Automation and Test Engineer
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.
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Software Testing
QA & Testing
DevOps & Infrastructure
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or STEM discipline; or 2+ years of professional experience in test systems, software or hardware development in lieu of a degree
  • Development experience in C, C++, or python
  • Experience building, testing, or working with hardware test setups
  • Linux and Bash proficiency and experience with networking protocols
  • Developed and deployed software that has been used in real world applications/projects
  • Data analysis skillset and experience with simulation software
  • Experience with containerization technologies (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Radio frequency (RF) system-level design, modems and diagnostic test equipment experience
  • Strong skills in troubleshooting, debugging, performance optimization, and unit testing
  • Experience with continuous integration and monitoring
  • Solid fundamental knowledge of networks, electronics, RF communications, math, and physics
  • Creative approach to problem solving, exceptional analytical skills and engineering fundamentals
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a dynamic environment
  • 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
  • Design, develop and build test platforms to best validate Starlink software
  • Develop software that allow for test execution across multiple environments: hardware-in-the-loop (HITL, HIL) and virtualized hardware simulations
  • Invent tools that enable more frequent and reliable software deployment, test execution, and data analysis as part of a continuous integration and release system
  • Analyze test results and identify bugs that require in-depth investigations with engineers across the organization
  • Work closely with developers to provide a reliable, fast, accurate and easy-to-use integrated test platform
  • Hands-on integration and troubleshooting of Starlink hardware/software
  • Identify areas for improvement in the test systems and create innovative solutions