Senior Automation 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 Senior Automation Engineer to join our team in Westminster, CO.

What you will do day-to-day with your colleagues:

We enable Maxar infrastructure teams to deploy and maintain compliant systems using standards and configuration state management tools specifically curated to suit their compliance requirements. We continuously monitor operational system performance and usage, and continuously refine our tools to reduce complexity, increase reliability, and match timeliness with efficient costs.

In this role you will be responsible for writing playbooks and modules to implement hardening controls and manage configuration tools in a variety of environments at different accreditation levels. You will also play a central role in upgrading, supporting, and optimizing those tools to create a highly available, resilient, and self-healing environment. You will troubleshoot and resolve issues with the automation tools and their implementation, recommending and implementing changes to enhance, stabilize, and secure their ongoing operation.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be a U.S. Citizen

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

At least two years of software development or infrastructure engineering experience

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

Ability to be on call on a rotating basis

Previously demonstrated experience in Linux system admin experience

Experience using and/or administrating a variety of open-source technologies

Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (Terraform or CloudFormation)

Familiarity with one of all of the following Bash/Python/Perl/Ruby

Ansible Tower or AWX writing Ansible playbooks and roles

Satellite and Puppet

Windows system admin experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Active U.S. security clearance

PowerShell training


Group policy

Imaging baselines

OS Repositories

Experience implementing compliance standards (eg STIG, CIS, NIST 800-171)

Cloud Environment Experience (AWS, Azure, GCP Or Other)

Experience using Ansible, Satellite, Ubuntu Landscape or equivalent technologies.

CI/CD experience would be preferable.

Git experience

Agile development experience

Life with Us:

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 that you would expect from a leading employer such as:

Robust medical, dental and vision coverage for affordable monthly premiums

Family friendly benefits like maternity and paternity leave, adoption reimbursement, flexible hours, hybrid work options

Program to help you grow like tuition reimbursement, hackathons, and career development

Student loan repayment

Generous time off

Career growth opportunities

401K plan - matching and immediate vest

#CJPost 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.