Job Description


As an Avionics Product Engineer, you will have the unique opportunity to explore all areas of a product’s life cycle from development through production and launch by engaging in multiple disciplines with a focus on electronic design, reliability, and manufacturing. You will be expected to analyze and troubleshoot electronic assemblies, define new processes, design circuits/fixtures/tools, and identify opportunities for improvement in both products and processes. You will have the opportunity to own a wide variety of components that enable SpaceX vehicles to provide the safest and most reliable access to space. Our fundamental goal is to allow humanity to explore the stars; with it comes an extreme responsibility to ensure the safety of the crew and payload.


  • Provide extreme ownership of avionics hardware for flight across all areas of the product life cycle
  • Drive changes to electrical schematics and mechanical drawings that improve reliability and manufacturability
  • Perform root cause investigations to characterize off-nominal unit behavior and mitigate risk
  • Develop high reliability hardware to expand vehicle capabilities
  • Derive engineering justification to resolve production issues throughout assembly, test, and vehicle integration
  • Design test setups and execute hardware validation through benchtop and environmental testing


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or computer engineering
  • 1+ years of experience in electronics hardware design (academic projects, internships, and professional experience all qualify)
  • 1+ years of experience with electrical test equipment (e.g., multimeters, signal generators, oscilloscopes) to verify hardware functionality


  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere
  • Familiarity managing projects from start to finish
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication, and documentation skills
  • Creative problem solver capable of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits
  • Electrical schematic capture and PCB design (eCAD) software (e.g., Altium, Orcad)
  • Mechanical design (mCAD) software (e.g., NX, Solidworks)
  • Circuit simulation software (e.g., SPICE, LTSPICE)
  • Design for Excellence (DFX), root cause, derating, and related analyses
  • Digital communications interfaces including SPI, I2C, CAN, Ethernet, and RS422
  • Common circuit blocks including filters, power supplies, and microcontrollers


  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones


Pay Range:
Avionics Product Engineer/Level I: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00/per year
Avionics Product Engineer/Level II: $115,000.00 - $135,000.00/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 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 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.

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
1 Year
  • Founded In
    Feb 28, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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