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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.



  • Oversee the build & test process for the pneumatic, hydraulic & structural subassemblies of the Falcon launch vehicle, focusing on the Falcon Heavy separation system
  • Assist design engineers in guiding new designs from concepts to qualified, production-capable spaceflight mechanisms
  • Work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability & test requirements, then implement in a rapidly-evolving production environment
  • Develop, qualify, & refine manufacturing & test processes to bring products from prototype to high-volume production
  • Define & create first-of-their-kind standards & practices within industry, driving SpaceX to the forefront of aerospace hardware manufacturability
  • Interface with other engineers, subject matter experts, & technicians to solve large-scale production challenges
  • Ideate & implement tooling & test solutions, enabling high quality build of SpaceX hardware
  • Quickly resolve non-conformances & work with the Quality team to implement root cause corrective actions
  • Identify, plan, & execute capital equipment, machine, & layout upgrades to the meet volume production demand
  • Mentor other team members on high-level engineering tasks, promoting the team culture & technical excellence across resources


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or STEM discipline
  • 1+ years of engineering experience in manufacturing, design, test, or development (internship & project team experience is applicable)


  • Experience with the building & testing of fluid and/or electrical systems
  • Experience with the build & test of pneumatic, hydraulic, & structural assemblies
  • Experience with test equipment (pumps, valves, heaters, instrumentation, data acquisition, & automation)
  • Experience with scientific computer science languages (Python, MATLAB, or similar)
  • Experience with fluid & electrical system simulation & automation testing
  • Experience data reduction & post-processing tools
  • Mechanical component and/or tooling design & analysis (3D computer-aided design)
  • Knowledge of metallic manufacturing techniques, processes, & equipment related to machining, welding, drilling, & automation
  • Experience working with GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) & familiarity with complex tolerance stack-ups
  • Experience with process development from R&D to high-volume manufacturing
  • Experience writing work instructions & procedures for critical aerospace parts
  • Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry


  • Willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
  • Will sometimes be working directly with the hardware on the floor & will have to be comfortable stooping, bending, & standing


Pay range:
Integration & Test Engineer/Level I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Integration & Test Engineer/Level II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/per year

Your actual level & base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis & may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge & skills, education, & experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses & the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, & dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, & various other discounts & perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. 1158, or be 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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