Geospatial Software Engineer

Geospatial Software Engineer

18 May 2021
Colorado, Westminster, 80030 Westminster USA

Geospatial Software Engineer

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Maxar is seeking to hire a Geospatial Software Engineer to join our Tactical Ground Programs team in Westminster, CO. We are seeking a cross-functional team member who can interact with systems and software engineers, configuration management specialists, and system security specialists. This technology provides systems engineering, software engineering, and satellite downlink expertise to develop and deploy satellite imagery remote GEOINT processing and exploitation ground systems. This position will provide support to the integrated hardware and software systems from an imagery product perspective. In this role, you will work in an Agile Scrum environment working across functional teams.


  • Effectively work in a fast-paced development environment as part of an Agile Scrum team.
  • Develop GIS image processing software.
  • Factory integration to support satellite image processing ground systems.
  • Utilize multiple scripting languages to automate testing.
  • Improve operational excellence by aligning future architecture with current operations by focusing on requirements-driven design.
  • Leverage various languages including:: Java, C, and Python.
  • Work with RESTful services in a containerized and/or virtualized environment.
  • Interface with PostGres and Oracle DB.
  • Work with GIS image exploitation tools such as SOCET Set or ENVI.
  • Responsible for software imagery product development and validation, workflows, development, execution, analysis, and associated documentation.
  • Periodically participate in the on-site installation of the overall system, both hardware, and software.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline. In lieu of a degree, 6 additional years of experience may substitute.
  • 5+ years of image processing-related experience.
  • Must have experience in both manual and automated software testing.
  • Must have knowledge of Java, C, and Python languages.
  • Familiarity with RESTful services and relational databases.
  • Must be comfortable with developing software for image processing and for satellite sensor modeling.
  • Must be comfortable working with Linux operating systems.
  • Must be familiar with configuration management tools like GIT, Stash, etc.
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 10%.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work in the Westminster, Colorado office.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret clearance, TS/SCI highly desirable.
  • Experience operating as a part of a System Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) group.
  • Experience in software Kubernetes and Docker container-based environments.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira issue tracking software.
  • Agile development and/or SCRUM experience.
  • A drive for gaining new knowledge. The position will require an employee to learn and be knowledgeable on several different systems and tools.
  • Passion for working in a collaborative design environment with a focus on quality.

The compensation range for this position is $89,250.00 to $148,750.00 annually, dependent on skills and experience.

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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