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Sr. Mission Integration Engineer, Human Spaceflight - SpaceX
Brownsville, TX
Posted: Aug 13, 2022 08:38

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Sr. Mission Integration Engineer, Human Spaceflight at SpaceX

Brownsville, TX, United States

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.


The Human Spaceflight Programs team is looking for exemplary individuals capable of supporting our extensive portfolio of human spaceflight missions for Starship and Dragon. The Starship constituents on our team are leading the programmatic development and execution of the Human Landing System (HLS) as part of NASA's Artemis program to return humans and cargo to lunar orbit and the Moon's surface. Our Dragon team members lead the program for our multiple Crew and Cargo missions per year for both NASA and private astronaut missions to the International Space Station or free-flight in Low Earth Orbit.

Our close-knit team serves as the main interface between SpaceX and our customers to help develop and certify the vehicles, systems, and operations needed to take humans to and from space, all while nurturing robust customer relationships. Members of the team develop many capabilities and excel across a breadth of functions including systems engineering, mission management, project and contract management, proposal and sales development, requirements verification, and regulatory coordination.

Sr. Mission Integration Engineers also serve as mission and subsystem specialists for cargo, operations, certification, and recovery. The cargo specialist role, for example, manages all cargo activities from pre-launch analysis to on-orbit operations and eventual recovery and return to the customer. Team members have the opportunity to work with groups and technology from all areas of SpaceX, providing a critical integration role across the company and with our customers. SpaceX is opening the new space age, and we need a meticulous and persuasive self-starter to jump in and help pave the way!


  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and certify human spaceflight vehicles and systems for missions to the lunar surface, cislunar space, and/or low earth orbit in order to ensure compliance and verification of all customer requirements

  • Collaborate with and help integrate SpaceX and customer teams to consider all necessary design and implementation trades to ensure end-to-end mission success

  • Collaborate with engineering, production, and operations to drive readiness of vehicles, cargo, and crew while recognizing how changes impact requirements, vehicle risk, and launch dates

  • Understand, develop, and summarize technical content on complex designs, trade studies, risks, and issues for internal, customer, and executive presentations

  • Coordinate and chair customer forums, boards, and reviews to ensure that deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer's expectation

  • Guide technical development and maintenance of the Starship, Dragon, and F9 product lines to meet the end objectives of current and future customer contracts and missions

  • Generate and verify interface control documents for internal and/or external vehicles including NASA and other organization's vehicle and systems, cargo, and payloads

  • Assess payload and vehicle structural and electrical design and analysis to be able to negotiate payload requirements, accommodations, and vehicle capability upgrades

  • Lead payload integration for customer payloads while working with internal and external stakeholders to develop hardware, software, and processes required to fly unique customer cargo and powered payloads

  • As assigned, perform all duties related to cargo, operations, and/or certification specialist roles

  • Work with the SpaceX operations team and external customers to develop Crew integration and operations plans


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or physics

  • 5+ years of industry experience

  • 2+ years of technical project management experience

  • 2+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with direct experience negotiating technical deliverables or scope

  • Experience with systems engineering/requirements verification experience

  • Diplomacy, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working with cross-functional teams and external customers

  • Highly detail oriented, diligent, and hardworking

  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere

  • Experience working with government, NASA, or commercial space programs

  • Experience working with launch vehicles, spacecraft, or astronauts

  • Coding or other automation experience (SQL, Excel, Python, etc.)

  • Experience working with CAD tools


  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed to support critical efforts and operations

  • Must be willing to travel to other launch sites, test sites, vendors, other SpaceX offices, and customer locations as necessary


  • 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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