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MAXAR Backend API Developer in westminster, Colorado

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Maxar technologies, the leading provider of Earth imagery products, is seeking a Backend API Developer to join our team in the product engineering organization. You will be part of a team that is responsible for developing services that enable and maximize the use of our 100 Petabyte image archive. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated engineer, eager to grow their career by tackling the complex issues surrounding our incredible imagery. We are ‘all in’ on AWS and have a dynamic roadmap to leverage the benefits of that platform to build on our industry leading capabilities. The team embraces agile, deploys multiple times daily and owns its services from design through production.


  • Research, evaluate, design, develop, implement, and improve state-of-the-art software in collaboration with software developers, system architects, and business stakeholders.

  • Communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary agile team, articulating technical concepts and ideas.

  • Follow and establish best practices for coding standards and software architecture.

  • Support the on-going growth and practices of agile development within the organization.

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • Requires 5 years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Demonstrated development experience within a production environment - Java Preferred

  • Experience working in a collaborative development environment (e.g. submitting and reviewing pull requests, code reviews, team design sessions, etc)

  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of building and supporting applications in AWS

  • Self-starter with great communication skills that enjoys problem solving across multiple products and services

  • Familiarity with containerization and serverless development

  • Working within SAFe agile framework

  • Experience within the Space Industry

  • Experience building, monitoring, and alerting in micro-service architecture

  • Python experience

  • Geographic information Systems (GIS) 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.

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.