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SpaceX // design, manufacture & launch of advanced rockets & spacecraft
Engineering, Full Time    Redmond, WA, United States    Posted: Saturday, August 07, 2021
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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. 


Want to build the next era of the Internet? Want to develop the infrastructure necessary to operate thousands of satellites in space & bring high speed broadband to every corner of the world? SpaceX is looking for an experienced Site Reliability Engineer to design, operate & scale the infrastructure we use to run Starlink, a global ISP & the worlds largest satellite constellation. We have no shortage of hard problems & challenges. The ideal candidate will be flexible, possess broad skills across product operations & software development, & flourish in a fast-paced & challenging environment. 


  • Develop automation to deploy & manage compute resources both on-premises & in the cloud.
  • Deploy & manage core infrastructure such as databases, monitoring & storage.
  • Closely collaborate with Software Engineers to create highly scalable, operable & maintainable products.
  • Engage in & improve the whole lifecycle of services -- from inception & design, through deployment, operation & refinement. 


  • 1+ years of Site Reliability or DevOps experience.
  • 1+ years of experience with Linux operating systems.
  • Experience with Terraform, Ansible, or other infrastructure tools.
  • Experience with containerization technologies (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Automation experience in Bash, Python, and/or other scripting languages.
  • Experience with source code & version control tools such as Git.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems/IT, or an engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of Systems Administration, Site Reliability Engineering, or DevOps experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Python & Python-based development frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of Docker, Vagrant, & Kubernetes, or similar technologies.
  • Strong understanding of virtualization & hypervisor technologies.
  • Understanding of databases & data modeling.
  • Experience with automatically managing dozens or hundreds of servers.
  • Focus on performance bottlenecks & performance improvement techniques.
  • Strong networking knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • Must be comfortable working with mission critical, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with customers, peers, management etc. in both formal & informal situations.


  • Ability to work long hours & weekends 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 & qualifications & 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 SpaceXs Affirmative Action Plan for veterans & 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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