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.
LEAD SENSORS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Our Sensors Development team works to design, test, and manufacture high performance electronic sensors for the world's most advanced launch vehicles and spacecraft. The team is responsible for end-to-end development of application specific sensor products to support critical rocket and spacecraft operations, systems, and control loops including propulsion, guidance, navigation, control, and environmental systems. We are seeking experienced, innovative technical leaders to help build the world's next generation of space transports.
Responsible for leading a diverse team of engineers and technicians in the development of a wide variety of application specific sensors
Manage project schedules, weekly task allocation, identification and removal of roadblocks, and status updates for approved sensor development projects
Attend design reviews, provide technical feedback on designs, and challenge team members to innovate
Provide mentorship and professional development opportunities for the members of the team
Work with leadership and various teams to develop architecture roadmaps which enable the execution of programmatic objectives for various launch vehicles and spacecraft
Work closely with other avionics hardware development teams to ensure continuity of best practices and processes
Act as a technical contributor on the team, with direct ownership of one or more projects
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Advanced degree in physics or engineering discipline
Project management experience from design to production of one or more technical projects
Demonstrated leadership of diverse, cross-functional teams
Experience in a fast-paced test environment with flight hardware
Experience with high reliability electro-mechanical products such as those found in automotive, medical or aerospace industries
Proficiency with at least one of: CAD and FEA, schematic capture, C/C++ programming, Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW
Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering, production and executive management teams
Able to work extended hours and weekends as needed
Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed
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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