SOFTWARE ENGINEER (STARLINK SPECIAL PROGRAMS)

SpaceX

Redmond, WA, United States

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Sep 12

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop highly reliable and available software systems for our low latency, high capacity satellite-based global software defined network.
  • Design and implement highly available, fault-tolerant network that operates for long periods of time with minimal maintenance at scale.
  • Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews.
  • Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to plan and organize the development of our products.
  • Invent new tools that enable more frequent and reliable software deployment, test execution, and data analysis as part of a continuous integration and release system.
  • Develop tools that allow for test execution across multiple environments: virtualized hardware, real hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and on-orbit testing.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, math, or STEM discipline; OR 2+ years of professional experience in software development in lieu of a degree.
  • Development experience in C, C++, python, or mobile development languages.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Developed, debugged and deployed software that has been used in real world applications/projects.
  • Creative approach to problem solving, exceptional analytical skills and engineering fundamentals.
  • Solid fundamental knowledge of networks, electronics, math, and physics.
  • Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization, and unit testing.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements.

Some preferred skills and experience depend on the specific team within Starlink software, and may include:

  • Experience with networking protocols (UDP, TCP/IP, etc.)
  • Experience in C++ for high performance systems.
  • Experience with security issues associated with distributed systems and internet services.
  • Deep understanding of testing, continuous integration, build, deployment & continuous monitoring.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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