Network Infrastructure Engineer
Gateway, Starlink
Posted on 3/21/2023

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.
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Power BI
Data & Analytics
DevOps & Infrastructure
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science discipline
  • 2+ years of professional experience with planning, deployment, or maintenance of an optical network
  • Experience investigating solutions offered by connectivity providers to contract reliable and economical wavelength/lambda services
  • Experience designing, deploying, and operating a robust and diverse optical transport network
  • Experience with optical network analysis, planning, implementation, and monitoring tools and practice
  • Deep understanding of service provider networks including but not limited to:
  • Data center and WAN connectivity
  • Optical link budget
  • Project management
  • Equipment Interoperability testing
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, communicate effectively, and work both independently and within a team
  • Producing outside plant (OSP) construction drawings or plans
  • Datacenter design
  • Sourcing, building, or activating cell tower or satellite antenna (teleport) sites
  • SQL, Matlab, Python, C++, or similar
  • Producing dashboards or analytical and statistical models (Ex: Tableau, PowerBI)
  • Understanding of IP networking fundamentals
  • Willingness to travel to US or international ground station sites
  • Must be willing to work long hours and occasional weekends when necessary to support launch 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
  • Design and manage activation of connectivity for Starlink's antenna ground stations
  • Iterate optical transport network and gateway site system configurations to drive better system-level reliability
  • Produce tools, processes, and dashboards to increase visibility of key metrics for growth and performance of antenna sites and supporting connectivity infrastructure
  • Create infrastructure development plans to establish ground station antenna sites that maximize the Starlink constellation effectivity and expand customer access
  • Serve as the technical point of contact for negotiating technical aspects of supplier and service provider contracts
  • Mentor and train gateway team engineers and analysts
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with any of the following is a :