Lead 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.

Job Profile Summary

Lead an engineering team in the DevSecOps lifecycle of externally developed components— through security, deployment, operation and refinement.

Additionally, lead the engineering team to build a system to leverage the components in a systematic, timely, and reproducible way.

Must have experience with system integration, and be the main interface between the customer, Maxar engineering team, and a group of external vendors. Create, maintain, and extend build infrastructure including automated builds and automated verification testing.

Manage allocation, configuration, and utilization of hardware and virtualized hardware assets in collaboration with the customer’s infrastructure team.

Enable software and model development teams both in and outside of Maxar to reliably test, configure, and deploy services through CI/CD including the use of core AWS services.

Monitor operational system performance and drive refinements to reduce complexity, increase reliability, and determine bottlenecks in an effort improve model production timelines. Troubleshoot and resolve issues within the pipeline stages.

Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.

Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May advise on the activities of others.

Minimum requirements for this position:

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

A Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of relevant experience OR a Master’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience OR A PhD with 4 years of relevant experience; An additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement

Must have prior experience for systems integration

Must have prior experience leading an engineering team

Experience with source configuration management tools such as Git.

CI & CD development experience with technologies like Bash, Jenkins, or GitLab.

Experience with automated deployment technologies such as Cloud Formation, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or Terraform.

COTS application deployments, maintenance, and configuration experience.

Custom application deployments and maintenance.

Experience working in an Agile environment.

Security+ or comparable certification for privileged user access.

Experience in machine learning model development and application

Desired Skills:

Experience with distributed processing methods and tools, such as REST APIs, microservices, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, and Openshift.

Experience with Python, Groovy, Go, and Shell Script development.

Experience developing and deploying web services.

Experience supporting software in a production environment.

Experience in implementing workflows to support machine vision model development


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.