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Network Systems Engineer (Starlink) - Lawful Intercept

SpaceX

SpaceX

Software Engineering
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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 SYSTEMS ENGINEER (STARLINK) – LAWFUL INTERCEPT

At SpaceX we’re leveraging our experience in building rockets and spacecraft to deploy Starlink, the world’s most advanced broadband internet system. Starlink is the world’s largest satellite constellation and is providing fast, reliable internet to 3M+ users worldwide. We design, build, test, and operate all parts of the system – thousands of satellites, consumer receivers that allow users to connect within minutes of unboxing, and the software that brings it all together. We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of Starlink’s potential global impact and are looking for best-in-class engineers to help maximize Starlink’s utility for communities and businesses around the globe.

As Starlink expands into new markets, it's critical for us to maintain compliance in these new jurisdictions. This position entails planning, provisioning and managing software that is used to meet regulatory requirements for lawful intercept, content filtering and data requests. You will collaborate with SpaceX engineers and the Legal and Market Access teams to develop country-specific solutions, manage the entire software lifecycle, and ensure alignment on Lawful Intercept projects. Additionally, you will oversee multiple projects, communicate with international authorities to translate legal requirements into scalable solutions, and perform as a subject matter expert for Lawful Intercept within the company.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with other SpaceX engineers as well as the Legal and Market Access teams to understand the best solution for each country
  • Drive the complete lifecycle of the relevant software, including testing with various law enforcement agencies around the world, and training the Network Operations Team in the day-to-day operations of these systems
  • Act as the technical point of contact for all engineering and integration issues relating to Lawful Intercept projects and create alignment across all partners
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects and provide regular updates on schedule and deliverables to senior management
  • Take ownership of the conversation with international authorities with respects to turning their legal requirements into actionable, scalable, and sustainable solutions

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering discipline AND +2 years of professional experience with networking, software, or technical program management; OR 4+ years of professional experience with networking, software, or technical program management in lieu of a degree
  • Experience working with network products (including but not limited to internet, telecommunications, IT networking, data centers, points of presence, etc.)
  • Ownership of a complex technical project involving numerous stakeholders from conception to customer acceptance

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Scripting experience with Python, Go, or Bash
  • Experience with industry certification and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  • Demonstrated ability to produce documentation deliverables on a tight timeline
  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Lawful Intercept solutions, testing and ETSI / ANSI LI standards
  • Familiarity with SQL and visualization tools such as Metabase, Grafana, and Prometheus
  • Familiarity with information security and cloud-based servers
  • Familiarity with Linux and/or System Administration
  • Experience in setting up VPNs across multiple diverse vendors
  • Creative approach to problem solving, exceptional analytical skills and engineering fundamentals

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to travel internationally as necessary
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed to support critical milestones
  • Must be available for on-call rotations

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Pay range:
Engineer/Level I: $120,000.00 - $145,000.00/per year
Engineer/Level II: $140,000.00 - $170,000.00/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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & 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.