Flight Reliability Engineer
Starlink Aviation
Posted on 3/24/2023

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
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Product Design
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 1+ years in a manufacturing, quality and/or design engineering role (student project team or internship experience qualifies)
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, enthusiasm for the team's spirit of innovation and mission of improving reliability in cutting-edge technology
  • Demonstrated capability to think creatively and solve complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials engineering, or electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as Lean principles, measurement systems analysis, design of experiments, statistical process control, root cause analysis and corrective action, process failure mode and effects analysis (PFMEA), control plans, and various problem-solving approaches
  • Experience in a fast-paced, iterative design environment within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, marine, aerospace, or automotive industries
  • Programming experience in Python, C or SQL with an emphasis on data analysis
  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and offsite as needed
  • Ability to travel up to 25% 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
  • Responsible for assessing pre-launch risks and potential mitigations with design, analysis, and operations teams, as well as communicating these risks to engineering leadership and FAA
  • Lead pre-flight readiness reviews during launch campaigns to verify all pre-flight risks are mitigated appropriately and critical pre-flight testing and review activities are completed
  • Review data, anomalies, and observations for existing fleet
  • Lead root cause investigations of significant in-flight anomalies and drive corrective actions
  • Communicate the overall performance of the fleet relative to the mission objectives to internal and external customers
  • Investigate observations or anomalies and make clear recommendations for real-time or future actions
  • Implement lessons learned to improve existing Starlink Aviation design and processes, as well as review product design and operations concepts for future applications