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MAXAR DevOps Intern in westminster, Colorado

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At Maxar, we take operations seriously. We continually strive to improve our reliability and throughput to ensure our operations are scalable and ready for the needs of our customers. To enable world class operations, it takes a team of well skilled engineers with diverse backgrounds. We are currently seeking a DevOps Intern, located in Westminster, CO, to join our 2020 Summer Internship Program.

You will be a part of a team that works collaboratively to solve complex problems and to ensure our large-scale, distributed services run optimally. This team has a balance between fast paced real-time operations support and deep system analysis to determine ways to reduce system complexity and improve efficiency. We bring creative engineering solutions to operations problems and focuses on optimizing existing systems and reducing work through automation.


  • Engage in the whole lifecycle of services—from inception and design, through deployment operation and refinement.

  • Collaborate with other engineers on the team to create scripts to generate metrics and bring insight to operations.

  • Work to containerize existing services and work flows.

  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.

  • Natural curiosity and ability to continually learn about our evolving complex ground system.

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • Must be a rising Junior or higher pursing a degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • Experience with AWS (or other cloud computing provider) and supporting services in the cloud

  • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Go, Perl, Ruby, Java or Angular

  • Experience with LINUX and/or UNIX compute environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of web services architecture software design, development and troubleshooting, API integration.

  • Ability to troubleshoot operational issues across multiple complex systems and propose and implement new solutions.

  • Experience with high performance computing and resource scheduling.

  • Experience with log aggregation tools (Elastic Stack, Splunk)

  • Understanding of Service Oriented and Microservice Architectures.

  • Experience supporting services deployed through a CI/CD pipeline.

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.