Integration and Test Engineer, Enterprise and Government (Starlink)



Quality Assurance
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 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.


You will be tasked to own test software, test equipment, integrated testing of electrical and network systems, and be a technical resource for fellow engineering, specialist and technician colleagues. You will be responsible for developing, validating and maintaining high-reliability, high-performing enterprise network solutions for Starlink.


  • Design, activate, and operate test hardware and equipment to evaluate component and system performance for various mobility network applications, including:
    • Aviation
    • Automotive
    • Maritime
    • Locomotive
    • Commercial
    • Ground equipment
  • Troubleshoot hardware issues real-time, push feedback to correct owners to eliminate repeat issues
  • Aid in investigations and root-cause analysis of any non-conformances, and work with responsible engineers to develop test requirements for flight hardware, driving hardware and system design improvements
  • Work with teams across disciplines including electrical, mechanical, and software engineers to conceptualize and develop test systems required to test Starlink hardware
  • Create and modify software applications to run data acquisition and control systems


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of hands-on engineering experience in design, engineering analysis, and/or build (design teams and previous internships apply)


  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Experience working in computer networking or network engineering
  • Experience with integration and testing of mechanical, electrical, network or RF systems and measurement techniques to verify and validate product requirements
  • Experience developing automation, object-oriented software in Python or other languages
  • Experience interpreting, reading or creating mechanical drawings or fluids, electrical or circuit schematics
  • Creative problem solver that can bring multiple disciplines together with ability to assess risk, make design and development decisions without all available data
  • Systems engineering experience, ability to identify potential weak-points in mechanical- and electrical-system architectures, isolate hardware failures, and drive resolution on an abbreviated timescale
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously-driven, and demanding atmosphere


  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Must be willing to travel in support of build out, integration and triage activities; travel requirement is up to 15%
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted


Pay range:
Mechanical Engineer/Level I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Mechanical Engineer/Level II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/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.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be 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.

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