Launch Engineer, RF and Communications Systems
SpaceX - Cape Canaveral, FL

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Space Exploration Technologies

Work to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.

SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species.

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect on the future of humanity and life itself."
– Elon Musk

If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seek out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.

We are actively seeking the brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue building our world class team. Please visit for additional information.

Launch Engineer, RF and Communications Systems

Design, install, configure & test site telecommunications systems. This includes operational voice intercom, wireless voice base station, high definition video cameras.

Design, install, configure & test site RF systems. This includes setup and test of site telemetry receivers, spacecraft command transmitters, RF transport systems (open loop, hardline and fiber), and re-radiation systems.

Interface with mission partners to develop and install telecommunications services that furnish voice, video and data providing insight in to Falcon 9 processing and launch preparation.

Serve as the site field engineer for SpaceX tracking antennas at the SpaceX Cape ground station.

Help SpaceX achieve its long-term goal of creating the world’s first fully automated launch system capable of rolling the vehicle to the pad, raising it to position, fueling the vehicle, and executing a full launch sequence within a 1-hour time window.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

Experience or coursework with RF systems

Experience or coursework with communications systems

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering

Experience or coursework with FPGAs

Experience or coursework with software defined radios

Experience or coursework with control theory

Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail

Additional Requirements:
Occasional travel may be required

Significant overtime may be required

ITAR Requirements:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.

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, 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 Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.

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