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MAXAR Front-End Application Developer in Arlington, Virginia

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Maxar is looking for a Front-End Application Developer to work with a team creating and automating a geospatial routing and terrain characterization mobility application for a Department of Defense mission customer and the war fighter. In this role, you will continue development of a single-page application (SPA) which allows users to view and manipulate geospatial data in the browser (i.e., a custom, specialized Mapbox or ArcGIS Online app).


  • Work as part of a team following the Agile methodology (e.g., 2 week sprints, daily status meetings, etc.), using tools such as GitLab, Slack, Jira, and Confluence.

  • Add new features/fixes to an SPA built with TypeScript, React (hooks- and class-based components), Redux, Leaflet, web workers, and other modern tools/libraries/APIs.

  • If interested, help implement new RESTful endpoints in a Python (Flask)-based web service, backed by Postgres/PostGIS.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a current/active Top Secret clearance.

  • Requires 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree

  • Familiarity with basic front-end concepts (e.g., HTTP, HTML/CSS, how the DOM works).

  • 3+ years of experience with Typescript, ES6+, and ES modules.

  • 3+ years of experience with React (including at least some familiarity with hooks) and react-redux.

  • 3+ years of experience with a bundling tool such as Webpack or Parcel.

  • 3+ years of experience with Chrome/Firefox browser’s dev tools.

  • Familiarity with Docker.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with wireframing and/or graphic design tools (e.g., Balsamiq, Sketch, etc.).

  • Familiarity with Postgres and RDBMS concepts

  • Familiarity with Python.


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 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.