Propulsion Engineer
Raptor Avionics
Posted on 3/16/2023
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or technical field with experience working on pressure transducers or other physical sensors
  • 2+ years of experience working with physical sensors, PCBAs and/or test development
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or other technical field
  • Experience with sensor calibration and/or test rack development
  • Experience testing sensors and qualifying them for a given service environment
  • Data analysis experience in Python, MATLAB or Minitab
  • Advanced knowledge of various physical sensors and how they operate, designed, and manufactured
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
  • Must be willing to travel < 30%
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
  • 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
  • Development, test, and qualification of avionics hardware and sensors used on Raptor
  • Collect and document requirements to communicate to stakeholders through data sheets, instruction manuals and other product documentation
  • Coordinate, execute and document acceptance, qualification and development testing of avionics hardware
  • Interface with vendors and internal production teams to support new product introduction & sustaining engineering
  • Work across teams (systems, integration, dynamics, guidance, etc.) to ensure appropriate hardware / software is developed to meet vehicle requirements
  • Participate in and prepare design reviews
  • Investigate failures, document findings and drive corrective actions

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.