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Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon Controller)
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SpaceX | Hawthorne, CA
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Job Description

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.
Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon Controller)
Develop and execute build and test procedures for the integration and test of flight hardware and ground support equipment.
Writes test procedures, develop automated test sequences and telemetry handling files. Updates/develops the ground control software to support vehicle testing. Participates in the design of periphery systems that interface with the ground software and vehicle that supports integration. Acts as Vehicle Controller or Test Conductor during space vehicle integrated system tests. Responsible for vehicle-level integration and test concept of operations (a.k.a. "build flow"). Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow. Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace) Two years of work experience is required (internship time is counted) in a test engineering role. Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience with LabView Experience with project management Experience with basic analog and digital circuits, fluids, statics, mechanics, sensors, instrumentation, and data acquisition. Experience in control and monitoring of complex automated systems and risk assessment/reduction of the system Masters of Science in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace) Additional Requirements:
Travel to our launch sites at least once a month will be required. This position is very hands-on and requires one to be on their feet for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours at time. Will often work side by side with our technicians and will sometimes require one to work in tight areas with little room. Must be willing to work long hours and weekends when required. 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 .

About SpaceX

SpaceX is developing a family of launch vehicles and spacecraft intended to increase the reliability and reduce the cost of both manned and unmanned space transportation, ultimately by a factor of ten. With the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 vehicles, SpaceX offers highly reliable/cost-efficient launch capabilities for spacecraft insertion into any orbital altitude and inclination. Starting in 2010, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will provide Earth-to-LEO transport of pressurized and unpressurized cargo, including resupply to the International Space Station (ISS). Founded in 2002, SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund and DFJ. The SpaceX team now numbers nearly 800, with corporate headquarters in Hawthorne, California.