Advanced Imaging Engineer

Ypsilanti, MI
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar Technologies is seeking an Advanced Imaging Research Scientist to join our Sensor Programs team in Ypsilanti MI (on-site, full-time). Our team collaborates on development projects with staff at other Maxar locations and we routinely work with other companies who share our commitment to our customers and their missions. The Sensor Programs team develops specialized, innovative new sources of geospatial data, analytic methods, software and engineering services. Our work transforms how customers support global mapping and intelligence missions at scale, revealing unique information and insights. We contribute to integrated space solutions by harnessing and applying disruptive technologies.


Work-life balance: to include flexible working opportunities and generous time off.

Family-first benefits: like adoption reimbursement, pet insurance and mental health resources.

Educational perks: such as student loan repayment, paid certifications and tuition reimbursement.

Career growth opportunities: including an internal mobility program and leadership training and development.

Diversified healthcare and investment: options including multiple medical plans, a stock purchase program and 401(k).

Imaging Research and Development:

We are at the forefront of pioneering novel imaging systems that include state-of-the-art hardware, algorithms, and processing, enabling new remote sensing concepts and systems. Our teams integrate highly talented individuals with science and engineering backgrounds who work together to build solutions for users in the defense and intelligence communities. We solve tough problems and are looking for like-minded research and developers to grow our team and address new challenges.


Focus on science, rather than efficiency.

Prototype ideas in Python or MATLAB.

Integrate results into our operational software baseline, reusing existing components where possible.

Develop these systems for operational testing environments (terrestrial, airborne, shipborne, space).

Assist integration of the systems into production and operations.

Required Qualifications:

U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

Degree in Optics, Electrical Engineering, or other related technical field

B.S. and 5+ years of experience with optical imaging systems or optical image processing OR M.S. and 3+ years of experience

Programming experience with coding tools (Python or MATLAB).

Preferred Qualifications:

Active Top Secret security clearance.

Familiarity with higher-level coding tools like GPU.

An ability to develop and exercise algorithms to quantify performance of imaging systems as a function of key parameters and organize results in clear presentations.

An ability to contribute to cutting-edge imaging-related business-development proposals, with the goal of becoming a technical lead on related future contracts.


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.