Deputy SEIT Lead

Palo Alto, CA
Added: February 9, 2024
At Maxar Space, our products are vast: from our World View Legion (WVL) platform for earth observation, to the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) supporting NASA’s Artemis Program return to the Moon, to our highly reliable 1300/Legion class platform for communications applications.

We are now also designing the next generation of earth imaging satellites and proliferated LEO constellations. Maxar is currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineering Integration and Test Deputy Lead with broad and deep SEIT expertise for Maxar’s World View Legion program, an agile, high-accuracy imaging mission and product line.  Particular expertise is required in space-based imaging systems with experience in system integration, test, verification and validation.

As a program Deputy SEIT – Lead, you would apply your systems integration and test expertise to a complex space-based imaging program to ensure system performance is compliant to contract requirements. You would then lead the systems engineering team during the verification campaign, coordinate with customers to ensure alignment to contractually required product deliveries and documentation, and provide general systems engineering guidance to the test teams.

We are currently seeking candidates with broad space based imaging engineering backgrounds in mission planning, operations, imaging technologies and techniques, along with a strong foundation in Command & Data Handling Systems (C&DH), Software Systems, Guidance/Navigation/Controls, Propulsion, Power Systems, and RF/Communication Systems.

This role will be performed in our Palo Alto, California or our Westminster, Colorado facility.

Specifically, you will be responsible for participating in or leading teams to oversee the following:

Provide support to the WVL SEIT Lead for day-to-day team management

Support system requirements decomposition & flow-down activity to ensure testability

Collaborate cross-functionally with multi-disciplinary engineering teams

Review and approve program verification methodology

Ensure requirement verification method and approach is in sync with subsequent levels

Develop and maintain overall verification plan and schedule for complex space systems

Lead a team responsible for planning and executing all verification activities including system & software integration and verification

Ensure all stakeholders are informed and adhere to program contractual requirements related to integration and verification activities and deliverables

Oversee spacecraft testing and review all test results

Perform necessary troubleshooting for all spacecraft anomalies

Ensure on-time delivery of all test artifacts to the customer

Perform long term planning (future test phases), and new program development.

Update verification and validation processes in support of test engineering

Create scorecards to measure progress on verification activities

Minimum Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

Minimum of 8 years of systems engineering experience. A master's degree will count toward two years of experience.

Experience with NASA, DoD or FAA Program Management, Software Engineering, or Systems Engineering standards

Experience in space based imaging technologies and mission operations.

Systems Engineering experience across multiple interacting hardware and software subsystems

Excellent written, verbal, presentation, and executive communication skills

Applicants should have engineering, manufacturing, software, and testing background experience

Strong systems engineering background including familiarity with requirements definition and requirements testability

Experience With Requirements Management Systems (i.e. DOORS, JAMA, Etc.)

Experience providing technical leadership, direction, and mentoring to other engineering staff to achieve defined outcomes

Prior leadership experience in Systems Integration and Testing, System Verification, or Software Verification on a large-scale program

Demonstrated ability to create schedules, cost estimates, and respond to RFPs

Proficiency in MSOffice Suite including Teams, Project, and Visio

Understanding of spacecraft design and product life cycle

Preferred Qualifications:

MS degree or PhD in a special field of Engineering or Science

Experience with satellites and satellite industry, including government civil or defense and intelligence programs

Experience with software development standards and development methodologies

Familiarity with embedded flight code design

Experience in agile development methodologies

Expert with extensive practical and theoretical experience in systems modeling, simulation, system architectures

Previous experience in Cost Account Management (CAM) or Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

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.