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Product Development Engineer

Company: Maxar Technologies
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Please review the job details below.Maxar is currently seeking a Product Development Engineer to join our Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Product team in Westminster, CO or Palo Alto, CA. Life with UsYour Project: In this role, you will support a Product Manager on an agile team responsible for developing the various elements of Maxar---s affordable, large-scale, scalable LEO products. The scope of work includes both bus and payload developments. Along with other members of this dynamic team, you will contribute to the strategic roadmap, oversee one or more individual Independent Research & Development (IR&D) projects, work with and help to oversee internal and external partners, applying design-for-manufacturing/design-for-test (DFM/DFT) principles to develop specifications and manufacturing plans suitable for volume production. You will be responsible for integrating customer inputs and technical capabilities to define specifications for systems that we can build profitably, with an emphasis on designing enough flexibility and scalability into them that they envelope a range of customer needs without requiring substantial non-recurring engineering (NRE) to tailor them to each new pursuit.Your Career: We---re very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career. This unique opportunity is a high-visibility role on the vanguard of innovation within the company. You will be well-supported by management and colleagues.What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.Who You Will Work With: You will be supported by a Product Manager and colleagues, as well as mission architects, systems engineers and subsystem groups to oversee one or more areas of detailed engineering whether in-house or at partners and contractors, to ensure product development objectives are met. Your responsibilities: Identify customer needs and market gaps influencing our business and our customers.Through business pipeline awareness, contribute to and lead execution of elements a phased roadmap to have the greatest chance of capturing profitable business.Seek out disruptive technologies in your area(s) of responsibility that enable Maxar to leapfrog its competition, and ensuring qualification of those technologies to make them bid-ready.As directed by product management, lead technical development of one or more innovation areas with a primary emphasis on design for low cost volume manufacturing, such as:Low cost, scalable avionics, processing & softwareInnovative mechanisms & spacecraft structuresSecure networking and communications architectures and technologiesPayload and payload interfacesTransformative, low cost bus subsystem and component technologiesSupport Maxar Mission Architecture and Business Development teams to shape and win individual new business pursuits to ensure compatibility with the Product portfolio.How you will be evaluated:Your performance will be measured against the pLEO Product team---s development roadmap schedule and performance milestones for your area(s) of responsibility.What we look for in team members:As a product team member at Maxar, we expect you to demonstrate the following key qualities at all times: Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Curiosity and Courage. These align with the company values:Put the Mission First, You Matter, Act Like Owners, Do It Right, and Stay Curious.Minimum Requirements:Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government secret security clearanceBachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degreeMinimum of 15 years of related work experienceExperience working cross-functionally within a company and/or with external partners and contractorsAbility to travel domestically and internationally (role is not predominantly travel)Preferred Qualifications:Experience working directly with customers in the space and satellite industry Advanced degree in a technical fieldExperience as a technical project lead within an engineering or related disciplineDemonstrated experience successfully executing Research & Development (RAD) projectsInnovative thought leadership the leverages your cradle-to-grave product experienceDemonstrated experience applying sound system engineering practice and methods to maximize efficiency and velocity while ensuring team focus on successful project executionExcellent communication skills along with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross functional teamsExcellent cross-functional skills across customers, sales, marketing, operations, development and suppliers Ability to work independently with a high degree of organization and attention to detailMaxar 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.Full time

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