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SpaceX Hardware Development Engineer, Component Engineering in Redmond, Washington

Hardware Development Engineer, Component Engineering at SpaceX

Redmond, WA, United States

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.


As a component engineer on the Starlink hardware development team you will be responsible for component selection, reliability, and data management of electronic components for satellites, ground stations, and consumer products. You will evaluate new components, design reliability test campaigns, and maintain component library supporting all Starlink products. You will interface closely with our hardware development and supply chain teams to enable rapid product development of innovative and reliable electronics.


  • Evaluate new electronic components for use in satellite, ground station, and consumer products.

  • Develop automation for component library management, component parametric information, and supply chain integration.

  • Perform failure analysis and drive root cause investigations and corrective actions for component related issues.

  • Optimize the Starlink system by driving design component commonality and reuse.

  • Execute up-screening campaigns to determine suitability of commercial electronics for the space mission environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineer or other engineering field

  • Experience with taking an electronic design through schematic capture, PCB layout, and bring-up

  • Demonstrated projects or experience in one or more of the following areas: semiconductor physics, physics of failure, accelerated testing, design for reliability, EEE component design


  • Experience with basic failure analysis tools and methods (x-ray, cross-section, polishing)

  • Familiarity with fundamental of reliability engineering and accelerated stress testing

  • Familiarity with a variety of different package types (TSOP, BGA, QFN, etc.)

  • Experience with radiation effects testing of electronics

  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing systems for electronic components

  • Experience performing failure analysis and destructive physical analysis investigations to provide corrective actions and paths to closure

  • Knowledge of accelerated test profiles for component-level screening and qualification testing

  • Experience with SQL and/or Python


  • Extended hours and weekend work as needed to support critical deliverables and testing operations


  • 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.