Sr. Aviation Integration Engineer (Starlink)



Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023

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 believes in providing fast, reliable internet to serve populations with little or no connectivity. We design, build, and launch the world's largest constellation of satellites in low earth orbit (LEO), enabling us to operate a global internet network unbounded by traditional ground infrastructure limitations. In addition to direct-to-consumer service, Starlink is also developing high-speed mobility solutions for commercial and private aircraft that will ultimately provide stellar connectivity experiences in-flight.

As a Sr. Integration Engineer on the Starlink Aviation team, you will be responsible for integrating Starlink products in a variety of airframes and mobile platforms. You will help solve aviation specific electrical and mechanical issues, running root cause investigations, and working with design, test and manufacturing teams to improve product quality. You will be intimately familiar with the design of the Starlink aviation product and will be expected to participate in every step of the aircraft integration process.


  • Spearhead a hands-on engineering role between internal design, account management, installation, and manufacturing teams while partnering with external aircraft operators/airlines to rapidly, efficiently, and reliably install Starlink aero-terminals onto aircraft
  • Responsible for prototype installs, flight tests, and fleet installs while taking extreme ownership of the outcome coordinating with various owners to ensure success
  • Efficiently work through issues as they arise and aggressively track down root cause, following through with corrective actions to eliminate reoccurrence
  • Prepare engineering documentation necessary for certification and install including installation manuals, ground/flight test plans, BOMs, and installation schedules
  • Assist in survey of aircraft to gather the necessary design data to develop airframe certifications of the Starlink aviation system
  • Develop the framework, processes, and resources necessary to scale the overall installation strategy to meet program objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, math, or physics discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical role developing structural and/or electrical systems and processes


  • Experience in fast-paced, iterative design environments within the aerospace, marine or automotive industries
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations for technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience taking products/processes from development to production rate as part of a cross-functional team
  • Experience modeling with 3D CAD software such as: NX/Unigraphics, Catia, Solidworks
  • Passion passion for continuous improvement and building the best hardware and processes, with plenty of hands-on experience
  • Capable of solving complex problems with limited supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally when necessary
Pay Range:
Aviation Integration Engineer/Senior: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00/per year
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year."


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