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Global Satellite Policy Regulatory Engineer



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

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.


Starlink will provide high-speed broadband around the world. Telecommunication is a heavily regulated business and this position will advise SpaceX on legal and policy advocacy to ensure these regulations enable and protect the provision of this ground-breaking service. This position will require you to apply engineering expertise and focus to advance Starlink’s licensing and spectrum position in front of domestic and global regulators and government bodies.


  • Advise the Starlink team on technical aspects of the laws, regulations, and policies that impact the business in the United States and foreign jurisdictions
  • Prepare commercial and experimental license applications and technical attachments
  • Develop and advocate for technical aspects of broadband and spectrum policies that will further SpaceX’s business objectives and Starlink’s success.
  • Represent and promote the company positions before agencies, regulators, legislatures, and regional organizations
  • Draft pleadings, letters, and other advocacy pieces to promote SpaceX’s policy positions
  • Advocate to optimize prospective satellite and telecoms regulatory frameworks and policy environments in alignment with SpaceX business objectives
  • Provide strategic regulatory advice and advocacy support to business development efforts, which may include:
    • Opportunities for regional/national partnerships
    • Global satellite expansion plans in support of the business strategy for new satellite market requirements and new service offerings initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or STEM
  • 5+ years of experience in the telecommunications sector


  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or STEM
  • Juris Doctor degree
  • 3+ years of experience working on a telecommunications policy team or within a law firm telecommunications practice
  • Knowledge of telecommunications business and regulatory issues outside of the U.S
  • Knowledge of broadband, ISP, and/or satellite industry practices
  • Experience with satellite licensing, including preparing technical showings
  • Understanding of broadband policy
  • Understanding of spectrum use and policies


  • Willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time


Pay range:

Regulatory Engineer I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Regulatory Engineer II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/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 and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and 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.

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.