02 Jan
Director, Software Systems and Software Assurance
California, Paloalto , 94301 Paloalto USA

Please review the job details below.Maxar is currently seeking a Director of Software Systems and Software Assurance to join our leadership team in Palo Alto, San Jose, CA, Westminster, CO or in a full remote capacity. In this role, you will lead a team and drive Spacecraft Software Engineering and Software Assurance practices across new Agile teams and across the full range of Maxar Space products. More and more of our space-based products/programs are digitally and software enabled. Due to that, we are looking for a leader to challenge conventional approaches and lay the foundation for next-generation software capabilities and new product concepts, one which is focused on cutting-edge, cost-competitive Space products. You will play an essential role in shaping product strategic roadmaps, and lead/oversee flight software architecture development across multiple development programs. You will be responsible for developing team members and advancing creative solutions which integrate customer inputs and technical requirements in order to build profitably, with an emphasis on designing-in sufficient flexibility and scalability to envelop a range of customer needs. Responsibilities:

  • Leading a team of talented Software Systems and Software Assurance engineers in the development of modular software architecture running on a range of hardware as well in containers and virtual machines on AWS instances
  • Influencing the shaping of future products by establishing the software systems engineering practices used across multiple products or systems
  • Planning, training, reporting, evaluation and resource management for all Software Systems and Software Assurance through leadership of a high-performing team supporting product development, programs, IRAD, new business pursuits and other functions requiring applicable support
  • Instilling a culture of active collaboration, empowerment and personal accountability across the Software Systems and Software Assurance team through individual development plans incorporating training and rotations to maximize talent breadth
  • Collaborating with senior leaders, engineers, supply chain and others in accordance with industry standards to deliver the highest quality product
  • Developing and maintaining control systems to confirm and meet compliance with regards to quality and reliability
  • Measure and improve quality of Software Systems and Software Assurance organization output and deliverables to meet/exceed program commitments through careful planning and team execution
  • D rive organizational performance improvement while controlling cost and identifying gaps or risks
  • Recommend process improvements or cost reduction opportunities
  • Recommend enhancements/opportunities to executive leadership
  • Recommend technology development opportunities in line with future business forecasts
  • Provide recommendations to minimize cost and schedule impacts of unforeseen issues as they arise and active management/timely escalation of EAC growth
Minimum Requirements: • Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government Secret or higher security clearance • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or another engineering or STEM discipline. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree • Minimum of 10 years engineering experience • Minimum of 5 years as a manager or in a lead role • Previous experience in software development, aerospace guidance & analysis, management systems, software finance accountability, software assurance, and as a software project lead . Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering in an Agile environment Preferred Qualifications • 5+ years of experience in software development, simulation analysis and design, development in AWS environments, experience with space command and control and telemetry applications • Active U.S. Government security clearance • Recent relevant experience operating in SAFe, Scaled Agile Framework • Worked on satellite software development from inception to launch • Experience with large-scale satellite software development projects • Experience with CMMI-3 Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law. 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.


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