Spacex Redmond, WA, United States
Mar 27, 2020
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. STARLINK INTEGRATION & TEST ENGINEER (VEHICLE SYSTEMS) The vehicle integration engineer interacts with almost every part and system on the vehicle. Their primary responsibility is the build, installation, and testing of both components and system-level hardware on the vehicle. Vehicle integration engineers work hand-in-hand with technicians and other groups to bring the vehicle from just a primary structure to fully functioning spaceflight-worthy vehicle. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for vehicle integration build flow and test concept of operations Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow Write, execute and troubleshoot electrical test plans and test procedures for the flight vehicle Lead ground test operations during the electrical integration and test campaign Lead efforts to develop required infrastructure, tooling, test equipment and processes to enable Production rate Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow Review test data, lead anomaly investigation and resolution, and verify system test coverage on flight or flight-representative hardware Manage work orders and driving non-conformance into actionable items and system improvements BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering or other engineering discipline 1+ years of hands on experience with mechanical/structural/fluid/electrical systems, flight hardware or test operations; experience may be with extracurricular activities or internships PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 3+ years of hands on experience with mechanical/structural/fluid/electrical systems, flight hardware or test operations Experience with build integration and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems Documentation and configuration management experience Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed. Ability to lift heavy objects, up to 25 lbs unassisted Schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required Must be willing to travel up to 25%. Position is based in Redmond, WA, however work at other SpaceX facilities for extended periods for similar work may be required Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg ITAR REQUIREMENTS: 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. SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.