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 seeking 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 spacex.com for additional information.
Software Engineer, Mission and Launch Applications
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As a software engineer on this team, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the application that controls our process flow for auto-launch sequences. This is a mission critical application used throughout SpaceX for all launches and major test sequences. In short, your application will play a major role in sending rockets to space.
We are an organizationally flat group of a couple dozen software engineers. Although we work on and support critical systems, you wouldn't know it from observing our office. When it comes to code we are unrelentingly meticulous and thorough, but when it comes to people we are big on open communication, flexible hours, and a casual work environment.
Required Skills and Experience:
Fundamentals are critical at SpaceX; a college degree in an engineering field and/or strong knowledge of computer science first principles is required
Must be capable of operating independently with limited direction; we expect this candidate will have at least a few years of experience under their belt but we have been surprised by talented new grads so we always try to keep an open mind
Must have strong evidence of exceptional ability; don’t just tell us what you have done, tell us what you have done that is exceptional
Strong coding skills in PHP server side technologies
Strong coding skills in HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery client side web technologies
Experience with relational database management systems (MySQL and/or SQL Server)
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to get things done in a fast-paced startup culture
Proven ability to meet aggressive deadlines with high quality results
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 offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.
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.
Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.
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