Senior Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) [TS/SCI]

Herndon, VA
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar is looking to add a Senior Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) to our team to support a customer who has a fast-paced and exciting mission within the Intelligence Community. This position will support modern microservice application and data architectures for advanced technical missions.

Life with Us


The Sr. SEIT will be a key member of the technical leadership team, working directly with program management and the software development team to support an established and growing Intelligence Community (IC) mission. You will need to quickly understand and assess complex mission workflows and technical concepts, work to establish program System Engineering and Test practices and processes for our program, develop and maintain program deliverables related to requirements sell-off and development and test roadmaps in coordination with the program Chief Engineer, Chief Architect, PMO, and development team. The SEIT may also contribute to one of many Enterprise Working Groups aimed at settling Enterprise level development and system plans. Please note the program is executed almost exclusively on the classified side.


Maxar is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data, and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence.

Maxar offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation, and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Maxar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Maxar also offers competitive salaries based on Market research for comparable positions. The salary range listed in this req is representative of the possible growth within Maxar for various similar positions within this job family.

Day-to-Day with your Colleagues:

The SEIT will provide engineering analysis, test approaches and system processes for a growing data driven mission application environment. The SEIT will be asked to provide technical expertise to support a variety of tasks to include, but not limited to:

Provide engineering, architecture, technical approach and process design to large, integrated programs, for all aspects of software system development from mission analysis through verification/validation of system performance.

Build a deep understanding of the customer’s mission and workflows

Design program processes aligned with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) approach that meet and exceed mission needs which are implementable, extensible, and flexible.

Plan, coordinate, and manage the systems engineering activities within a project.

Advise on cross domain solutions to include integration of capabilities, updates/upgrades, data sources, dissemination paths, and extensible API development.

Responsible for or a lead contributor to overall program system engineering processes and program deliverables and integration efforts across several software development teams

Lead Systems Engineering and Test activities in coordination with System Engineering Agile team Product Owner, Chief Engineer, Chief Architect and PMO team that provide the customer with the necessary artifacts and program insight required

Maintain program deliverables and related artifacts for requirements sell-off

Lead test activities including behavior driven development (BDD) efforts and development of a comprehensive test strategy for system demos, enterprise tests, requirement sell-off activities and system readiness milestones

Minimum Requirements

Current/active TS/SCI security clearance.

Bachelor’s degree. 10 additional, relevant years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

8 years of relevant experience as a program manager or Systems Engineer.

Experience as a program manager, systems engineer and/or architect of multiple software systems successfully implemented and deployed to production.

Preferred Skills:

BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering discipline.

15 years of relevant experience as a program manager or Systems Engineer.

Software development background, especially as a tech lead or senior developer role.

Experience working on an Agile team and executing according to SAFe principles.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively within or lead a team of peers, as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Ability to communicate technical analyses at a level comprehensible to non-technical audiences and senior-level government representatives.

Ability to clearly express in writing, technical analysis results and site characterizations.

Military or defense-related experience and an understanding of operational ground operations for high volume production of intelligence products.

Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) expertise

Integration and test, system sell-off and delivery experience of high volume ground operations systems

#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.