Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Denver, CO
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar is searching for a Software Engineer to join our Data Foundations team, based in Westminster, CO. The preferred candidate is located in/near Westminster, CO.

In this role, you will be part of a team that is responsible for growing and improving the services utilized to exploit our 125+ PB archive of satellite imagery. This team has led the way in utilizing AWS for satellite imagery storage, enrichment and access. We are one of the largest users of AWS S3 Glacier, push its limits, and we work closely with AWS to provide feedback. We were an early user of AWS Snow Mobile.

The ideal candidate has a strong technical background in developing and supporting production level software systems. You are eager to grow your career by tackling new challenges focused on providing effortless use of our incredible imagery. Maxar teams are agile with high autonomy. We deploy multiple times daily and own our services from design through production.

As a member of this team, you will:

Research, evaluate, design, develop, implement, and improve state-of-the-art software in collaboration with other software engineers, system architects, and business stakeholders.

Own cloud infrastructure and CI/CD system.

Communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary agile team.

Follow and establish best practices for coding standards and software architecture.

Responsible for the 'ilities': availability, scalability, maintainability, reliability, and securability of our services. We embrace SRE principles.

Basic Qualifications

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Demonstrated software development experience within a production environment.

Experience working in a collaborative development environment (e.g. submitting and reviewing pull requests, code reviews, team design sessions, etc).

Experience with Agile software development practices.

Willingness to participate in on-call rotation.

Willingness to obtain a U.S. Government Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Success delivering and maintaining complex software systems in production.

Experience automating infrastructure with Zero downtime deployments.

Terraform, CloudFormation and/or CDK


Linux system administration

Expertise with application monitoring tools and improving system observability.

Java and/or Python experience.

In depth experience with AWS services

Familiarity with containerization and serverless development.

Experience building, monitoring, and alerting in micro-service architecture.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or satellite imagery 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.