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Software Engineer (Simulation Software)
Hawthorne, CA

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Job Description


As an engineer on the simulation software team, you will design, develop, and test high-fidelity simulations of all SpaceX flight systems. You will develop core simulation infrastructure as well as models of fluid, electronic, and multi-body physics systems. You will work with other SpaceX engineers to learn about the systems you simulate and how your simulations will be used to develop cutting-edge software and hardware.


* Develop high-fidelity simulation software for all vehicles
* Improve reliability and performance of simulation software
* Work with vehicle software and GNC teams to develop new features for testing in the simulation environment and improve user experiences
* Provide strong technical leadership, focus on continuous improvement

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or science discipline OR 2+ years of experience in software development
* Experience programming in C++

Preferred Skills and Experience:

* Strong software design and development skills
* Thorough knowledge of physics and math
* Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing
* Creative approach to problem solving
* 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

Additional Requirements:

* Willing to work extended hours and weekends when needed

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, 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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