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IT Network Administrator - Top Secret Clearance

SpaceX

SpaceX

IT
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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.

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR – TOP SECRET CLEARANCE

SpaceX is looking for a talented network administrator to join our IT Systems team to help build and operate current and future networks. You will be a part of a team with significant impact on the service delivered to our proprietary customers in the development of next-generation technologies in space. The ideal candidate will be flexible and flourish in a fast paced and challenging environment. He or she should be a self-starter, self-motivator and possess ingenuity to excel at this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and expand network interconnections, network co-location sites and points of presence (POPs)
  • Improve network performance and reliability based upon system performance metrics, including capacity planning, failure detection and remediation
  • Assist in capacity augmentation and network optimization deployments
  • Assist in updating system configuration and firmware
  • Automation for network devices, operational and deployment tools
  • Assist in architecting how SpaceX systems integrate with ground networks

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in network administration
  • Experience working in a multi-vendor production environment
  • Experience with Python and/or bash scripting

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering discipline
  • Background on service provider networks including but not limited to:
    • Connectivity (Ethernet, IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS)
    • Routing (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS)
    • Internet services (DNS, DHCP, NTP)
  • Familiarity with Layer-1 troubleshooting (datacenter, transport, DWDM, optics, circuit troubleshooting, activations)
  • Background on network automation and Python
  • Experience with hands-on work in bringing up network infrastructure
  • Experience creating documentation and procedures
  • Cisco, Juniper, Arista or other industry certifications

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI with Polygraph. Note that an active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions. If so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Minimum IAT Level II certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M
  • Must be willing to do some travel domestically and globally in the future as needed
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Pay Range:
IT Network Administrator: $85,000.00 - $115,000.00/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. Those with an active clearance will receive a 10% differential, up to an additional $15,000 annually, once officially briefed into a classified program.

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.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

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.