Sr. Operations Software Engineer (Starlink) @ SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Sr. Operations Software Engineer (Starlink)

SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

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.


One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink network is our solution to providing reliable internet to the entire world. We are looking for a talented engineer to help design processes and systems for a factory that will output millions of user terminals (a SpaceX designed and manufactured product that consumers will have in their homes to access our network).

The success of Starlink depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, and security of the products that we deliver. If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult problems where resolutions have high impact; and if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this role will be an ideal next career step.


  • Deploy, operate, upgrade, and scale a suite of automation used to directly monitor, alert, and operationalize the high-volume Starlink user terminal production lines
  • Support troubleshooting the performance of on-the-floor automation
  • Develop interdisciplinary software solutions and tools to optimize engineering time and eliminate redundancies
  • Take full ownership of application life cycles, including need-finding and continuous improvement by working closely with engineering and production teams
  • Deliver production-quality code against aggressive timelines



  • Programming experience in Python, C#.NET, Java, or similar object-oriented language
  • 4+ years of rigorous experience building single page web applications
  • Expertise in designing software systems
  • Familiarity working in a high-volume manufacturing and production environment
  • Deep understanding of testing, continuous integration, build, deployment & monitoring
  • Expertise in profiling and improving application performance
  • Front-end experience in Angular, React, or similar JavaScript framework
  • Database experience with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or similar database technologies


  • Must be able to work extended hours, some nights and/or weekends when needed
  • Must be able to travel - up to 5-15% travel may be required to other SpaceX facilities


Pay Range:
Software Engineer/Senior: $160,000.00 - $220,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • 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 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.

Similar Jobs


Director of Health IT Security Operations

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

Manage HIT security operations, infrastructure, and systems. The Director of Health IT (HIT) Security Operations is a critical resource at MLK Community…


Newport Beach, CA

The Applications Analyst is responsible for coordinating all issues that arise during the project for their application areas and must be very knowledgeable…

Century City, CA

Exposure to Bloomberg, CRD, Aladdin or any portfolio type software. The Data Management Analyst supports the day-to-day operations in setting up accurate and…


Data Center Operations Analyst (Temporary Assignment)

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Downey, CA

The Data Center Operations Analyst performs production control and operation support functions, prepares schedules, initiates runs, and resolves production…

Los Angeles, CA

Ensures that monitoring operations comply with all applicable government regulations and standards. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software…


Process/Operations Engineer

Kindeva Drug Delivery Careers

Los Angeles, CA

Application of technical knowledge and extensive experience will be required to lead process improvement projects, develop and install capital equipment,…

Edwards, CA

The incumbent must maintain excellent communications and analytical skills and working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application…


Los Angeles, CA

Provides recommendations for decisions affecting business operations and strategic initiatives. USC Credit Union is looking for a skilled Business Intelligence …

Santa Barbara, CA

Experience utilizing cloud based software. Experience with on-orbit operations. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to develop, integrate, and test…

Fountain Valley, CA

This position plays an important role working with the Infra Operations Principal who is accountable for day-to-day operations and Infra Service Delivery…

Irvine, CA

This Break Through Tech Co-Op position, which is part of the Verizon Campus Program, will give you a chance to channel your drive and enthusiasm as part of a 16…

Cerritos, CA

In coordination with core business units (accounting, operations, brokerage, sales, etc), lead the design and implementation of system functions to meet…

San Diego, CA

Strong interests and technical understanding of environmental issues and their impacts to business operations required. Right to Work (English/Spanish).

Westlake Village, CA

Administer and maintain the Company's operations, including for safety purposes. As required, working either on-call or as scheduled outside of normal business…


Lynwood, CA

Oversee program daily operations, including strategic planning and fiscal management. Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational…

Fountain Valley, CA

This position plays an important role working with the Infra Operations Principal who is accountable for day-to-day operations and Infra Service Delivery…

Los Angeles, CA

D empowers organizations to achieve highly intelligent and resilient operations in weeks, not months or years. Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Inventory Technician I

Astreya Partners

Los Angeles, CA

Assist with utilizing Inventory Data management software to maintain inventory accuracy and workflow. Inventory Technicians are responsible for providing the…


Los Angeles, CA

Provides direction and support relative to research, implementation, operation, enhancement, analysis, reporting and performance of their product(s) or product…

Burbank, CA

Familiarity with Information Security best practices and the role of security policy in business operations. Produce clear and concise written documentation.


Project Manager

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

Proficient in the use of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and project management software. The role involves working on complex projects that directly effects Divisions…

Los Angeles, CA

D empowers organizations to achieve highly intelligent and resilient operations in weeks, not months or years. Implement large scale data ecosystems.

Costa Mesa, CA

D empowers organizations to achieve highly intelligent and resilient operations in weeks, not months or years. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ontario, CA

Create and document all aspects of the software engineering processes for products under development, incorporating the highest quality standards, cost…