Satellite Ground Systems Operations Engineer

Westminster, CO
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar Intelligence is a provider of secure, precise, geospatial intelligence. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness.

We are hiring immediately for a Satellite Ground Systems Operations Engineer to join our Missions Control System (MCS) team. This position is located in Westminster CO and has the ability to work remotely a few times a week and in the office the other days. The MCS Ops Engineers are responsible for support of the Ground System that operates the Maxar’s Earth Intelligence spacecraft constellation. This role also supports design, development, integration, and testing of Maxar’s next generation spacecraft. In this role, you will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams that include system engineers, software developers, spacecraft system engineers and the spacecraft operations teams.

Life with Us

Your Project: In this role, you will support real-time spacecraft/satellite operations to align with Maxar’s mission, from design to implementation and into operations. You will provide technical expertise in matters pertaining to the satellite ground system including ground equipment, satellite command and control, satellite telemetry, and payload backhaul and processing. You will have a high degree of autonomy in your daily work.

Your Career: We are a company leveraging the latest proven technologies where you will keep up or stay ahead of the demand for the hottest skills. We are very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

There is a reason we boast awards like Best Employer, Best Place to work, Top employer, candidate experience winner. Our strength is in our people. Each team member makes a unique contribution

to our collective mission. So, we recognize that with best-in-class benefits like:

  • 401K matching and immediate vesting schedule
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Family friendly benefits like maternity and paternity leave, adoption reimbursement, flexible hours, hybrid work options
  • Programs to help you grow like tuition reimbursement, hackathons, and career development
  • Student loan repayment
  • Generous time off
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision at affordable monthly rates

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

Support Worldview Legion launch and early operations (LEOP) and Worldview 1-3 and GeoEye-1 sustainment operations by monitoring and troubleshooting the Ground System.

Perform necessary troubleshooting at the application code and cloud infrastructure levels.

Share on-call, Tier 3 operations support with the backup of the software developers.

For the best design and implementation of the satellite ground system, collaborate with product owners, system engineers, software engineers, spacecraft operators, aerospace engineers, remote ground station engineers and IT engineers.

Utilize monitoring and alarming to ensure system are operating nominally or teams respond quickly to anomalies.

Work in a broad technical scope, primarily with software, using analysis of data and logs.

Minimum requirements for this position:

Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government Secret security clearance

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field. Four years of additional experience may be substituted for a degree

Minimum of 2 years of troubleshooting software

Expertise in Unix and scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash)

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot software systems

Demonstrated ability to document technical information

Demonstrated ability to switch between several technical tasks and keep track of open issues

These skills would be amazing:

Troubleshooting experience for AWS-based systems

Expertise with the following technologies: REST application interfaces, PaaS, Elk/Kibana, Jenkins, Ansible, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, Git, PostgreSQL/Aurora, Python, Ruby, C++, RabbitMQ, Redis

Experience being embedded with a software dev/test scrum team with a product owner

Curious and self-motivated to learn new technologies

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.