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Sr. Application Software Engineer, - SpaceX

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Job Title
Sr. Application Software Engineer,
Job Location
Hawthorne, CA, United States
Job Description

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.


Starlink, our revolutionary satellite constellation, is delivering low-latency broadband internet around the world. As a member of the application software team working on you will be building out the global platform the supports all Starlink customers. We are looking for engineers who treat fellow teammates with fairness, respect, and support to uphold SpaceX’s no-tolerance policy on harassment, racism, and discrimination as we continue to work towards our goals. 

We have no shortage of hard problems and challenges. The ideal candidate will be flexible, possess broad skills across product operations and software development, and flourish in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Aerospace experience is not required to be successful here - we look for smart, motivated, respectful, collaborative engineers who love solving problems and want to make an impact on a super inspiring mission. You will have full ownership of challenging problems, working with a team of enthusiastic engineers with diverse perspectives to design and produce solutions that enable SpaceX to move towards our goals at a rapid pace. The success of the missions at SpaceX depends on the software that you and your team produce. 


  • Develop highly reliable and scalable distributed systems across SpaceX 
  • Design and build advanced and highly scalable automated test tooling, frameworks, best practices and infrastructure 
  • Design and deploy scalable hosted systems on GCP to Kubernetes, Cloud Run and more
  • Own all aspects of software engineering and product development 
  • Deep dive into your users’ problems to find and create efficient solutions 
  • Bring your voice to the table in team collaborations on architecture, design, and code reviews 


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or scientific discipline and 4+ years of software development experience; OR 6+ years of professional experience building software 
  • Experience in full stack development 


  • Programming experience in Python, C#.NET, Go, Scala, Java, or similar object-oriented language 
  • 4+ years of rigorous experience building single page web applications 
  • Experience with version control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery concepts 
  • Expertise in designing software systems 
  • Experience working on large e-commerce or similar systems 
  • Experience with testing, continuous integration, build, deployment & monitoring 
  • Expertise in profiling and improving application performance 
  • Experience working with distributed systems using Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, or similar technologies 
  • Production experience with Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Front-end experience in Angular, React, or similar JavaScript framework 
  • Database experience with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or similar database technologies 


  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends when needed


  • 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.

SpaceX Headquarters Location

Hawthorne, CA

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SpaceX Company Size

Between 10,000 - 20,000 employees

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SpaceX Total Amount Raised


SpaceX Funding Rounds

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  • Private Equity

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $1,724,965,480 USD

  • Grant

    $69,950,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $337,355,200 USD

  • Secondary Market

    $755,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $14,470,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $850,000,000 USD

  • Undisclosed

    $1,900,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $346,200,000 USD

  • Grant

    $3,000,000 USD

  • Undisclosed

    $535,744,188 USD

  • Series J

    $486,198,978 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series I

    $214,000,000 USD

  • Series H

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series H

    $351,000,000 USD

  • Series G

    $1,000,000,000 USD

  • Secondary Market

    $30,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $30,435,000 USD

  • Series E

    $15,025,000 USD

  • Series D

    $29,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $32,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $11,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $61,000,000 USD