Systems Certification Engineer
SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

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The Company

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 by any reasonable standard, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect of 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 for additional information.

The Department

Mission Assurance - SpaceX has a strong belief that launch vehicles and spacecraft can be both cost effective and highly reliable. Our Mission Assurance team is key to our pursuit of that goal and more specifically also our pursuit of manned spaceflight. The department works in a cross-functional fashion with all other technical teams on a variety of exciting projects, and has great exposure to leadership and the organization as a whole.

The Job

Systems Certification Engineer


Engineer will be responsible for developing plans, implementing documents and conducting certification activities for SpaceX products to demonstrate the products ability perform missions for NASA and the USAF. Engineer will analyze government and commercial customer requirements to determine compatibility with SpaceX products. Engineer will integrate the work of discipline engineers to generate verifications that SpaceX products meet government and commercial customer requirements. Engineer will perform specialized analysis in support of verification activities. Engineer will support launch and mission operations in support of flight test and operational missions. Engineer will perform systems engineering and integration and mission assurance on SpaceX systems under development as assigned


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics

General familiarity with the disciplines necessary for launch vehicles and spacecraft flight including: Structures, Propulsion, Avionics, GN&C, flight software, dynamics, launch and mission operations, systems engineering and integration

Expertise in at least one two of the following disciplines: Structures, Avionics, Propulsion, GN&C, Software, Dynamics, production and test, launch and mission operations, systems integration and engineering, scheduling and project management

Ability to build and use applications in any of the following tools: LabVIEW, MATLAB, C/C++ or Python or Expertise in Microsoft Project or Access Databases

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite such as PowerPoint, Excel, Mail, etc…

Experience with any of the following: requirements development, requirements decomposition and allocation, verification plan development, test and evaluation, test plan and procedures development, fault trees, integrated hazard analysis, NASA or USAF certification of spacecraft and launch vehicles, NASA or USAF engineering standards, risk management, configuration management, system safety, probabilistic safety analysis, reliability block modeling, interface control diagrams, software documentation, discrepancy reporting and root cause analysis, range safety, process analysis and process flow description, interconnect wiring definition, software integration testing

Preferred skills

5 years experience in a flight program

Experience in design review methodologies

Background in statistics or systems modeling techniques including system simulation

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.

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.

Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.

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