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.
OPERATIONS INTEGRATION ENGINEER
Manage integration planning and scheduling of SpaceX activities on federal installations (Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg and Kennedy Space Center); activities include all elements of pre-launch processing and launch/landing manifest, airspace utilization requests, over-sized transports and research and development test events
Provide program and financial management on contract agreements with government agencies and commercial contractors for range support services
Validate/verify range requirements for federal installation documentation; develop/manage applicable range tasking documentation such as task order requests (TOR), requirements statements (RS) and universal documentation system (UDS)
Lead development of tool and techniques for range/launch operation to reduce processing time, costs and opportunities for error; truly optimizing the process, eliminating waste and not transferring workload
Implement the safety policies by managing the day to day interactions required for flight hardware processing flows from an external safety organization perspective
Seek out the solutions to technical problems with the local team along with the larger SpaceX workforce. Expect interactions with all departments and aspects of the rocket design
Function in a time sensitive and dynamic operational environment, assimilate complex information, expeditiously make irrevocable decisions based on multiple inputs, and employ a high degree of technical skill in a real-time environment
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, or other engineering discipline
1+ years of experience in systems integration, from developing requirements and planning their verification, to systems design, test preparation, and verification sign-off; past work experience, internships, team/personal projects with fluid systems, aerospace vehicles/payloads, automotive, aircraft, or marine assemblies qualify
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Ability to obtain and retain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
Experience with Range Commanders Council (RCC), Universal Documentation System (UDS) and Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) operations
Ability to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment, including frequent interactions with other engineers, managers, and U.S. government agencies
Project management skills, including organizing information, concisely communicating within a team and excellent time management abilities
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with a wide range of people
Lean Six Sigma green or black belt training/certification(s)
Experience with critical operations where real-time decision making affected success criteria
Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
Overall mental fitness with the ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment requiring prolonged mental concentration (under possible extended work hours)
Occasional travel may be required
Willingness to work outdoors
50 hour work weeks are typical, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required
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.
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