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Software Engineer (Ground Operations)

Hawthorne, CA 90250
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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.


As a Software Engineer on the Ground Software Operations team, you will develop, analyze and verify the mission critical software used to control and monitor our rockets on the launchpad. You will be responsible for ensuring the software behaves as expected, and troubleshoot when necessary. You will have a direct impact on our ability to launch rockets frequently, safely, and reliably.


  • Develop, execute, and analyze the software configuration of ground software systems
  • Invent new tools that enable more frequent and reliable software deployment, automated data review, and automated configuration verification
  • Support existing ground software deployments to launch, production, and test sites
  • Analyze test results and bugs that require in-depth investigations
  • Hands-on integration and troubleshooting of ground hardware/software systems
  • Manage support queues and ticketing system triage
  • Work closely with the ground software development team to roll out new software changes
  • Occasional travel to launch sites and customer sites for testing and/or operations


  •  Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or science discipline OR 2+ years of experience in software development without a degree
  •  Development experience with LabVIEW


  • Enjoys end-user facing roles for support and interfacing with cross-functional teams
  • Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD)
  • Experience with other software languages e.g. Python


  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed


  • 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.

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 Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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Posted: 2020-07-28 Expires: 2021-01-01
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