Sr. Full Stack Software Engineer (Starship) @ SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

Job Overview

14 days ago

Sr. Full Stack Software Engineer (Starship)

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.


As a Full Stack Engineer on the Starship Software team, you will work closely with internal partners across all engineering disciplines to empower the Starship program. The mission-critical applications you create will manage vehicles, launch pads, and test sites while also accelerating engineers with better insights, observability, and features across various internal platforms.


  • Develop well-architected, responsive, and performant web applications
  • Design and implement highly available, fault-tolerant software systems that operate for long periods of time with minimal maintenance at scale
  • Deliver expert level JavaScript, HTML, and CSS code for modern browsers
  • Full stack application development
  • Craft aesthetically and functionally flawless user experiences
  • Collaborate with peers on architecture, design, and code reviews
  • Bring your voice to the table in team collaborations on architecture, design, and code reviews


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or scientific discipline and 5+ years of professional experience building software; OR 7+ years of professional experience building software in lieu of a degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience in full stack software development


  • Programming experience in Python, C#.NET, Go, Scala, Java, or similar object-oriented language
  • Production experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Front-end experience in Angular, React, or similar JavaScript framework
  • Database experience with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or similar database technologies
  • Experience with version control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery concepts
  • Expertise in profiling and improving application performance
  • Experience with build systems (Bazel, Make, Bazel/Pants/Buck, Gradle) and package management tools (pip, npm)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with UNIX-like operating systems and CI/CD tools


  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed


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.

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