Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Orbit Determination Engineer in Redmond, Washington
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. ORBIT DETERMINATION ENGINEER OVERVIEW: In order to operate the SpaceX satellite constellation, orbit determination and orbit analysis will play a key role - between supporting safe space flight from possible conjunctions, to managing satellite state from various sources. You are the engineer that other engineers can count on; you are technical; you attack every problem with enthusiasm; you remove hurdles. You are a self-starter, team player, have the hunger to venture into unknown areas to make the system work. RESPONSIBILITIES: Interface with space object tracking services and agencies in support of conjunction avoidance Space object catalog management Conjunction risk analysis Micrometeorite Orbital Debris MMOD characterization and analysis Satellite state management for ground systems Conjunction avoidance operational workflow Communicating conjunction screening workflow to software development team Testing operational systems BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of Science degree in aerospace engineering, physics or computer science PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Able to build orbit determination applications from first principles Extensive experience working with python/matlab for analytics Familiarity with C/C++ Working knowledge of Linux operating system Creative approach to problem solving and exceptional analytical skills Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment that includes working with changing needs and requirements Excellent communication skills both written and verbal ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed ITAR REQUIREMENTS: To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 ITAR . 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 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.