SpaceX is hiring a

Software Engineer

McGregor, 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.

Software Engineer

• The Test Software team plays a critical role in the testing of all of our advanced, proven, and developmental propulsion systems. Utilizing top-notch programming capabilities and skills, our software engineers design customized LabVIEW-based applications that support testing operations. As the amount of hardware arriving in for testing increases, the test software engineering team will play a critical role. By working on efficiencies and optimization, they utilize these tools to drive for better usability and automation with our testing processes and procedures.

• Design and maintain National Instruments SCXI/PXI/C series data acquisition systems
• Identify hardware requirements and compatibility
• Assemble, setup, and validate DAQ hardware configurations
• Troubleshoot DAQ hardware related problems
• Benchmark system performance and performance margins
• Design and maintain LabVIEW-based applications and utilities to support propulsion testing operations
• Integration of new features into existing systems
• Full life cycle software development
• Provide technical support for testing operations
• Create and maintain software development standards
• Evaluate new systems, technologies, and architectures to reduce development time, increase reliability, and to streamline operations
• Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science
• 2+ years of LabVIEW development experience

Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) 
• 5+ years of LabVIEW development experience
• Experience with Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
• Experience using test instrumentation and control components (pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers)
• Experience with NI Diadem
• Familiarity with Linux
• Understanding of basic computer networking (TCP/IP, UDP, firewalls)
• Ability to learn new skills, programming languages and applications quickly (Python, C, C++, .NET, OOP, UML, Databases)
• Basic skill level using Python for programming
• Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
• Expert skill level using Windows Operating Systems
• Demonstrated ability in the design of large LabVIEW applications
• Ability to create intuitive graphical user interfaces
• Ability to implement and troubleshoot National Instruments hardware
• Ability to marshal resources to get things done effectively and efficiently
• Ability to solve problems calling for technical analysis
• Ability to make independent judgments with limited information
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Ability to rapidly change roles and responsibilities while working in a fast-paced, challenging work environment

Additional Requirements:
• Ability to sit for long periods of time (8+ hours per day)
• Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed (flexibility required)
• This is not a remote position, this position will require relocation

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.

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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