Colorado Engineering Jobs

Colorado Jobs

Job Information

MAXAR Chief Satellite Mission Architect in Westminster, Colorado

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is seeking a Chief Satellite Mission Architect who will be responsible for working with business development leads and program managers to develop satellite system solutions that meet civil, intelligence or defense requirements. In this role, you will lead the definition of the systems architecture, mission specifications and working parameters that will flow into the technical baseline for satellite bus, payloads, ground architecture, command and control.


  • Applying engineering knowledge to large and/or complex programs in the design, development, test and integration of complex, specialized products and/or technologies,

  • Developing the technical baseline including subcontractor capabilities and technologies

  • Collaborating with Project Managers and program team members to develop system level requirements and translate those into specific requirements for product development,

  • Supporting the development of system architecture and system design documentation,

  • Providing technical oversight and review support to development groups during program design and development,

  • Developing mission level test methodologies for verification and validation of system requirements,

  • Preparation of supporting documentation beginning with the concept development, proposal writing of the technical volumes, operational concepts, and test methods,

  • Working with Project Managers to develop initial program schedules and budgets

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be willing and able to obtain a U.S. government security clearance

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field or other related field.

  • Requires 15 years related experience working in a technical capacity,

  • Knowledge and experience in the design, analysis, integration and/or test of mission critical hardware,

  • Experience with design, development, engineering analysis, integration, and test,

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.), including MS Project and MS Visio,

  • Experience working with customers, subcontractors and vendors in various levels, technical and business relationship engagements,

  • Highly motivated team player with excellent communication skills, initiative, superior problem solving skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and willingness to learn and adapt

  • Experienced with project management practices

  • Deadline oriented with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently

  • Capable of working under pressure to meet time critical deadlines

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.

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.