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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.
SR. VEHICLE AUTOMATION SOFTWARE ENGINEER
This group is dedicated to enabling engineers to focus on development by creating software that can rapidly and reliably configure, evaluate, and launch our vehicles. This means eliminating recurring engineering tasks, intelligently designing missions based off of minimal inputs (i.e. where are we going and what hardware do we have), evaluating vehicle performance versus expected behavior, and expediting engineering deliverables to our production team.
Develop interdisciplinary software solutions to optimize engineering time and eliminate recurring tasks
Develop highly reliable and available software systems
Own entire development cycle, including requirements definition, design, testing, mission integration, and support
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
4+ years' professional experience coding in Python
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to succinctly present recommendations to stakeholders, customers, and management
Strong competency in debugging, performance optimization, and testing
Professional experience with standard front-end technologies and web applications development
Familiarity with Agile software development techniques, particularly Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration/Deployment
Deep understanding of object oriented programming
Experience with database management
Ability to make appropriate assumptions and perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals to create rationale for clear recommendations
Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
Must be available for support during extended hours and weekends as part of on-call rotation schedule
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. Learn more about the ITAR
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.