand and analyze project issues and risks against business objectives and scope, develop recommendations and coordinate and communicate tradeoffs and options which support customer and business objectives.
Exercise creativity and judgment to coordinate the efforts of the System Engineering teams, Software Development teams, and Integration and Test teams towards successful project completion.
Bring others together and act as a facilitator to reconcile differences.
Deliver oral and written communications in a clear and concise manner while adapting to a variety of communication settings and styles.
Ensure compliance with company policies, standards, and processes to maintain consistency and quality with project delivery. Minimum Requirements: US Citizen and the ability to obtain US Security Clearance
Strong interpersonal skills, and a history of relationship building in a culture of inclusiveness and collaboration
2+ years of overall professional experience in an IT and/or software development environment
BS in computer science, software engineering, aerospace, remote sensing sciences, IT or related field
Minimum of 4 years of software project management
Applied experience independently managing multiple complex projects
Understanding and use of project management metrics/KPIs and project management tools such as Microsoft Project and Jira Align
Proven negotiator with experience in leading from a position of influence
Familiarity with software development lifecycle practices and various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred: SAFe, and Waterfall experience is beneficial as well)
Experience with subcontractor and/or vendor management
Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-through Preferred Qualifications: DoD Secret Clearance preferred
Experience with Agile software development practices & the various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred: SAFe, and Waterfall experience considered) and design processes
Previous education or work experience for GIS or Aerospace Compensation: The compensation range for this position is $74,000 to $122,000 annually, dependent on skills and experience. Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate's unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is: $74,000.00 - $122,000.00 annually. Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law. 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.