Systems Architect

Reston, VA
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar is looking to add a Systems Architect 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 applications and data architectures for advanced technical missions.

Life with Us


The Systems Architect will work independently and as part of a software development team comprised of technical experts supporting an established and growing Intelligence Community (IC) mission. You will need to quickly understand and assess complex mission workflows and technical concepts, design and specify architectures and approaches and articulate your recommendations to the team.


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 similar positions within this job family but may not be specific to this role.

Day-to-Day with your Colleagues:

The Systems Architect will provide engineering analysis, design and architecture for a growing data driven microservice and mission application environment. The Systems Architect will be asked to provide technical expertise to support a variety of tasks to include, but not limited to:

Provide architectural design and implementation recommendations to customer for enterprise level solutions

Deploy and configure architecture across various operational systems and environments to meet the needs of the customer, considering cross domain, cloud integration and security architecture needs.

Develop a plan to execute the migration of data across domains, ensuring architecture and software configurations are sufficient to support the data types, size, update frequencies, and the view/edit needs of the customer.

Provide troubleshooting for storage, networking, security and integration architecture.

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

Help customer understand system architecture needs and component integration into the customers larger enterprise framework.

Design software and data architectures that meet and exceed mission needs which are implementable, extensible, and flexible.

Minimum Requirements

Current/active TS/SCI security clearance w/CI Polygraph.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering discipline. 4 additional, relevant years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

5 years of relevant experience as a Software or Systems Engineer.

Experience as a systems architect of software systems successfully implemented and deployed to production.

Preferred Skills:

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

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

Experience working on-site at a customer location, especially DoD or IC.

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

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

Military or defense-related experience and an understanding of operational planning and functional defeat of hard targets.

DAWIA Level II or equivalent in the systems planning, research, development and engineering (SPRDE)-S&T functional areas.

DoD test and evaluation, SPRDE-S&T manager or systems engineering, program management, or contracting experience.

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.