DevOps Engineer

Maxar Technologies
Springfield, VA
Added: March 26, 2024
Maxar's AMS Team seeks a DevOps Engineer with a software development background as a critical contributor in continually updating our cloud infrastructure with the latest technology stacks, architectural best practices, and CI-strategies. Our team integrates several external components to create a platform for object detection and analysis in support of national security intelligence priorities.

Note: US citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance is mandatory for this position and required for consideration. Must be willing to submit to a CI Polygraph upon customer request.

What You'll Do:

Work closely with software development, mission, and data science teams, using Docker to build, secure, maintain, and support applications.

Actively seek ways to improve CI/CD performance and streamline the DevSecOps process.

Using metrics and logs, identify opportunities to improve performance and reliability of our applications and systems.

Work with partner vendors to bring their software into the customer’s environment, including ensuring the application meets security control requirements, developing a means to execute the software, and working with the customer’s infrastructure team to ensure hardware (or virtualized hardware) availability.

Support software development activities as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

Must have a current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to pass a CI polygraph.

Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field with minimum 4 years’ experience. Years of experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Comfortable with Docker, Python, and DevSecOps principles.

Moderate Linux system administration experience (RedHat, Ubuntu, and/or CentOS).

Understanding of modern architecture paradigms such as microservices, pub/sub, event-driven, RESTful APIs.

Troubleshoot and resolve network and infrastructure issues.

Passion for implementing automation and streamlining processes, but a willingness to push through manual tasks.

Strong communication skills, an endless appetite to learn, and a bias to action.

Ability to learn new software and technologies quickly.

Identify manual processes that can be automated and help automate them.

Able to work at least 3 times a week at customer site (Norther Va. area)

Nice to Haves:

Experience hardening systems including container images, client-server applications, and web applications.

Background in software development, preferably Java and/or JavaScript.

Experience with GIS data, systems, and concepts.

Experience With Kubernetes Or Other Cluster Management Services.

CompTIA Security+ or comparable certification for privileged user access.

Experience in data processing with the Department of Defense (DoD) and/or the IC.


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.