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MAXAR Sr. Project Manager in westminster, Colorado

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Maxar is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager in Westminster, CO. This position reports into the portfolio management organization and provides organizational leadership and execution ownership throughout a program or project. You will be responsible for successful implementation of initiatives that have a direct impact on efficiency, cost, revenue and innovation for the company. To be successful in this role, you will need to be a leader that drives through planning and execution while also managing risks, issues and changes. As our systems span multiple areas of expertise, this role requires extensive collaboration and clear communication, both written and verbal. The scope of deliverables includes: project status, management of financials and spend against budgets, management/tracking of risks, issues, and change/decision logs. Creative problem solving while working well with stakeholders and core team members is required.

This role also drives accountability and results by working with and relying on experts to progress the work. The role collaborates closely with many stakeholder groups (functional leads, architects, SMEs, development/test teams, product management, and product roll out, etc.) with varied expertise, and varied organizational levels to define work plans and dependencies and to keep teams apprised of progress.


  • Provide end-to-end project leadership from planning to business readiness/rollout

  • Coordinate with Agile Release Trains, including SIT/testing, to create work packages and schedule work

  • Work closely with Enterprise Solution Engineers, QUEST, Roll Out Team to deliver business value

  • Define and track business and development milestones

  • Track and communicate dependencies of initiative releases

  • Manage risks, issues, change control and decision logs

  • Communicate and manage project status

  • Track and manage project spend against budgets while also focusing on EAC

  • Interact with investment Governance to spending/budgets

  • Leverages stakeholder relationships and technical expertise to enable or make key decisions

  • Identify strategic milestones in concert with business and/or mission stakeholders and tie work packages to milestones

  • Work with development teams to ensure understanding of high level business requirements so that they are well positioned to deliver the appropriate business value

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Requires 5 or more years of working experience, with at least 2 years of experience in a relevant industry

  • Prior experience with Product Development and Development teams in a complex technical environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Clearance - TS or TS/SCI

  • Familiarity with software development practices and various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred: SAFe, and Waterfall experience is beneficial as well)

  • Familiarity with project management across varied stakeholders and team members

  • Demonstrated proficiency in tracking risks/issues and change and decision logs and maintaining meeting minutes

  • Previous experience in classified environments

  • Previous experience in classified environments

  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to pursue and resolve issues independently

  • Ability to prioritize and assess impacts of issues to other resources

  • Problem solver with sound judgment and decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-through

  • Excellent collaboration skills; high-energy attitude

  • Ability to communicate multi-directional (peer to peer, to varying levels of leadership) for project status and issues

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.