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Dragon 2 Mechanical Engineer

Dragon 2 Mechanical Engineer

Structures - Mechanical Design and 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.



  • Drive the design and development of primary and secondary structures for our current and next generation launch vehicles
  • Perform due diligence on designs including hand calculations, FEA, and CAD
  • Run design reviews internally and participate in reviews with suppliers and customers
  • Own the prototype delivery timeline through inception, design, assembly and launch


  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline
  • Experience with CAD and FEA software packages


  • Experience with NX or other major CAD packages
  • Hands-on project experience, preferably as a team or sub-team lead
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills


  • Willing to travel to launch and test sites to support integration and test work, especially on first-article products


  • 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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