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.

SR. UX DESIGNER

The senior UX designer is responsible for driving development and design of the digital interfaces for both SpaceX and Starlink including both external and internal websites, related templates and the Starlink app. They will work with both internal and external resources to create the best possible user experience for both our customers and our fan base across SpaceX and Starlink platforms.  

The senior UX designer will leverage their extensive experience building digital interfaces to ensure the highest quality end product for our users. This role is expected to be a hands-on designer with a bias for testing, iterating and incorporating feedback to enhance the user experience. They will take the initiative to identify design needs across the organization as well as executing on the solutions. They are expected to be very collaborative, working closely with our engineering teams to develop an intimate understanding of SpaceX’s products and services in order to deliver the appropriate design solution.

SpaceX is one of the most exciting brands on Earth and is bringing revolutionary changes to the space industry. A dynamic, entrepreneurial senior UX designer will be a key part of our team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop wireframes, screen flows and storyboards-based business needs and user feedback
  • Continuously analyze user activity and feedback to make design improvements and enhance the user experience
  • Introduce best practices based on past experience for information architectures that best support the needs of our customers and fan base
  • Develop prototypes as a means of soliciting feedback from internal stakeholders and sharing best practices
  • Ability to understand business goals and translate that into superior design with minimal input and/or direction
  • Develop and maintain processes for ensuring a high quality and consistent aesthetic all SpaceX and Starlink assets
  • Work independently on strategic issues with internal clients, managing fairly complex projects
  • Effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in UX or product design
  • Experience with wireframing tools such as Figma and Adobe XD
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe XD
  • Bachelor’s degree

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design
  • Experience working for both agencies and in-house
  • Experience in an environment with a bias for testing and iterating quickly in lieu of extensive research
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a multi-project design/production environment
  • Highly organized with exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record of successful design and integration, and the delivery of projects on time and within the given budget.
  • Strong understanding of and experience in corporate branding, layout, color theory and typography in both print and digital media
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines are essential for our fast-paced environment
  • Expert in current graphic design practices and web production software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects
  • Experience in UX design and CAD modeling
  • Knowledge of web site structure and functionality; understanding of how web-based technologies apply to web design such as HTML, Flash, CSS, and AJAX

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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