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SpaceX seeking full-time LabVIEW programmer to join Texas team!

SpaceX seeking full-time LabVIEW programmer to join Texas team!

Please email for more info. General Description below...


The Company
SpaceX is a US based space technology company founded by its residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk, the former co-founder of PayPal. The company's goal is to renew a sense of excellence in the space industry by disrupting the current paradigm of complacency and replacing it with innovation and commercialized price points; laying the foundation for a truly space-faring human civilization.


SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. In-house development includes nearly all flight critical custom components amounting to approximately 85% of our vehicles both by mass and by value.  Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology opportunities seen by any organization.


Our success is driven by a wide variety of engineering perspectives and openness to all great ideas.  We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy where employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions, instead of title or tenure. We are actively seeking the best and brightest minds from all industries to continue to build our world class team.


Our employees thrive in a fast-paced engineering ecosystem focused on innovation and high levels of personal responsibility. At SpaceX we cut through the noise and believe in the essentials of hardcore engineering.


We build it, test it, and fly it.


The Department Rocket Development Facility – Our Texas team is an integral part of SpaceX operations and plays the critical role of testing our flight vehicles and spacecraft.  Located on a 700 acre site in central Texas, the Rocket Development Facility is responsible for testing hardware from development stages through acceptance for flight, and from component level to complete stage testing.  Experiencing the rumbling of a rocket engine multiple times each day is just one of the highlights of working at our Rocket Development Facility.


The Job

All SpaceX engineers work in a fast-paced environment, supporting a variety of propulsion testing programs and structural test stands.  Specific responsibilities associated with this job include:

  • Design and maintain National Instruments SCX/PXI data acquisition systems
    • Identify hardware requirements and compatibility
    • Assemble, setup, and validate DAQ hardware configurations
    • Troubleshoot DAQ hardware related problems.
    • Benchmark system performance and performance margins
  • Design and maintain LabVIEW-based applications and utilities to support propulsion testing operations
    • Software testing, quality assurance, and benchmarking
    • Performance tuning, improvement, usability, and automation
    • Integration of new features into existing systems
    • Full life cycle software development
  • Provide technical support for testing operations
  • Create and maintain software development standards
  • Evaluate new systems, technologies, and architectures to reduce development time, increase reliability, and to streamline operations
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required
  • 1-2 years experience required; 3-5 years experience preferred
  • CLD Certification preferred

General Requirements:

  • Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) certification or 2+ years LabVIEW experience Experience with Object Oriented Programming (OOP) recommended
  • Understanding of basic computer networking (TCP/IP, UDP, firewalls) is essential
  • Ability to learn new skills/programming languages/application quickly (C, C++, .NET, OOP, UML, Databases)
  • Experience designing large LabVIEW applications
  • Experience creating intuitive graphical user interfaces
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting National Instruments hardware
  • Familiarity with National Instruments products, services and resources
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a fast-paced, challenging work environment is a requirement
  • Ability to develop software in a team environment
  • Experience using test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers is recommended

Software/Computer Skill Requirements

  • Windows Operating Systems, Expert
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook), Intermediate
  • NI Labview, Intermediate
  • NI Diadem, Expert

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a high-stress environment
  • Good response to challenges posed by short deadlines
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Demands require prolonged mental concentration
  • Work performed in a normal office environment
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • A positive, upbeat attitude
  • Physical effort with some handling of light weight such as supplies or materials (0 to 15 lbs)
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain


SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.


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.


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.


Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000

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