Senior Software Engineer (Starlink Network)

Space Exploration Technologies Corp

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.


Want to build the next era of the Internet? Do you enjoy implementing network protocols? Are you excited about building innovative core network technologies used by people around the world to access the Internet?

This position entails creating software that is used to design, develop, launch and operate a low latency, high capacity broadband network. You will engage with other SpaceX engineers to discover the needs of the missions and code highly reliable software which turns the mission into reality. You will be responsible for the complete lifecycle of the software you create, including development, testing, and support.

The success of SpaceX's satellite internet business depends on the quality of the software that you and your team produce. That includes reliability, fault tolerance, throughput, security and user experience.


Develop highly reliable and available software systems for our low latency, high capacity satellite-based global software defined network
Design and implement highly available, fault-tolerant network that operates for long periods of time with minimal maintenance at scale
Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews
Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints
Write high quality Linux based software for common processors (e.g. ARM, PowerPC, x86, etc.)


Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or science discipline and 4+ years of experience in software development OR 6+ years of experience in software development
2+ years of experience in C++
Experience with modern networking protocols, their application and traffic types: TCP/IPv4/IPv6, gaming, voice, video, broadcast, streaming, etc


Bachelor of Science Degree in computer science, engineering, math, or science discipline
Experience in C++ for high performance systems
Developed, debugged and deployed software that has been used in real world applications/projects
Experience with security issues associated with distributed systems and large-scale consumer internet services
Thorough knowledge of systems, software development, networks, electronics, math and physics
Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing
Creative approach to problem solving, exceptional analytical skills and engineering fundamentals
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed.


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 .

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.

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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