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MAXAR Senior Systems Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

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Radiant Solutions is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join a growing team on an exciting and challenging technical collection project. This position will be the development and integration of complete multi-modal sensor systems that will be used to monitor events in variable environments.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight of the project, and provide insight to the Project Lead regarding project progress and risks.

  • Provide engineering expertise as part of a cross-functional team for terrestrial-based technical collection.

  • Advise the customer on the development process for specialized technology.

  • System Requirements Document (SRD) development and maintenance.

  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight for Project Lead.

  • Develop and maintain Master Schedule.

  • Mapping of all technology thrusts to proposed schedule (Master Schedule).

  • Identify risks (schedule, cost, capability, employment, etc.).

  • Identify integration tasks, schedule, and risks.

  • Facilitate TEMs; manage TEM deliverables.

  • Technical subcomponent development progress and assessment.

  • Assess technologies and components, and track selection and development to assure they meet requirements for employment.

  • Technology and Employment Partner facilitation.

  • Support employment community of interest coordination activities


  • Must have a current/active TS/SCI. CI Polygraph is desired but can be obtained.

  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field.

  • 10 years of related experience.

  • 5 years’ experience supporting the DoD/IC.

  • Recent hands-on experience with small-scale hardware development projects.

  • Ability to work independently, quickly understand complex technical concepts and make assessments, and articulate recommendations to the customer.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field.

  • Experience with using geospatial data and imagery to provide.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in tools and languages such as STK / SIMDIS / Matlab / Python.

  • Understanding of flight dynamics and sensor metrics data.

  • Understanding of RF propagation theory with the ability to put together link budgets.

  • Understanding of EO / IR and other phenomenological sensors and respective propagation.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Critical thinker with proven problem solving experience.


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.

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.