Mission Integration Engineer
Posted on 2/11/2023

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.
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, or science
  • 2+ years of industry experience
  • 2+ years of technical project management experience
  • 2+ years of systems engineering/requirements verification experience
  • 3+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with direct experience negotiating technical deliverables or scope
  • Diplomacy, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working with cross-functional teams and external customers
  • Highly detail oriented, diligent, and hardworking
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere
  • Experience working with government, NASA, or commercial space programs
  • Experience working with launch vehicles, spacecraft, or astronauts
  • Coding or other automation experience (SQL, Excel, Python, etc.)
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed to support critical efforts and operations
  • Must be willing to travel to other launch sites, test sites, vendors, other SpaceX offices, and customer locations as necessary
  • 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
  • Collaborate with and help integrate SpaceX and customer teams to consider all necessary design and implementation trades to ensure end-to-end mission success
  • Collaborate with engineering, production, and operations to drive readiness of vehicles, spacecraft, cargo, and crew while recognizing how changes impact requirements, vehicle risk, and launch dates
  • Understand, develop, and summarize technical content on complex designs, trade studies, risks, and issues for internal, customer, and executive audiences
  • Coordinate and chair customer forums, boards, and reviews to ensure that deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer's expectation
  • Guide technical development and maintenance of the Dragon and F9 product lines to meet the end objectives of current and future customer contracts and missions
  • Lead payload integration for customer payloads while working with internal and external stakeholders to develop hardware, software, and processes required to fly unique customer cargo and powered payloads
  • Relentlessly and creatively drive process improvements that help SpaceX and the Mission Management team serve our customers well (meet contract obligations, fly safely and reliably, and more)
  • Take ownership over a process with great attention to detail and follow-through to improve it
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and certify vehicles and systems for missions in order to ensure compliance and verification of all customer requirements