SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
- Develop, execute, and automate test procedures that evaluate the flight-worthiness of the Dragon Cargo and Crew spacecraft
- Develop, build, and maintain electrical ground support equipment for Dragon pre-flight processing and launch operations
- Act as a Dragon vehicle controller and test conductor during Dragon integrated system tests, launch operations, and recovery operations
- Lead the execution of Dragon Cargo and Crew spacecraft testing during pre-flight processing and launch campaigns
- Closely collaborate with engineering staff from other departments and highly skilled technicians on a daily basis
- Work with a government or commercial customer on pre- and post- flight preparations for human spaceflight
- Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus towards common project goals
- Seek out the solutions to technical problems with the local team along with the larger SpaceX workforce
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, or other engineering discipline
- 1+ year of experience with complex, multi-disciplinary system assemblies. Past work experience, internships, team/personal projects with aerospace vehicles/payloads, automotive, aircraft, or marine assemblies qualify
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Competency in analog and digital circuits, fluids, statics and mechanics, sensors and instrumentation, data acquisition, and software
- Proficiency in or hands-on experience with one or more of the following: launch vehicle or spacecraft integration; operations in 100,000 class or better clean rooms; test operations with gases/fluids; and data acquisition setup and field measurements
- Experience working on spacecraft or launch vehicles
- Proficiency with programming in Python
- Experience writing test plans and test procedures
- Acute attention to detail
- Strong project management skills
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
- A positive, upbeat attitude and ability to perform work expectations and thrive in a high-stress environment
- Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate clearly and accurately with a wide range of people
- Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
- Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 35 lbs.)
- Comfortable being trained to work around hypergolic propellants (MMH and NTO) and willing to work with hazardous materials
- Overall mental fitness with the ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment requiring prolonged mental concentration (under possible extended work hours)
- Ability to spend time at sea for days at a time
- Occasional travel may be required
- Willingness to work outdoors
- This position may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.