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MAXAR Senior Instrument Engineer in westminster, Colorado

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Provided expert technical leadership for the development of electro-optical instruments for Maxar’ s imaging satellites. Working with customers, other engineers and departments, this person will translate business requirements into instrument requirements. This leader will perform trade studies, develop alternatives, help write RFPs, and evaluate contractor proposals to ensure solid designs that will provide the required performance to meet customer objectives within cost and schedule constraints. During program execution, this person will lead the DigitalGlobe instrument team through all aspects of insight and oversight into the contractor’s development activities including design, manufacturing, test, and launch and calibration activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of EO/IR instrument requirements

  • Review contractor design implementation and requirements verification program to ensure instruments will meet Maxar specifications

  • Direct/Perform independent analyses to verify contractor performance predictions (e.g. Radiometric performance, SNR, MTF, Spectral Response, Data Analysis)

  • Direct/Perform analyses as needed to support internal system and mission trades (e.g. Aperture, Altitude, Spectral Bandpass, Mass, Volume, Power)

  • Prepare and present briefings at major internal/customer design reviews

  • Provide significant support to the Satellite Operations group regarding commissioning activities (e.g. On-Orbit Data Analysis and image quality assessment, calibration)

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Science, Physics, or a related field

  • 15+ years in systems engineering, optics and/or opto-mechanical design and analysis.

  • Strong practical understanding of the production, assembly, and alignment limitations of space optics and optical systems

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with MATLAB, IDL, ENVI or other high-level interactive processing environment.

  • Knowledge of optics and coating design and specification, optical sensitivity analyses, and development of alignment plans.

  • Experience with mounting of optical space hardware including flexures, optic bonding, and athermalization for space environments

  • Familiarity with some of the following: structural dynamics, control systems, line-of-sight jitter, composites and low CTE materials, outgassing

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.

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.

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