SpaceX

SpaceX

Redmond, WA

Senior Software Engineer (Starlink Automation & Infrastructure)

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.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (STARLINK AUTOMATION & INFRASTRUCTURE)

Join the team responsible for the overall health and success of the software infrastructure that enables rapid development velocity and deployment reliability for all Starlink software. Your creativity and relentless commitment to quality will be critical to the reliability of our service and the success of our business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Hands-on integration and troubleshooting of all flight hardware/software and ground services
  • Invent new tools that enable more frequent and reliable software deployment, test execution, and data analysis as part of a continuous integration and release system
  • Develop tools that allow for test execution across multiple environments: virtualized hardware, real hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and on-orbit testing
  • Analyze test results and identify bugs that require in-depth investigations with engineers across the organization

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or scientific discipline and 4+ years of experience in software development OR 6+ years of experience in software development
  • 2+ years of experience with object oriented software development (Python, C++)
  • Familiarity with Linux (scripting, network troubleshooting)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Fluency in object oriented Python development
  • Experience building, testing, or working with real-time embedded systems
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
  • Familiarity with the following:
    • Continuous integration
    • Radio frequency modulation schemes and protocols
    • Simulation software
    • Network protocols (TCP/UDP/gRPC/IPv6)
    • Maintaining hardware test setups

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

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About SpaceX

Looking back: 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 has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones with its launch vehicles the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, and Cargo Dragon and Crew Dragon spacecraft. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit in December 2010.  The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft delivered cargo to and from the International Space Station — a challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA.  In December 2015, SpaceX landed the world’s first orbital class rocket back on Earth after delivering a payload to space, and in March 2017, SpaceX successfully achieved the first reflight of that orbital class rocket – a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid rocket reusability.  Since then SpaceX has successfully landed over 50 rocket boosters and reflown over 30 of them. Looking forward: Starship - Building on the achievements of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, SpaceX is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles called Starship that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system. Starlink - SpaceX is leveraging its experience in building rockets and spacecraft to deploy the world's most advanced broadband internet system and deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable. Starlink is targeting service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020, rapidly expanding to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021.  Read more at http://www.starlink.com