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Technical Director of pLEO Production

Company: Maxar Intelligence Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Please review the job details below.Maxar is currently seeking a courageous, innovative, multi-skilled Technical Director of pLEO Production 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 help drive production design and implementation as part of the agile pLEO Product team responsible for developing the various elements of Maxar's affordable, large-cale, scalable LEO products. The scope of work includes both bus and payload developments, and it is anticipated that you will drive improvements in related product areas within the company as an outcome of your work. To that end, we are looking for leaders to bravely challenge conventional approaches and lay the foundation for brand new product concepts and enablers focused on cost competitive space products. Our Product team exemplifies industry leadership: we are a very small, self-contained group of enthusiastic engineers and business people, where everyone wears multiple hats, all ideas are good ideas, and no jobs are too big or too small. This is an out-of-the-box opportunity that requires out-of-the-box solutions and inspired leaders. Along with other members of this dynamic team, you will play an essential role in shaping the strategic roadmap, oversee one or more individual IR 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 developing creative solutions to integrate customer inputs and technical requirements with your knowledge of design and production to define systems that 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 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 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 workwith: You will be supported by the 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 of 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 technologiesFlexible, scalable manufacturing, assembly, integration and test processesVoice of Manufacturing requirements to guide product designManufacturing Execution System tailored to provide Assembly Process Documentation for volume productionLow-cost mechanical and electrical assembly, integration and test equipment, and production toolingSupport Maxar Mission Architecture and Business Development teams to shape and win individual new business pursuits to ensure compatibility with the Product portfolio.Lead or support Maxar-wide initiatives as directed by upper management. You are expected and empowered to act as a change agent to drive cost-effective new development activities for pLEOHow 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 Qualifications:Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government security clearanceBachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field. 4 years of working experience may be substituted for a Bachelors degree.Minimum of 15 years related work experience. A Master's degree may account for 2 years of experience.Experience working cross-functionally within a company and/or with external partners and contractorsAbility to travel domestically and internationallyPreferred Qualifications:Experience with volume production of complex electromechanical systems is greatly preferredExperience developing and implementing an assembly/test production line, possibly including constructing or renovating a facilityUnderstanding/participation in sustaining engineering processes such as Change Approval, NPI, BreakpointingInvolvement in supplier development or supplier quality processesPrior history as a process engineer or industrial engineer for volume aerospace productsExperience 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 teamsExperience taking products into production, including progressive design iterations to reduce delivered costExcellent cross-functional skills across customers, sales, marketing, operations, development and suppliersExperience working directly with customers in the Space and Satellite IndustryAdvanced degreein a technical fieldAbility 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.

Keywords: Maxar Intelligence Inc., Palo Alto , Technical Director of pLEO Production, Other , Palo Alto, California

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