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Maxar is currently seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. This role may also be performed remotely in CA, WA or CO.


At Maxar, we are building upon our 60-year legacy of innovation, from designing the high-gain antennas for NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 which have raced beyond the heliosphere through interstellar space to establishing ourselves as the industry leader in geostationary satellites delivering services like broadband internet access, satellite radio, and direct-to-home satellite television. We are now designing the next generation of earth imaging satellites, building the Psyche spacecraft to study asteroids, and partnering with NASA on the Power Propulsion Element (PPE) program in an effort to return humans to the moon!


In this role, you will participate in front-end systems engineering activities to support our current programs. You will apply systems engineering rigor and discipline to complex programs or proposals, converting customer needs into an appropriate design through ConOps development, requirements development, requirements decomposition and flow down. As the program progresses, your focus will transition to verification, integration, and validation activities. You are an ideal candidate if you have a broad engineering background along with a strong foundation in a particular technical area to transition into our team.



Concept of operations (ConOps) development and validation
Develop, decompose, and flow requirements at the mission, system, sub-system, and component levels
Manage requirements development and maintenance
Develop and maintain system budgets (mass, power, data)
Develop full system validation and verification plan
Customer discussions regarding system design and design decisions
Ability to define and conceptualize interface & interoperability requirements
Generate and maintain compliance matrix for system and sub-systems
Connect and work with sub-systems engineers to ensure compliance
Support proposals and help explore new business opportunities that capitalize on Maxar’s strengths
Oversee spacecraft testing and review test results
Minimum Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree
Minimum of 5 years of systems engineering experience. A master’s degree will count as 2 years of experience. [Poster’s Note: Senior Engineer Positions also available under R13814]
General understanding of spacecraft design and product life cycle
Experience with any requirements management systems (i.e. DOORS, JAMA, etc.)
Intermediate working knowledge of MS-Office
Familiarity with software architecture, verification, and validation
Preferred Qualifications:

General understanding of product life cycle or equivalent experience from a different mission-critical field (e.g. aviation, automotive)
Experience developing technical processes, and tailoring processes for unique programs
Experience with Microsoft Visio
Experience coding in C, C++, Python, or Matlab & creating software tools for verification activities a plusFamiliarity with risk management
INCOSE certification
COVID-19 Update:


All Maxar U.S. employees and international employees who work in the U.S. and visit Maxar sites must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 18, 2022, except in cases where legally entitled to an exception.



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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