Senior DevOps Engineer

Full Remote


Full Time

23 minutes ago

Job description

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Maxar Space Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies. We deliver innovative solutions to government and commercial customers helping them unlock the promise of space to solve problems on Earth and beyond. We address a broad spectrum of needs for our customers, including mission systems engineering, product design, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Maxar Space Systems is a trusted partner in commercial and government missions, combining more than 60 years of deep mission understanding with reliable performance and longevity.

We are currently seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our Space Software group.  Preferred candidates will be in/near Westminster, CO. 

The Software Team is comprised of four (4) sub-groups that are responsible for all software development.  These groups work on a variety of programs including low and geosynchronous earth orbit satellites and NASA exploratory missions as just two examples.  These four groups are: 

Flight Software (FSW) Development & Test – software designed to run on and operate Maxar Space Systems-built spacecraft  Dynamics & Control Analysis (DCA) – responsible for guidance and navigation control design  Ground Software (GSW) – software designed to communicate to/from company-built spacecraft  Simulations (DSS) – software designed to emulate company-built spacecraft. 

We are investing heavily in modernizing and unifying our software development tool set used across these four groups.  For example, in the last year alone, we have developed an ability to perform automated nightly builds and tests of Flight Software for one of our major programs.  We have likewise developed a number of microservice-based capabilities that automate how we share design information between the groups. 

This role operates at the intersection of exciting aerospace opportunities with cutting-edge software development practices and tools.  If you are experienced in the latter, and want to be involved in the former, these are the roles for you. 


  • Enhance and maintain a containerized CI/CD pipeline, connecting multiple group’s pipelines together 
  • Determine how technical design data and information is shared between the various software groups and help design/develop/maintain solutions to make that process more automated 
  • Implement the above solutions using a variety of technologies including Python, Typescript and shell scripts, build out of AWS infrastructure, distributed version control systems such as Git, Linux, etc. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree 
  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering experience (A Master's degree may count towards 2 years of experience) 
  • Experience with software development practices and tools

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability and willingness to learn new applications within the evolving solutions/technology stack 
  • Infrastructure as code, cloud platform 
  • Familiarity with distributed version control systems such as Git 
  • Construction and maintenance of a CI/CD pipeline
  • Development and test experience 
  • UI/UX development 
  • Linux or other Unix-based OS 
  • Experience with container technologies (preferably experience with Docker, Kubernetes) 
  • Familiarity with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) or grafana
  • Strong collaboration skills 



Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is:

$113,000.00 - $189,000.00 annually.


Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

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.

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