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Software Engineer (Gateway Development) - SpaceX
Redmond, WA
Posted: Aug 13, 2022 08:38

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Software Engineer (Gateway Development) at SpaceX

Redmond, WA, United States

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than the alternative. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars and beyond.


SpaceX is looking for a software developer who can build applications to facilitate the deployment of Starlink ground infrastructure around the world. This position is embedded in the infrastructure deployment team, which is responsible for deploying ground to space communication hardware around the world. This role will involve building tools, dashboards, and databases to track and direct the complex buildout of different segments of the ground infrastructure. It will also involve developing the systems to monitor the health and performance of the system to quickly respond to performance shortfalls, outages, and system failures.


  • Develop, upgrade, operate, and maintain applications, tools, and dashboards to monitor the performance and health of the Starlink ground network and enable strategic deployment of ground station assets worldwide

  • Create software solutions that integrate workflows from multiple teams including site selection, site build, site reliability, production, business, simulation, operations, regulatory, maintenance, finance, networking, application software, etc.

  • Collaborate in developing business and analytical processes for deploying ground infrastructure in complex international regulatory and limited resource environments

  • Act as a nexus of information to ensure that knowledge and technical details are seamlessly exchanged between internal and external teams working on the buildout of the Starlink network infrastructure


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, physics, data science or other engineering discipline; OR 2+ years of professional experience in software development in lieu of degree

  • Development experience with one or more programming languages: Python, Java, JavaScript, C, or C++; querying languages: SQL or PostgreSQL; and web application frameworks


  • Demonstrated ability to own projects, critically define and drive towards optimal outcomes, operate independently and collaboratively, communicate effectively, and take initiative

  • Demonstrated success in multidisciplinary project execution

  • Hands-on project experience as a team or subsystem team lead or extreme owner

  • Experience with any of the following is a bonus:

  • Creative approach to problem solving, exceptional analytical skills and engineering fundamentals

  • Experience developing, debugging, and deploying software that has been used in real world applications/projects

  • Experience writing code to analyze large datasets and communicating conclusions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience developing robust automation processes

  • Experience building enterprise systems

  • Experience with PowerBI, Tableau, Flask, GIS, or QGIS

  • Familiarity with networking protocols (UDP, TCP, IPv4, IPv6 etc)


  • 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 ( .

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.

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