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 (EMBEDDED LINUX SOFTWARE)
As a flight software engineer on the Embedded Linux Software team, you will be designing, developing, and testing software that is used to launch and operate SpaceX flight systems. You will engage with other SpaceX engineers to discover the needs of the mission and code highly reliable software that turns the mission into a reality. You will be responsible for the complete life-cycle of the software you create.
- Develop highly reliable and available software systems
- Board bring-up of next-generation avionics computers
- Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints
- Write high quality structured bare metal and Linux-based software for embedded processors (e.g. ARM, PowerPC, x86, etc.)
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or scientific discipline OR 2+ years of experience in systems-level C (kernels, device drivers, hypervisors) without a degree
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Strongly prefer 2+ years of experience in systems-level C (kernels, device drivers, hypervisors) AND a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or scientific discipline
- Experience writing Linux kernel code for real-time systems
- Fluency in POSIX shell script and Python
- Have shipped embedded software in high volume products or real-time products that require high reliability and fault tolerance
- Significant understanding of embedded software principles and ability to contribute in design sessions
- Thorough knowledge of systems, computer architecture, software development, networks, and electronics
- Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing
- Effective collaboration as a team member and in large code bases
- Creative approach to problem solving and exceptional analytical skills
- Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
- Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
- Willing to work extended hours and weekends when needed
- 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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