Manager, Dynamics Controls Analysis

Manager, Dynamics Controls Analysis

08 Apr 2021
Colorado, Westminster, 80030 Westminster USA

Manager, Dynamics Controls Analysis

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Maxar is currently seeking an Engineering Manager to join our Space Program Delivery team in Westminster, CO or Palo Alto, CA. In this role, you will lead an amazing dynamics and control analysis team to put satellites in orbit around the earth and moon.

Life with Us

Your Projects: We are working on several exciting projects, but as one example, you may lead a team to partner with our customers like NASA to develop the Power Propulsion Element (PPE) for the Moon Gateway (Artemis) to send the first woman and the next man back to the moon. You will be responsible for new avionics software integrations, establish software platforms, conduct dynamics analyses, develop ground control software, develop spacecraft simulators, and/or drive validation & verification for all satellite software projects.

Your Career: We are very 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 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, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Lead a team of 10-20 Dynamics and Control Engineers to support numerous satellite programs within Maxar. Lead the engineers using Scaled Agile Framework to meet the requirements of the projects assigned.
  • Assist other peer organizations in solving for the whole: drive greater ownership & solutioning to ensure all programs are successful.


Minimum requirements
  • and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, or a related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Minimum of 5 years as a project lead or manager
  • Previous experience in software development, management systems, software finance accountability, and as a software project lead


Preferred Qualifications
  • Active U.S. Government security clearance
  • Master's degree or PhD in aerospace engineering (preference of astronautical over aeronautical), physics, mathematics or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the field of dynamics and control analysis and design, development of attitude feedback control modes, GNC functions/algorithms
  • Recent relevant experience operating in SAFe, Scaled Agile Framework
  • Experience wi satellite software development from inception to launch
  • Experience with large-scale satellite software development projects
  • Experience with CMMI-3


For the Colorado area - the compensation range for this position is $102,000.00 - $170,000.00 USD annually, dependent on skills and experience.

For the California area - the compensation range for this position is $117,000.00 - $195,500.00 USD annually, dependent on skills and experience.

This position is also eligible for a bonus plan.

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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