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Our rapid growth has created opportunities for additional Mission Operations Engineers focused on Mission Control software development to support the launch, orbital operations and recovery of our Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles and our Dragon spacecraft.


  • Help maintain and upgrade the PXI/LabVIEW systems that control launch pad equipment
  • Help maintain and upgrade the LabVIEW-based vehicle control system used to command and monitor our Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles
  • Assist with developing, maintaining and upgrading the LabVIEW-based Mission Operation system used to command and monitor our Dragon spacecraft
  • Design, develop and support new LabVIEW-based applications and utilities as needed
  • Maintenance of Mission Control Centers with the help of our IT department

With the exception of the launch pad equipment program, most of our LabVIEW programs do not interact with DAQ hardware. While hardware experience is expected, advanced LabVIEW software skills are more important.
  • CLD-level LabVIEW experience
  • BS degree
  • A good understanding of basic computer networking (TCP/IP, UDP, firewalls, VPN)
  • Ability to learn new skills/languages/applications quickly (C++, MATLAB, JavaScript, STK, etc.)
  • Must be enthusiastic about space systems
  • Must be willing to travel. Common destinations include Houston (NASA Johnson Space Center), McGregor TX (test site), Cape Canaveral FL (launch site), Kwajalein Marshall Islands (launch site)

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, SpaceX hires only U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents.

We are an EEO employer that offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and stock options.

Apply at https://spacex.com/careers.php. Search for Keyword: LabVIEW. Position is listed as Mission Control Software Engineers (LabView)

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