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Sr. Flight Software Engineer

Sr. Flight Software Engineer

Software Development

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.

Sr. Flight Software Engineer
As a software engineer on the flight software team, you will be creating software that is used to design, develop, launch and operate SpaceX flight systems. You will engage with other SpaceX engineers to discover the needs of the mission and code highly reliable software that turns the mission into a reality. You will be responsible for the complete lifecycle of the software you create, from development to testing to operation during a mission. You will accept a large degree of personal responsibility, work on awesome stuff and every day be completely baffled as to how you ever worked anywhere else.

Responsibilities

  • Develop highly reliable and available software systems
  • Design and implement fault detection and mitigation in software
  • Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints
  • Write high quality structured bare metal, Linux based software for embedded processors (e.g. ARM, PowerPC, x86, etc.)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or science discipline and 4+ years of experience in C++ for high performance systems

Or

  • 8+ years of experience in C++ for high performance systems

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Have shipped embedded software in high volume products or real time products that require high reliability and fault tolerance
  • Thorough knowledge of systems, software development, networks, electronics, math and physics
  • Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing
  • Effectively worked as a team member and in large code bases
  • Creative approach to problem solving and exceptional analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment that includes working with changing needs and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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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