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MAXAR Power and Avionics Systems Engineer in Westminster, Colorado

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At Maxar, our next generation spacecraft range from Earth observation to interplanetary missions, including the Lunar Gateway Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). We are looking for a Power and Avionics Systems Engineer to join our growing Space Infrastructure team. This position provides an opportunity to combine systems architect skills with data handling and power expertise.

As a Systems Engineer specializing in power, avionics (data handling) and wire harness, you will act as the engineering focal point for a major portion of the satellite system. Collaborating closely with a cohort of system leads, you will develop system requirements and specifications through analysis and system trade studies to translate the customer’s requests into feasible design solutions. You will assist in flowing down power and/or avionics /data handling requirements into system level verification tests and risk reduction plans, including procedure and tool creation.


  • Optimize data flow paths

  • Collaborate with Flight Software, Thermal, and Configuration

  • Create power budgets

  • Create telemetry budgets & provide inputs for spacecraft sizing

  • Resolve issues during AIT (Assembly, Integration & Test) test phases

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Requires 2 years of relevant experience

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science or a related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of relevant experience

  • Familiarity with satellite design and test obtained through educational training and/or on-the-job experience in a related field.

  • Understand the response of a system to various design elements.

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.

  • Familiarity with the space environment and its effect on satellite systems.

  • Understanding of mathematics, physics and chemistry as they relate to mechanical and electrical systems.

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.