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MAXAR Principal Simulation Engineer in San Jose, California

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Maxar is seeking a Principal Simulation Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. In this role, you will aid in the design and implementation of software applications used in the spacecraft operations domain -- simulators, flight dynamics software, and payload management software.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement models of spacecraft components and/or subsystems for all-software spacecraft simulators and payload management/test software

  • Write and perform unit, integration and system-level tests on software applications

  • Perform minor computer hardware assembly

  • Present highly technical material to technical personnel and management

  • Conduct on-site hardware/software installation and product training

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines.

  • Requires 15 years of scientific programming experience in at least one high-level object-oriented language such as Python, C++ or JAVA

  • Proficiency with software compilers and other software development tools

  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment

  • Must be willing to travel 2-3 times per year (1 week duration)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in spacecraft operations, design or testing

  • Experience with the software-development life-cycle

  • Mathematical skills, particularly numerical analysis methods and linear algebra

  • Debugging and trouble-shooting skills

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.

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.

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