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Software Engineer (Spacecraft Engineering)

Company: SpaceX
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Software Engineer (Spacecraft Engineering) at SpaceX Hawthorne, CA, United States 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 (SPACECRAFT ENGINEERING) The spacecraft engineering team in Hawthorne is hiring for R&D satellite programs that are pushing the boundaries of in-space capabilities. Our missions support scientific research, classified national security space and commercial opportunities. Software engineering and innovation is at the core of these programs. The spacecraft software team is building highly reliable in-space networks, designing secure systems to guarantee access to space, and creating autonomous satellite operation systems, and more. Aerospace experience is not required to be successful here - we want our engineers to bring fresh ideas from all areas, love solving problems, and seek to make an impact on an inspiring mission. As we expand this team, we're looking for versatile, driven, and collaborative engineers. Our team is involved in designing the vehicle systems at every phase of development. We build tools that enable us to work more efficiently, and that help us build software systems that are secure, reliable, and autonomous. Our software engineers are responsible for the life cycle of the software they create, including development, testing, and operational support. An active Top Secret security clearance, or ability to obtain one, is desired but not required. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Develop highly reliable and secure autonomous software systems + Design and implement fault detection and mitigation in software + Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints + Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews + Collaborate with other engineers to plan and organize the development of our products + Own all aspects of software development, including design, testing, and mission integration There are several roles within the satellite software team with different focus areas. Applicants will interview for specific focus areas based on hiring needs and qualifications. Specific role responsibilities may include: + Writing high quality Linux-based software for common processors and micro controllers (e.g. ARM, PowerPC, x86, etc.) + Implementing networking technologies to direct data across a variety of satellites, ground operations centers, and users + Deploy, upgrade, and scale our suite of mission critical services + Building next-generation satellite ground operation systems that provide highly available and secure satellite operations + Developing models and simulations for flight-like vehicle software testing, network performance analysis, or operator training + Develop tools that allow for test execution across multiple environments: virtualized hardware, real hardware-in-the-loop, and even + vehicle-in-the-loop testing + Invent new systems that enable more frequent and reliable software deployment, test execution, and data analysis as part of a continuous integration and release system BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or science discipline; OR 2+ years experience in software development without a degree + Development experience in C, C++, or Python; or full stack software development experience PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + Developed and deployed software that has been used real-world applications and projects + Solid fundamental knowledge of computer architecture and networks + Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing + Ability to work effectively and creatively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements + Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively + Active Top Secret or Top Secret SCI clearance, or ability to obtain one Some preferred skills and experience depend on the specific team within flight software and may include: + Experience with networking protocols (TCP, UDP, etc.) + Experience developing in the Linux kernel + Experience in C++ for high performance systems + Experience with large-scale application deployment and management systems such as Kubernetes + Experience with building full stack systems and developer tools + Strong background in math and physics ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + Willing to work extended hours and weekends when needed ITAR REQUIREMENTS: + 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?here (mddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc/_kb/_article/_page&sys/_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987) . 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 SpaceXs 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.

Keywords: SpaceX, Hawthorne , Software Engineer (Spacecraft Engineering), Other , Hawthorne, California

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