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Launch Engineer
Control & Flight Operations, Falcon
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Management
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, or other engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in a test, automation, or integration engineering role
  • Experience working at a rocket launch/test facility and supporting launch/test campaigns
  • Experience working on projects that involve the integration of electrical, mechanical, and software systems
  • Demonstrated expertise with instrumentation and control components (pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid, pneumatic valves, etc.)
  • Experience testing and operating with or around hazardous systems (high pressure, high energy, hazardous gases and fluids, etc.)
  • Strong work ethic and drive for constant improvement, balanced with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex problems to a wide variety of audiences
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral
  • Must be willing to work weekends and night shifts as launch manifest dictates
  • Must be willing to travel to other launch sites in support of operational activities and launches; travel requirement is up to 15%
  • Flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments as required for system troubleshooting
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Control launch vehicle, launch pad, recovery vessels/sites, and launch countdown as a primary launch controller for SpaceX's fleet of vehicles
  • Serve as the main point of contact for launch readiness, launch anomaly resolutions, and day-to-day launch pad operations
  • Evaluate ground and flight operations to drive streamlined control room operations
  • Use fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, low voltage electrical, and mechanical system knowledge to provide guidance to teams as they troubleshoot and resolve issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Work closely with design teams to spearhead the implementation of hardware, software, and process improvements to drive towards a rapid launch-to-launch cadence
  • Develop software and processes that automate how SpaceX tests and validates ground and vehicle software
  • Help design automation back-end software to optimize how operators interact with hardware
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
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
  • 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.