Application Software Engineer Ii

Spacex | Hawthorne

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (1700 reviews)

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.


We are seeking a Software Engineer II to help us build and maintain application software solutions throughout SpaceX. We are a team of flexible engineers, capable of engineering at any level of the stack, driving projects, guiding products, operating our environments, handling support, and thoroughly testing changes. We organize ourselves internally to best solve application and process issues to make the company more efficient and effective.

We are currently organized into the following groups:

  • The Design, Build, Launch program is responsible for software that accelerates Dragon, Falcon, and Starship production
  • The Starlink Constellation program is responsible for software that helps manage our satellite constellation and ground networks
  • The Starlink Consumer program is responsible for software that allows Starlink customers to get information about Starlink, order, track their shipment, and manage their account
  • The Starlink Manufacturing program is responsible for software that accelerates the production of hardware for the Starlink network
  • The Build Reliability program is responsible for software that ensures we build durable, high quality, predictable, and safe spacecraft

As a Software Engineer II, you will engage with other SpaceX engineers to discover the needs of the mission and write software to turn the objectives of that mission into reality. You will be responsible for the complete lifecycle of the software you maintain: planning, development, testing, and support.

The success of the missions at SpaceX depends on the software that you and your team produce. Aerospace experience is not required to be successful here - rather we look for smart, motivated, collaborative engineers who love solving problems and want to make an impact on a super inspiring mission.


  • Build highly reliable software solutions that are used across SpaceX
  • Invent new tools that improve how the business at SpaceX operates
  • Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews
  • Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints
  • Own all aspects of software engineering and product development
  • Deep dive into your users’ problems, find efficient solutions
  • Provide strong technical leadership, focus on continuous improvement
  • Seek out faults within our application suite and implement solutions to improve


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or scientific discipline and 2 years of software development experience OR 4+ years of professional experience building software
  • Experience in full stack development


  • Programming experience in Python, C#.NET, Go, Java, or similar object oriented language
  • 4+ years of rigorous experience building single page web applications
  • Expertise in designing software systems
  • Expertise in testing and infrastructure
  • Expertise in profiling and improving application performance
  • Front-end experience in Angular, React, or similar Javascript framework
  • Database experience with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or similar database technologies


  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends as needed for critical deadlines


  • 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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