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Falcon Structures Engineer

Falcon Structures 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 Falcon fairing architecture to achieve reusability as well as significantly lower cost, lower mass, and increase reliability over current production design.
  • Conduct design reviews internally and externally with stakeholders and customers.
  • Ensure the production, integration, and testing of current and future fairings lead to 100% mission success.


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  • Experience analyzing, designing, building, and testing primary vehicle structures for harsh environments.


  • Experience designing and analyzing fairings.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong demonstrated CAD and FEA skills.
  • Experience as a technical project lead in a fast paced team environment.
  • Understanding of design considerations including: composites analysis, damage tolerance, fatigue life, corrosion resistance, pneumatic design, performance at elevated temperatures, stress corrosion cracking, and inspection techniques.


  • Must be able to work long hours and weekends as necessary.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the ITAR here.  

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