Senior Space Systems Engineer (Secret clearance)

Maxar Technologies
El Segundo, California
May 21, 2024
May 23, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
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Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in the DoD? You understand your customer's environment and how to develop the right systems for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs into technical specifications makes you an integral part of delivering a customer focused engineering solution. As a Sr. Space Systems Engineer on our team, you'll work with both Maxar and Booz Allen colleagues and the U.S. Space Force to define and manage an integrated, threat-based, system-of-systems space enterprise. Your customer will trust you to not only architect, engineer, integrate, test and deploy these systems, but also identify areas requiring urgent mitigation up front and early to develop this system with advanced technology solutions. Grow your skills by merging innovative engineering methodologies and cross-disciplinary coordination to create tomorrow's solutions. Join our team and create the future of Remote Sensing in the U.S. Space Force. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

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Build Your Career:

When you join Maxar, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You'll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications? Take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We'll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics, or equivalent technical discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience in large-scale space systems integration and systems engineering on space vehicles, OPIR payloads, and TT&C subsystems.
  • 10+ years of experience working on a space-related (space, ground, software, hardware system) Major Defense Acquisition Program.
  • Experience with the development of technical specifications, interface control documents, integration plans and schedules, and inter-service support agreements.
  • Ability to perform multiple systems engineering and program management functions in support of design reviews and requirements verification.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, resolve technical risks and issues, develop technical reports, and collaborate with government and other stakeholders to implement recommended solutions.
  • Ability to communicate and establish collaborative relationships with government clients, Federally Funded Research and Developmental Centers (FFRDC), and associate contractor teammates to achieve program goals.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and dynamic work ethic with a strong desire to contribute to the DoD mission.

Nice If You Have:
  • TS/SCI clearance.
  • Master's degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics, or equivalent technical discipline.
  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certifications (ASEP, CSEP, or ESEP).
  • Experience with performing systems engineering, integration, and test on space-based remote sensing systems.
  • Experience with using Model-Based Systems Engineering approach to manage system definitions and technical baselines.
  • Knowledge of DoD 5000.01/02.
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies.

Work Location: El Segundo area (commutable distance to HQ SSC and/or clients El Segundo office). Hybrid work permitted - mix of on-site & off-site

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:
$120,000.00 - $200,000.00 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.