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.
Work on the world’s most advanced manned spacecraft along with a brilliant and passionate team of engineers, who are tackling difficult problems and pushing the boundaries of rocketry.
Develop (design, analyze, build, and test) propulsion engines, fluid components (i.e., valves, instrumentation, etc.), tanks/pressure vessels, and/or fluid systems for the Dragon spacecraft
Own critical spacecraft propulsion hardware/systems, as every engineer at SpaceX assumes profound responsibility for their hardware
Interface with our world-class production team to ensure designs are successfully translated into the fleet of Dragon spacecraft that is revolutionizing access to space
Bachelor's degree in aeronautical/astronautical, aerospace or mechanical engineering
1 year of experience with design (CAD), analysis (structural and fluids), and materials
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree in aeronautical/astronautical, aerospace or mechanical engineering
Strong understanding of spacecraft and/or launch vehicle propulsion systems and fluid components
Experienced in NX 8.5 or other CAD package (PTC Creo, CATIA) with a solid understanding and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5-1994
Proficient in basic principles of compressible and incompressible flow, thermodynamics, thermochemistry, mechanics, materials, and electrical circuits
Professional or project experience with FEMAP, ANSYS, or similar finite element analysis (FEA) software tools, as well as good understanding of fatigue, fracture, and crack propagation
Knowledge of metallic and fluid system manufacturing techniques, processes, equipment, and other processes such as: machining, electron beam welding, orbital tube welding, tube bending, structural assembly, etc.
Good understanding and experience working with aerospace materials (metals, plastics, composites)
Solid understanding of test methods/setups and data acquisition systems
Ability to perform trade studies using first principals and engineering fundamentals to make clear recommendations even with partial information
Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment, including frequent interactions with technicians, other engineers, and managers
Highly self-motivated with strong organizational and written/oral communication skills – able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with ongoing drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of work
Must be available to work extended hours and weekends, as needed
Able to travel to remote sites in Texas, Florida, and Central California as needed
ITAR REQUIREMENTS: 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.
To be considered, Click here to apply - you can also access the official application by clicking on "Continue to Application."
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.
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SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft.