V&V Software Test Engineer-Senior Staff/Principal

27 May 2023

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Maxar is currently seeking a Senior V&V Software Test Engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA or Westminster, CO. In this role, you will work with Systems Engineers and Software developers to verify flight embedded software on commercial and civil satellites performing missions involving communication, earth observation and lunar gateway activities.

Your Project: As a member of a team of Software Test Engineers, you will be working with requirements, developing domain knowledge, test plans, test procedures and executing tests in an environment utilizing software and hybrid testbeds.

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.

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.

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):
  • Develop domain knowledge on Attitude Control Subsystems and Data Handling software associated with satellite command, guidance and navigation, telemetry, power management, thermal, fault detection, mechanism and payload subsystems
  • Develop test plans derived from software requirements
  • Compile test bed requirements to support test plan
  • Support development and validation of test beds
  • Create test procedures - automated and manual, if required
  • Perform complex tests
  • Analyze test data and create test reports
  • Drive policy and lead V&V group technically

Minimum requirements for this position:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, aerospace/controls engineering, physics or related field. 4 years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree; a Master's degree may be considered as 2 years of experience. A Ph.D. may be considered for 2 years of professional experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience with software testing

These skills would be amazing:
  • Knowledge/experience in orbit dynamics and attitude control
  • Knowledge/experience in coordinate transformations in Euler Angles and Quaternions
  • Knowledge/experience with one or more of the DHS subsystems listed above
  • Python and/or Java skills
  • Experience with DOORS
  • Experience with CMMI process
  • Experience with interfacing electrical hardware


Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate's unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is: $133,000.00 - $223,000.00 annually.

Additionally, this position is incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and/or individual results achieved; the specific incentive plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions.

Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

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.

  • ID: #50007312
  • State: California Sanjose 95101 Sanjose USA
  • City: Sanjose
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Showed: 2023-05-27
  • Deadline: 2023-07-25
  • Category: Et cetera