Software Engineer (Build and Flight Reliability)
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.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER (BUILD AND FLIGHT RELIABILITY)
Software Engineers on the Build Reliability Process Development team are responsible for developing and improving the software that enables SpaceX to reliably design, build, launch, and reuse rockets and spacecraft. They are expected to have solid business acumen and the ability to turn loosely defined problem statements into working systems and code.
- Develop, implement, and continuously improve software and business processes needed for nonconforming hardware management, configuration management, manufacturing and assembly, product traceability, rocket reusability and maintenance, and other critical business/production systems
- Own all aspects of software engineering and product development
- Act as responsible engineer for various software platform systems
- Work directly with customers to deep dive into their problems and find efficient solutions
- Balance management of technical debt for owned systems with strategic project execution
- Collaborate across disciplines including engineering, production, test, launch mission operations, supply chain, mission management, build and flight reliability, and management to ensure efficiency and consistency across the organization
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or STEM discipline and 1+ years of professional software development experience OR 3+ years of professional software development experience
- Experience in full stack development
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Programming experience in Python, C#, .NET, Go, Scala, Java, or similar object-oriented language
- 1+ years of rigorous experience building single page web applications
- Database experience with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or similar database technologies
- Experience with version control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery concepts
- Deep understanding of testing, continuous integration, build, deployment & monitoring
- Expertise in profiling and improving application performance
- Experience working in an operations or manufacturing environment
- Project management experience, particularly related to creating or overhauling cross-functional business processes in a manufacturing environment
- Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation
- Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and offsite as required. Occasional travel may be required
- Ability to pass Space Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Software Engineer/Level I: $120,000.00 - $145,000.00/per year
Software Engineer/Level II: $140,000.00 - $170,000.00/per year
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.
- To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
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