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Mission Integration Engineer

Mission Integration Engineer

Mission Management

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.

MISSION INTEGRATION ENGINEER

The Mission Management team at SpaceX is charged with leading, at a programmatic level, the successful execution of the terms and conditions agreed to by contract with our customers. They are the main interface between the SpaceX technical teams and our customers and help to ensure that our missions are successful and timely. The Mission Management team encompasses roles in product management, business development and sales support, proposal development, mission management, mission engineering, contract management, scheduling, and regulatory coordination. 

As SpaceX continues to expand our partnerships with the U.S. Government, we are looking for additional Mission Integration Engineers to help ongoing and mission-specific integration tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understanding all aspects of one’s assigned launch service contract and ensuring proper execution thereof
  • Work with launch operations group to get all range and range related documentation submitted with payload inputs, and ensure that customer launch site processing runs smoothly
  • Work with production group to understand vehicle readiness
  • Generate all content for launch license applications (FAA and ITAR)—submit FAA, facilitate ITAR submittal
  • Generate and manage the project’s master schedule and regularly report modifications to customer
  • Coordinate and chair all customer reviews and ensure that contract deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer’s expectation
  • Run all payload-to-launch vehicle integration meetings; generate and own the Interface Control Document
  • Help technical staff understand mission effort so that they can plan their tasks appropriately to maintain schedule
  • Ensure all mission related ITAR processes are adhered to
  • Primary interface for SpaceX in customer-led mission reviews

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience
  • 3+ years of technical project management experience
  • Experience working with launch vehicles

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional team and external customers
  • At least 3 years of experience working with government, NASA, or commercial launch contracts
  • Highly detail oriented, diligent, hard working with excellent customer interface skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to travel to other launch sites, vendors, and customers as necessary. Up to 25% travel.
  • 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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