Back End Developer (McLean, VA)

1300 W 120th Ave
Westminster, CO, VA 80234
United States

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Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $70,000 To $80,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Maxar is seeking to add a solid Back End Developer. We have some amazing talent in all other areas of the development stack, and now we need someone to focus on the back end full time to help us bring our tech stack to life.

Life with Us


We’re building new spatial features into our mission-focused web app. Our front end framework is Vue with Material Design. And we leverage the ArcGIS JavaScript API for our dynamic geospatial data visualizations.

The team is currently well-sorted with regard to geospatial tools and techniques, but to round out the team properly we need someone to help accelerate our development timelines.


We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education. We offer everyone the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has some amazing resources at its disposal specifically for this purpose. You will work with your direct supervisor, and/or a mentor, to set appropriate goals and design a plan to help you make consistent progress.

Day-to-day with your colleagues:

  • Manage Python ETL pipeline and data retrieval processes.
  • Design schemas and create app-specific databases.
  • Manage the app’s cloud architecture and processing pipelines to ensure our apps are resourced and performant.
  • Own the REST APIs and support improvements to enable new frontend features.
Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

Must have a current/active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
Bachelor's degree in a related field, e.g. Computer Science, Systems Engineering, etc.
Minimum of 2 years of development experience, the majority on the Back End.
Strong Python and/or Java skills!

Recent experience with some of the following technologies:

AWS: EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, Cloudfront
Containerization: Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes
Backend: Django, Hug, Flask, Node.js
Data Stores: Elasticsearch, Postgres, MongoDB
Version Control: GitHub or GitLab
Build Tools: Webpack, NPM, Yarn
Preferred Skills:

Understanding of Agile methodologies, specifically frequent, iterative releases that rely on user feedback to refine features over time.
Writing tests using modern testing tools, i.e. Protractor.
Exposure to GIS technologies, e.g. PostGIS or Esri ArcGIS JavaScript API.
Additional language skills, e.g. Go, JavaScript.
Knowledge of Design Thinking principles.
Erin Mathew
1300 W 120th Ave
Westminster, CO VA 80234
United States
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