SpaceX is hiring an

Avionics EEE Parts Engineer (Component Engineer)

Redmond, United States

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.

Avionics EEE Parts Engineer (Component Engineer)


  • Administer tailored EEE parts program compliance for NASA and Air Force spacecraft and launch vehicles
  • Serve as technical liaison within the SpaceX certification program
  • Evaluate and approve Parts Approval Requests (PAR) using physics of failure based reliability principles, including an assignment of suitability for the application, and the intended environment
  • Coordinate Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) and result evaluations
  • Develop and maintain lists of preferred manufacturers and approved parts by establishing relationships with parts manufacturers and evaluate part level qualification and reliability
  • Manage Product Change Notifications (PCN) and assess impacts
  • Advise EE designers on part selection and manufacturing processes
  • Coordinate and drive EEE parts root cause failure analysis and evaluate the results

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Reliability Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Device Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Engineering and/or Physics
  • 1+ years of experience with EEE part design and construction, wafer fabrication, electronic packaging, electronic materials, and/or EEE part reliability and qualification

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Masters or PhD in one of the fields listed above
  • 3+ years of experience with EEE parts engineering in commercial, automotive, military, and/or aerospace industries
  • Experience with physics of failure approach to reliability
  • Fundamental knowledge of failure modes and mechanisms in active and passive EEE parts
  • Experience with accelerated environmental screening and qualification techniques, and corresponding acceleration factors
  • Experience with DPA and root cause failure analysis
  • Experience in a wafer fabrication, EEE part production, design, assembly, packaging, and testing facilities
  • Knowledge of manufacturing qualification and process controls and the differences between commercial, automotive, military, and space grade EEE parts
  • Familiar with the following standards: AEC, MIL-PRF-38535, MIL-PRF38534, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-1580, EEE-INST-002, PEM-INST-001, SMC-S-011, SMC-S-010, SMC-S-016, IPC, GEIA-STD-0005-2
  • Must have strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision

Additional Requirements:

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

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 ITAR here.

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