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Radiant Solutions has an immediate opening for a Software Engineer - Senior in Reston, VA location. This is a full-time customer-site position providing support to a US Government agency. 

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Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit


Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  



To be qualified candidate must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI Clearance and a CI Poly

General Summary

  • Full-time customer-site position using industry standards and repeatable processes for tasks in software design, implementation and integration projects in support of a US Government agency.



Essential Functions

  • Develop Python scripts to automate the updating and fixing of MIDB records
  • Automate/semi-automate manual processes
  • Update and maintain existing machine learning software
  • Convert scripts to applications for general analyst use
  • Work with analysts and data scientists to develop methods for Big Data exploitation
  • Support software application accreditation - as needed


Required Qualifications

  • A TS/SCI with CI Poly
  • A B.S. in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience
  • Extensive experience with Python
  • Experience interfacing with community databases (e.g., MIDB)
  • Experience developing software applications
  • Extensive experience with Windows, Oracle, ArcGIS, ArcSDE, Visual Basic, web applications, data processing, system administration, system security
  • Programming experience with Visual Basic, Cold Fusion, JAVA and/or other programming languages
  • Understanding of data flows, data architecture, ETL and processing of structured and unstructured data
  • Experience developing in an AGILE environment
  • Working knowledge of ESRI products

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Experience with geospatial open source libraries, such as GDAL and GRASS
  • Familiarity with data mining concepts and machine learning algorithms (e.g., Weka)

To be qualified candidate must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI Clearance and a CI Poly