IT Linux Systems Engineer
Posted on 12/8/2022

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.
Redmond, WA, USA • West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
DevOps & Infrastructure
Software Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, information systems, or similar technical discipline and 3+ years of systems engineering experience; OR 5+ years of systems engineering experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience with Linux servers in physical and virtualized environments
  • Experience with Linux shell (i.e. bash scripting, output parsing)
  • Experience with Python or other scripting and automation languages
  • Expertise in creating repeatable, reliable, scalable systems architectures, with high availability, fault tolerance, performance tuning, monitoring, and statistics/metrics collection
  • Expert working knowledge (including the ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot) Linux-based and open-source systems and technologies such as Apache, BIND, HAProxy, NGINX, sendmail/postfix, iptables, etc
  • Experience with ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) or other centralized logging solutions
  • Expertise in source code and version control tools such as Git and Subversion
  • Experience with configuration management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible), provisioning, infrastructure as code, and other DevOps concepts and tools (i.e. Vagrant, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Understanding of developing web and C/C++ applications and build processes
  • Networking experience in IPv4, switching, routing, firewalls and HA architecture
  • Must be comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with internal/external customers, vendors, management etc. in both formal and informal situations
  • Experience with hardware (i.e. racking, troubleshooting, swapping components)
  • Must be willing 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
  • Work closely with other SpaceX engineers to gather requirements, research, evaluate, design, plan, deploy, and support Linux-based/open source software platforms and related technologies in a world-class environment that meets the needs of the demanding SpaceX engineering teams. Build highly-resilient, high-performance, scalable, and flexible systems
  • Exercise a high degree of responsibility for the processes, systems, and tools you create and manage; all supporting the goal of making humanity an interplanetary species
  • Make recommendations, justify, and implement improvements using an accepted change control methodology
  • Work within a diverse group to design and deliver creative solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner by interacting with internal business units
  • Define, document and follow standards and best practices for systems design, testing, and implementation
  • Drive scripting and automation to develop solutions to common problems
  • Install, run, and monitor Kubernetes in production environments
  • Participate in on-call rotation to handle urgent after-hours work when necessary