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SpaceX // design, manufacture & launch of advanced rockets & spacecraft
Engineering, Full Time    Redmond, WA, United States    Posted: Saturday, September 25, 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.



  • Design & analysis of attitude determination, control systems, & state machine logic for the ground-based Starlink phased array antennas.
  • Develop features which will enable Starlink to be deployed in a variety of new applications, including ships, aircraft, spacecraft, & more.
  • Dish GNC hardware performance specification including sensor noise & performance characteristics.
  • Model derivation & high fidelity simulation for development & validation of prototype features.
  • Implementation & deployment of production software (C++) pertinent to the systems described above.


  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace, physics, electrical engineering, software engineering, or an engineering discipline.
  • Software development experience in C++.
  • Experience with attitude estimation, sensor blending, & some familiarity with design of feedback control systems.


  • Master's degree or PhD in physics or an engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated project or professional experience in state estimation, feedback control, robotics, antenna design & actuation, or similar.
  • Strong understanding of classical dynamics, modeling & simulation, & software development.
  • Capable of identifying & solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction.
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, & demanding start-up atmosphere.
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal.


  • Must be able 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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