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Space Suit Development & Test Engineer

Space Suit Development & Test Engineer

Launch and Test - Mission Operations

Space Exploration Technologies

Work to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.
SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species.
"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect on the future of humanity and life itself."
– Elon Musk
If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.
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Space Suit Development & Test Engineer


  • Perform day-to-day development and testing of the space suit and space suit elements
  • Create and execute detailed test plans to support suit and human-in-the-loop development testing
  • Communicate results verbally and through written reports
  • Document, troubleshoot, and propose solutions to anomalies and issues discovered during development
  • Perform integration with other crew systems that interface with space suits, including seats, environmental controls and life support, search and rescue equipment, communications, and displays and controls.
  • Prepare space suit qualification and acceptance test plans and procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience planning and conducting tests, including use of test instrumentation and control components
  • Experience designing and testing structural and/or fluid systems
  • Experience using Unigraphics or related CAD software

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to conduct detailed technical and cost trades for spacesuit systems.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of both historical and developmental spacesuit designs.
  • Familiarity with fluid systems and components
  • Innovative and creative but also achievable design philosophy.
  • Technical experience with other crew systems and equipment.
  • Must be self-motivated with strong organizational and written & oral communication skills.

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.

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, 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 Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.


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