Human spaceflight is inherently risky. SpaceX develops rigorous test campaigns to exercise all flight systems in order to maximize success. Dragon Controllers develop a comprehensive understanding of the vehicle systems, requiring a rare cross disciplinary perspective. As a Dragon Controller, you’ll serve as the last line of defense in evaluating the flightworthiness of our Dragon spacecraft through the development, automation, and execution of test procedures to put Dragon through its final paces before flight. Your contributions will directly impact astronaut safety and enable human exploration in the final frontier.
- Lead the execution of both Cargo and Crew Dragon spacecraft testing during pre-flight processing and launch campaigns.
- Act as a Dragon vehicle controller and test conductor during Dragon integrated system tests, launch operations, and recovery operations.
- Develop automated test procedures that evaluate the flight-worthiness of the spacecraft.
- Contribute to automated test infrastructure (hardware and software) as necessary for automated test development.
- Closely collaborate with a wide range of engineering staff and highly skilled technicians on a daily basis.
- Work with Government and commercial customers on pre- and post- flight preparations for human spaceflight.
- Troubleshoot and develop long-term solution for technical problems in collaboration with Cape and larger SpaceX workforce.
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, or other engineering discipline.
- 2+ years of experience in a test/automation/integration engineering role (internships and design/build/compete project teams qualify).
- Master’s degree in engineering or technical discipline.
- Experience in control and monitoring of complex automated systems and risk assessment/reduction of the system.
- Proficiency with programming in Python.
- Competency in analog and digital circuits, fluids, statics and mechanics, sensors and instrumentation, data acquisition, and software.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Management
Job Location: Tampa, FL, US
Application Deadline: N/A