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MAXAR Sr. Technical Specialist (Active Secret clearance) in Westminster, Colorado

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Maxar Technologies is currently looking for a Sr. Technical Specialist located in either Herndon, VA or Westminster, CO. Our satellite imagery continues to grow in value and importance across a range of U.S. government applications and missions. In this role, you will be responsible to provide mission-focused technical support and user training to U.S. government users. In performing this hybrid role, you will maximize the mission impact of Maxar platform service across U.S. government missions.

The Sr. Technical Specialist leverages his or her technical skills and understanding of the range of U.S. government uses for high resolution satellite imagery to maximize mission value to U.S. government end-users. As Maxar’s first line of defense for U.S. government users, the mission support specialist must be a highly resourceful and empathetic problem solver and possess a desire to grow his or her technical skills to constantly improve support to Maxar’s most important end-users.


  • Provide end-user/technical support for Maxar Platform Service on multiple U.S. Government classification domains

  • Collect and compile end-user feedback, proactively identify opportunities for system and service improvement

  • Identify, refine, and communicate opportunities to address additional U.S. Government mission requirements based on the full range of Maxar products and services

  • Provide virtual and on-site training for U.S. Government end-users at varying classification levels

  • The mission support specialist will provide responsive mission support 0800-1600 Monday through Friday but must be willing to adjust his or her schedule to support occasional evening or weekend support requirements

  • Flexibility to work multiple tasks and priorities concurrently

  • Special projects as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a current/active Secret clearance and be willing and able to obtain TS/SCI Clearance.

  • A Bachelors's or 4 years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Requires 5+ years of experience with U.S. Government projects.

  • 5+ years of experience applying geospatial data and technologies to real-world missions.

  • Familiarity with the provisioning of geospatial data to end-users via web services.

  • Knowledge of commonly used geospatial data formats and trade-offs involved in various file formats.

  • Ability to work with end-users to isolate technical issues and apply this understanding in root cause analysis.

  • Ability to concisely summarize complex technical issues in written communications.

  • Familiarity with various USG end-user segments for satellite imagery.

  • Ability to be flexible and work independently and in teams.

  • Ability to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an instructor for geospatial products or services.

  • Proficiency in multiple US government imagery, geospatial or intelligence applications.

  • Familiarity with widely used USG imagery derived products and services.

  • Expertise in one or more of the following specialty areas: precision imagery applications; remote sensing platforms and phenomenologies; provisioning of three- dimensional data to end-users; feature extraction from satellite imagery; Open Geospatial Consortium standards for streaming geospatial data; front-end or user experience design

  • Proficient in analyzing and visualizing data in Tableau


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.