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Data Warehouse Engineer

Data Warehouse Engineer

Information Technology - Enterprise Data Architecture

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

Data Warehouse Engineer

The Enterprise Data Engineering team is responsible for designing and developing the enterprise database architecture, data warehouse, reports, machine learning, and predictive analytics at SpaceX. We are part of a larger group called EIS (Enterprise Information Systems) that writes the software that builds rockets and powers SpaceX. We are responsible for all of the software on the factory floor, the warehouses, the financial systems, the restaurant, and even the public home page. Elon called us the "nervous system" of SpaceX because we connect all of the other teams at SpaceX to ensure that the entire rocket building process runs smoothly.

The Data Warehouse team develops the central repository of historical data from various systems for analytical reporting. A successful candidate should be able to design and develop data warehouse models that will drive decision making in a manufacturing environment.


  • Design, develop, and support an enterprise-level data warehouse that encompasses data from different systems
  • Gather business requirements from users
  • Create documentation for the data warehouse and market to the user community for adoption
  • Verify accuracy and consistency of data
  • Measure usage of the data warehouse
  • Ensure the data warehouse model works well with Analysis Services cubes
  • Develop ETL processes to support systems integration
  • End-user acceptance testing and roll-out
  • Identification of technology utilization opportunities
  • Set coding standards for the data warehouse

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering
  • 5+ years of experience developing data warehouses
  • 3+ years of experience in MS SQL Server 2012 and above
  • 3+ years of experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • SQL partitioning experience
  • Columnstore indexes experience
  • Masters in computer science or engineering
  • Debug complex stored procedures and optimize bottle necks in the ETL process
  • Test development experience
  • C# development experience
  • ERP and Manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge of version control systems (e.g. Git)
  • PowerShell experience
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to create original and creative solutions
  • Strong desire to thoroughly learn the business and be able to communicate in the same terminology as the users
  • Perform end-user training and ensure adoption of the data warehouse to the enterprise
  • Ability to cope with significant complexity while creating or modifying solutions
  • Ability to work closely with users, and be proficient with requirements gathering techniques
  • Manage user expectations and estimate project milestone timelines
  • Proven analytical skills to properly evaluate and interpret cross-functional business requirements
  • Strong presentation, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Project management experience


  • 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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