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Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon Spacecraft)
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SpaceX | Hawthorne, CA
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Engineer The Future
SpaceX is a U.S.-based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. Founded in 2002, 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. Our team is made up of more than 3,000 SpaceXers located across our Hawthorne, California headquarters; and other facilities in Florida, Texas, and Washington, DC.
Advance the course of human history and pave the ways to Mars
This is SpaceX . We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push the boundaries of what is currently possible, and understand it takes rare individuals to help us make this happen. We celebrate our successes , and each other. We seek future colleagues with a rare mix of drive, passion, scrappiness, intelligence, and curiosity to seek what's beyond the stars.
Playing a direct role in advancing the course of human history is no small endeavor. Join us, and find your place in the SpaceX legacy.
Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon Spacecraft)
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 and /or Test Conductor during space vehicle integrated system tests Responsible for vehicle-level integration and test concept of operations (a.k.a. "build flow")
Cross-functional coordination between engineering and production disciplines to define the build and test sequence at the major assembly level Provides feedback to design engineering to ensure design for manufacturability and testability standards are met at the vehicle level Oversees development of detailed integration and test work instructions Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow
Provides cross-functional coordination to ensure people/parts/people are in order to support the build flow Bridges the gap between production and design engineering to resolve non-conformances, establish resolution plan and drive them to closure Identifies resource and order of operational conflicts and works to resolve them Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace or other) Two years of work experience is required (Internship time is counted) in a test engineering role. Recent hands-on experience in a manufacturing capacity. Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience with LabView Experience with project management The role is multidisciplinary, each candidate must have competency in basic analog and digital circuits, fluids, statics and mechanics, sensors and instrumentation, and data acquisition Experience in control and monitoring of complex automated systems and risk assessment/reduction of the system 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. 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 . 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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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.