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Space Operations Training Engineer
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Locations
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
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Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline
  • Experience providing technical training to an audience that must apply it in a critical environment, or real-time operations experience on a system that has high consequence of failure (e.g. a pilot, flight or test engineer, spacecraft operator, high performance automotive, etc.)
  • Experience using software to solve problems (Python, JavaScript, C, etc.)
  • Master's degree in a technical discipline
  • Previous experience with spacecraft/aircraft engineering or operations
  • Previous experience writing software in a professional environment
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Clear verbal and written technical communication skills
  • Capacity to balance conflicting opinions and manage expectations between multiple teams and customers
  • Able to quickly adapt and change course in a fast-paced environment
  • Insatiable hunger for continuous improvement and self-motivated to challenge the status quo
  • Must be open to occasional travel to other SpaceX sites (California, Texas, and Florida)
  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends to support mission operations and critical project timelines
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Develop, train, and evaluate operations teams to safely conduct Dragon and Starship missions
  • Create training content, develop training plans, and provide instruction to mission control operators
  • Plan, schedule, and execute training events and simulations with SpaceX, NASA, and customer teams
  • Script, test, and deploy simulation software components to ensure a high-quality training experience
  • Develop and maintain the simulation environment (servers, applications, and automation)
  • Become an on-console mission control operator to support human and cargo spaceflight missions
  • Develop subject matter expertise and clearly communicate technical concepts to a wide audience
  • Work closely with operations teams to innovate how humans interact with a diverse fleet of interplanetary spacecraft
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
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
  • 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.