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SpaceX // design, manufacture & launch of advanced rockets & spacecraft
Engineering, Full Time    Redmond, WA, United States    Posted: Saturday, July 03, 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.


Starlink is Spacexs ambitious program to bring high quality internet to the globe by building a constellation of thousands of satellites in low earth orbit (LEO) which we will start launching on our Falcon 9 reusable rockets this year. As a hardware development electrical engineer on the team, you will be responsible for the design, implementation & verification of the electrical hardware for the satellites & ground communication systems. 


  • Provide engineering expertise in the area of design, development & test of space hardened avionics hardware
  • Duties include subsystem design & prototyping, schematic capture, prototype bring-up & debugging, hardware bug tracking, functional verification, & signal characterization
  • Support through production & test


  • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering
  • 5+ years of professional experience in analog, digital or mixed-signal design including, but not limited to, designs using sensors, operational amplifiers, A/D & D/A converters, & filters


  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering 
  • 5+ years of professional experience with engineering projects in any one or more of the following areas: CPU/FPGA/ASIC circuit boards, consumer electronics, wireless devices, high speed interfaces, and/or low power platforms
  • 5+ years of experience with designing & implementing of analog, digital or mixed-signal circuit boards from concept through production using operational amplifiers, filters, & transistors, analog to digital & digital to analog converters, power supply components, multi-GHz Serdes, DRAM interfaces (DDR4), CAN, I2C, Ethernet, SPI, FPGAs, ASICs, & processors
  • 5+ years of experience with testing/troubleshooting/qualification techniques, signal integrity, layout & grounding principles
  • 5+ years of experience with DFx (EMC, EMI, reliability, manufacturability, test, etc.)
  • Strong emphasis on full life cycle development of new hardware systems - not small incremental updates to legacy hardware
  • Strong understanding of computers, programming languages, scripting tools & automation (C/C++, Python, Matlab, assembly language, Perl, etc.)
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry & human spaceflight
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, & demanding start-up atmosphere


  • Willing to work extended hours & 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 & 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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