IT Internship/Co-op Summer 2014 (Cape Canaveral)
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 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.

IT Internship/Co-op Summer 2014 (Cape Canaveral)

Build, manage and support a rapidly-growing, mission-critical, IT environment including: Arista, Cisco, Linux, Solaris, VMWare, and Windows.

Work closely with the launch, mission, and technology engineering teams to ensure customer satisfaction is high.

Provide after-hours or weekend support when necessary to perform high-risk or planned downtime of SpaceX IT systems for upgrades and maintenance.

Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with published standards and project requirements.

Implement and maintain site-wide network infrastructure for high performance applications and content streaming.

Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.

Install and configure servers, network equipment, telephone devices, and other IT datacenter systems.

Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as nightly backups.

Research and recommend innovative approaches for system administration tasks.

Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.

Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.

Work directly with engineers and management to ensure IT systems are maintained and upgraded appropriately, ensuring their availability for all launch and mission-related activities.

Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Basic Qualifications:
Students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Information Technology who are available to work at our launch facility in Cape Canaveral, FL full-time for the Summer 2014 semester.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Keen interest in server hardware, management software, storage technologies, and networking required.

Experience with apache, nginx, bash, PHP, and Python preferred.

High-level of familiarity with the Linux or Windows command line and scripting.

Must be able to troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and IP networks.

Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware, printers, and software.

Must be comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities of the position.

Ability to address and resolve information technology issues promptly, effectively and independently.

Ability to understand highly technical concepts and communicate them to others in non-technical terms.

Light travel is required for operational and training purposes.

Additional Requirements:
Must be physically fit enough to regularly lift up to 50 lbs. for duties such as UPS battery replacement, unpacking and rack-mounting equipment, or moving large equipment racks.

A highly motivated, positive attitude.

Acute attention to detail.

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.

Additionally, those applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities on-site should contact the Human Resource Department at the above number.

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

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Space Exploration Technologies wants to be the go-to cargo company of the future. Also known as SpaceX, the company is developing space...