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Front End Software Engineer

Front End Software Engineer

Software Development

FRONT END SOFTWARE ENGINEER OVERVIEW:
As a Front End Software Engineer at SpaceX you will shape user-centric products that are critical to the development and execution of a space mission. You will work closely with other SpaceX engineers to better understand their needs in order to create applications that anticipate and solve important problems they face. Propulsion engineers, hardware designers, rocket scientists and others throughout the company will marvel at the simplicity and usability of the interfaces you create. Your work will revolutionize the productivity of the engineering community at SpaceX and directly impact our ability to launch orbital rockets frequently, safely and reliably.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Craft aesthetically and functionally flawless user experiences.
• Deliver expert level JavaScript, HTML, and CSS code for modern browsers.
• Interface with other engineers to plan and organize the development of our products.
• Influence how and what we build with demonstrated technical expertise.
• Execute user research and requirements gathering for new and existing products.
• Understand and implement technologies across the full web stack.
• Manage the release life cycle and feature roadmap of our products.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, engineering, math or science discipline and 4+ years of experience delivering user-facing software products.
• Development experience in JavaScript, C++, or Python.
OR
• 8+ years of experience delivering user-facing software products.
• Development experience in JavaScript, C++, or Python.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Expert knowledge of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
• Significant understanding of user experience design principals and ability to contribute in design sessions.
• Knowledge of front end frameworks such as Polymer, React, Angular, or Backbone.
• Experience with vector and motion graphics, including SVG, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, and CSS.
• Experience with development for mobile platforms.
• Familiarity with the whole web stack.
• Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
• Must provide work samples and/or link to portfolio.

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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