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Product Security Software Engineer

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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.


SpaceX is seeking technical, passionate engineers to build security solutions for some of the world's most advanced technologies including: rockets, Dragon capsules for human transport, inter-planetary transport vehicles, etc. We are looking for people who see the big picture, prioritize accordingly, and are comfortable with working at different levels of abstraction, and with a wide variety of technology.


  • Work with engineering teams to design security into SpaceX systems and drive security reviews
  • Analyze and develop software using security technologies, frameworks, libraries, and best practices
  • Evangelize security software development at SpaceX
  • Develop and deploy tools to assist in modeling, analysis, detection and prevention of security threats
  • Hands-on integration and troubleshooting of security functions for software systems
  • Investigate technologies that could qualitatively improve security posture


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering discipline 2+ years of security software experience; or 5+ years of security software experience without a degree
  • 2+ years professional development experience with one or more of the following: Python, C/C++, C#/.NET and/or GoLang/Rust


  • Fluency in Linux, including:
  • Bash shell scripting
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Linux internals and/or Linux Development
  • Experience with Windows internals and/or Windows development
  • Deep understanding of network protocols (i.e. TCP/IP, UDP, gRPC), network encryption protocols (i.e. TLS, DTLS)
  • Ability to analyze, design and develop secure network services and frameworks
  • Experience in navigating large, complex, interactive and/or distributed systems
  • Experience with fuzzing, buffer overflows, and other common exploits
  • Experience identifying and mitigating a range of security vulnerabilities


  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed


  • 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

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.

Keywords: Space Exploration Technologies, Hawthorne , Product Security Software Engineer, Other , Hawthorne, California

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