Lead Ground Avionics Engineer
Starship Avionics
Posted on 11/12/2022
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field, science, or math
  • 2+ years of professional experience with electrical hardware design, analysis, or operations
  • Experience leading teams, either functionally or as a leader of a project team
  • Breadth of experience across various electrical technical fields including RF, digital, analog, and video
  • Hands-on experience designing, building, and/or servicing electrical power distribution systems and/or networks
  • 4+ years of professional experience with electrical hardware design, analysis, or operations
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere
  • Competence with electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc.)
  • Writing software in Python or similar for analysis or data review
  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
  • Position located in Starbase, TX. Travel to other SpaceX facilities may be intermittently required
  • 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
  • Extreme owner of design, development, deployment, validation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of vehicle-interfacing electronics and electrical systems
  • Triage, troubleshoot, root cause, and repair electrical hardware issues with aggressive schedules and continuous improvement
  • Support vehicle production, pad, and flight operations as ground-side avionics subject matter expert, responsible for evaluating system health, resolving issues real time, and recommending path forward
  • Lead a team of cross-disciplinary engineers including hiring and motivating talented engineers and technicians, mentoring, supporting team members during production and pad operations, and executive communication of vision, progress and high impact issues

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.