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Sr. Modeling and Simulations Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics
  • 5+ years professional experience in an engineering role
  • Experience using open-source machine learning libraries such as Tensorflow, PyTorch or scikit-learn
  • Experience with optimization theory and techniques such as least squares, sequential quadratic programming, annealing, and genetic algorithms
  • Experience with Python and/or C++
  • Master's degree in mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline
  • 10+ years of experience developing models and simulations
  • Capability to solve complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Experience developing and applying algorithms used in production software managed by a multi-disciplinary engineering team
  • Background in multi-agent optimization or mission planning
  • Experience with non-linear programming and statistics such as multi-variate distributions, hypotheses checking, and chi-squared
  • Experience building and training cutting edge reinforcement learning models
  • Demonstrated professional experience in kalman filter design
  • Demonstrated professional experience in high performance / parallel computing
  • Background in space system design or operations
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active TS or TS/SCI clearance. Note that an active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions. If so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Must be able to travel <10% of the time
  • 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 cutting edge algorithms and perform analyses of various architectures that include space vehicles, satellites, sensors, communications, and ground infrastructure, evolving or creating new approaches based on analysis results
  • Create a library of algorithms and system models of space and ground systems, for inclusion in the simulation environment
  • Evaluate the effectivity of various approaches, balancing mission objectives against factors such as development and operational costs
  • Communicate across engineering disciplines and technology areas to integrate capabilities you identify as the most beneficial to SpaceX
  • Knit large variety of models and algorithms / methods together to solve complex multi-agent mission planning problems
  • Communicate technical capabilities and analyses with internal stakeholders and external customers
  • Provide critical peer review and approval of designs during design reviews, and of acceptance and qualification test campaigns
  • Play an integral part of an agile team that will continuously iterate on spacecraft and mission design through all phases of the program

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.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.