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Software Engineer/Web Developer

Software Engineer/Web Developer

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US-MI-Ann Arbor
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Radiant Solutions is hiring top-notch software engineers to help build the cutting-edge applications our customers need.  This can take a lot of forms, from web-based frontends (HTML/JavaScript) to distributed Oracle databases to backend image processing with heavy duty number crunching on big images. A lot of the work has got an R&D feel to it with the stability of long-standing contracts.  We’re looking for developers that think this stuff is fun, have a sophisticated understanding of software systems and applications, and have the desire to innovate on what’s been done in the past.


If you’ve got a solid background in Java, web design, or database design, we’d love to have you as part of our team!



The Company:


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.  



Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



      • Most days you will be contributing to a database-backed web portal with some really cool user interfaces. You will be coding in Java, HTML, JavaScript (jQuery), C++, and SQL (Oracle).
      • You will tackle interesting scenarios that arise from different web browsers and extremely latent network connectivity.
      • You will be using version control (we use git), issue tracking (we use GitLab and Trac), and automated builds (we use Jenkins).
      • You will be working as part of a team and figuring out how to divide up the work, how to offer suggestions, and how to play nice with others.
      • You will take old code and channel any internal grumbling about how it’s not designed well into motivation to make it better.


    • You’re proficient in Java; C++ knowledge a plus. You code things well the first time through and you do it fast.
    • Ability to contribute to a Java-based web portal with a variety of servlets. Coding in Java and SQL (Oracle), as well as HTML, JavaScript (jQuery), and C++.
    • You need to care about how efficient things run, and how they look and feel to the end-user as well. 
    • Aptitude for picking up other languages quickly.  We’ll use Python and Matlab when they’re the right tools for the job.
    • Prior experience with web design.  EmberJS a plus.
    • Prior database interaction experience and knowledge of SQL
    • Our code includes interactive 3D graphics all within the browser, so a working knowledge of SVG and/or WebGL (Three.js) would be great, but not required 
    • Hardware and virtualization experience a plus
    • DevOps expertise a plus
    • Communicates effectively and plays well with others.  Most of our projects involve some complicated math or science, and it’s tough to be an expert in everything, so we frequently interact with EEs and other math experts that innovate on the algorithm side.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 0-5 years’ experience.