Field Reliability Engineer
Starlink Product
Posted on 3/15/2023

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.
Austin, TX, USA • West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Structures & Algorithms
Hardware Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or STEM discipline
  • 1+ years of experience in data analysis, statistics or software algorithms (internship and project experience is applicable)
  • Experience with both electronics and mechanical design and analysis including knowledge of RF principles
  • Programming experience in Python, C and SQL with an emphasis on data analysis and automation
  • Demonstrated capability to think creatively and solve complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, enthusiasm for the team's spirit of innovation and mission of improving reliability in cutting-edge technology
  • Experience in a fast-paced, iterative design environment within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, aerospace, marine or automotive industries
  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and offsite as needed
  • If located in Hawthorne, CA, ability to travel up to 50% of time to Austin, TX for site build up and up to 10% on an ongoing basis
  • If located in Austin, TX, ability to travel for business trips as needed (up to 70%) to Hawthorne, CA for initial training (3-4 months) and up to 10% on an ongoing basis
  • 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
  • Develop and implement field monitoring systems and strategies to quickly detect fleet trends and failures as they arise
  • Perform hands-on testing of returned hardware to identify new hardware failures
  • Perform hands-on debugging to drive to root cause and corrective action of failed phased-array, Wi-Fi, and power supply PCBAs
  • Drive hardware, software and operational changes through root cause and analysis findings
  • Work closely with hardware, software and test engineering to maximize reliability across all disciplines
  • Define the long-term vision for scaling up field monitoring processes as we expand globally