Application Software Engineer, Data

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  • Experience

    2-4 year
  • Salary

  • Location

    Redmond, WA, USA
  • Job Function

    Application Software Engineer
  • Industry

    Information Technology
  • Qualification

    Degree in Computer Engineering, Degree in Computer Science, Degree in Data Science, Degree in Mathematics, Degree in Physics

Key Skills

Java Programming, Python Programming, SQL, GoLang, Big Data Technology, Apache Kafka, Scala Programming, PostgreSQL, Statistics, Algorithms, SPARK Programming, Apache Flink, C# Programming

Job Description

The application software team is the central nervous system of SpaceX – we create mission critical applications that are used throughout SpaceX to accelerate launch vehicle production and flight as well as systems that allow Starlink to grow into a worldwide fast, reliable Internet service.

We are looking for engineers who treat fellow teammates with fairness, respect, and support.

Our team is creating systems to ingest and store concurrent streams of data from many always-on assets to manage the world’s largest satellite constellation, reusable rockets, and Dragon spacecraft. Other applications range from platforms that enable rapid build and reuse of Starship, designing the next generation manufacturing software that will be used in high throughput factories for Starlink, and public facing systems where customers can join our Starlink network globally.

We work closely with engineers throughout the company to create and update our systems with respect to crewed launches, Starship flights, changes to the Starlink network and much more.

Aerospace experience is not required to be successful here - rather we look for smart, motivated, collaborative engineers who love solving problems and want to make an impact on a super inspiring mission. You will have full ownership of challenging problems, working with a team of enthusiastic engineers to design and produce solutions that enable SpaceX to move towards our goals at a rapid pace. The success of the missions at SpaceX depends on the software that you and your team produce.


  • Develop highly reliable and scalable data pipelines to empower engineers across SpaceX
  • Create new applications that improve how the business at SpaceX operates
  • Collaborate with peers on architecture, design, and code reviews
  • Build prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints
  • Own all aspects of software engineering and product development
  • Deep dive into business problems, find efficient solutions and apply first principles thinking


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, data science, engineering, math, physics, or scientific discipline OR 2+ years of professional experience building software
  • Experience in full stack development, software engineering, data engineering, or data science


  • Programming experience in Python, C#, Java, Scala, Go or similar languages
  • Experience working with in-stream, big data processing and analytics using Apache Kafka, Spark, Flink, SQL or similar
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases, data lakes e.g. HBase, Hive, Delta Lake, PostgreSQL, CockroachDB or similar
  • Experience with data exploration tools like Grafana, Jupyter Notebooks, Metabase, PowerBI or similar
  • Good understanding of version control, testing, continuous integration, build, deployment and monitoring
  • Some front-end experience in Angular, React, or similar JavaScript framework
  • Good understanding of statistics, machine learning algorithms and frameworks


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR

Company Info.


SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments.

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