Principal Software Engineer (TS/SCI)

Software, Engineer, Security, Computer, Java, JavaScript, Python, IBM, Linux, SSL, Analyst, SQL
Full Time
Work from home available

Job Description

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Maxar is seeking an independent, creative, and driven Principal Software Engineer to help our team in our locations in Herndon, VA, or at a Northern VA government customer site by analyzing and characterizing big data and a range of other data sources for National Security purposes. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and able to learn quickly.

Why us?

  • We build advanced algorithms to gain analytic insights from a large range of open source and government data
  • We enable machine learning systems, automate workflow, and design and develop custom applications for unique national-security mission
  • We operate an end-to-end predictive analytics platform unlike any other within the US Government
  • We provide training to expand your skills and challenges to develop them
  • Our client's missions are vital to national security, so we're mission-first always
  • Our work environment is relaxed business casual
  • At our core, we believe and practice social responsibility

What would you be doing?

  • Contribute to the development of data analytics, user workflows and interfaces, security authentication, and service call architecture comprising a family of applications in our software suite
  • Create rapid prototypes and design and implement complex, cutting-edge systems with a focus on collecting, parsing, managing, analyzing, and visualizing large sets of data to extract meaningful knowledge
  • Work with emerging technologies and data science techniques in support of endeavors to address the critical needs of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and other government agencies

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a with a current/active TS/SCI, willing able to obtain a CI Poly Clearance
  • Bachelor's Computer Science or related degree
  • 8 years of related experience; Master's -- 6 years of related experience; Ph.D. -- 3 years of related experience
  • Strong Java developer
  • Familiarity with Scrum Master role/duties
  • Willing to work onsite at Maxar locations in Herndon, VA or at Government customer sites in Northern Virginia

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with Microservice-driven architectures
  • JavaScript web frameworks (Angular, React, Backbone, jQuery, Ember)
  • Strong object-oriented programming language (Java, Python) skills
  • Familiarity with Spring framework
  • Oweb services (WMS, WMTS, WCS, WFS)
  • Kubernetes experience is a plus
  • Cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, IBM, Rackspace)
  • Containerization (Docker, Linux containers, Jails)
  • The familiarity with IC analyst workflows
  • Experience with SSL/PKI, to include the ability to isolate and resolve SSL-related server and client issues
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools (e.g. Atlassian Jira and Confluence)
  • Experience in machine learning and data science
  • Experience with IC analytic tools (e.g., Analyst Notebook, Palantir, etc.)
  • Experience with development tools such as Git, Eclipse, Maven
  • SQL/database experience
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to include active listening
  • Linux experience
  • C++ experience, particularly modern C++ is a plus


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.
Dice Id : 91094828
Position Id : R10035
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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