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Software Engineer
Starshield, Top Secret Clearance
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Redmond, WA, USA • West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Software Testing
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or STEM discipline; OR 2+ years of professional experience in software development in lieu of a degree
  • Development experience in C, C++, or Python or full stack software development experience
  • Active Top Secret, Top Secret SCI, or DOE Level Q clearance
  • Developed and deployed software that has been used real-world applications and projects
  • Solid fundamental knowledge of computer architecture and networks
  • Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret or Top Secret SCI clearance
  • Experience with networking protocols (TCP, UDP, etc)
  • Experience developing in the Linux kernel
  • Experience in C++ for high performance systems
  • Experience with image data processing and machine learning
  • Strong background in math and physics
  • 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 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
  • Create highly reliable software systems that control hundreds of satellites in low earth orbit
  • Leverage software design to improve satellite constellation performance, security, and availability to meet the needs of a wide range of users
  • See your software through from start to finish: from figuring out the core needs to prototyping, developing, and testing; to on-orbit rollout and beyond
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to brainstorm, design, and build the next generation of satellite capabilities, from cutting-edge sensors and inter-satellite lasers to space-based cloud compute
  • Write high quality Linux-based C++ software for common processors and micro controllers (e.g. ARM, PowerPC, x86, etc.)
  • Implement networking technologies to direct data across a variety of satellites, ground operations centers, and users
  • Build automated ground-based software systems that integrate smart data processing with command and control of the satellites
  • Develop models and simulations for flight-like vehicle software testing, network performance analysis, or research & development projects
  • Develop tools that allow for test execution across multiple environments: virtualized hardware, real hardware-in-the-loop, and even vehicle-in-the-loop testing
  • Invent new systems that enable more frequent and reliable software deployment, test execution, and data analysis as part of a continuous integration and release system

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.