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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Sr. Network Engineer (Starlink) in Redmond, Washington

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. SR. NETWORK ENGINEER (STARLINK) 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 a Network Engineer you will drive the operation, build and deployment of our network around the world. You will be a key component in managing and expanding our global footprint, improving network performance and reliability and assist in optimizing our deployments. RESPONSIBILITES: 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 Lead network integration and troubleshooting efforts for the largest and most strategic Starlink customers Collaborate with hardware, software, and network engineers to create or improve Starlink products. Support sales teams with technical pre-sales support during the sales cycle by acting as the Starlink technical subject matter expert. Assist in updating system configuration and firmware Automation for network devices, operational and deployment tools Assist in architecting how Starlink satellite assets will integrate with more traditional ground networks Mentor and train junior network engineers BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering discipline AND 5+ years of professional networking experience deploying enterprise network solutions or cloud & web-scale networks; OR 7+ years of professional networking experience deploying enterprise network solutions or cloud & web-scale networks Professional Layer-1 experience (Example: transport, DWDM, optical fiber, circuit troubleshooting, activations, etc.) Hands on experience with the build-out and deployment of hardware at datacenters and interacting with datacenters (e.g. remote hands, cross-connect execution, etc.) Experience bringing up switches, routers, firewalls & servers Operational experience in a Linux production environment Experience with Python and/or bash scripting Routing Protocol experience Experience with physical troubleshooting of fiber & circuits PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in a technical or engineering discipline Deep understanding of service provider networks including but not limited to: Connectivity (Ethernet, IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS) Routing (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS) Switching and routing Internet services (subscriber provisioning, BRAS, DNS, DHCP, NTP) Strong familiarity with network health monitoring systems such as Observium, Solarwinds or Nagios Experience with hands-on experience bringing up network infrastructure Experience creating documentation and procedures Ability to run projects independently Experience working on wireless networks Experience working on software defined networking (SDN) and/or network function virtualization (NFV) Cisco, Juniper, Arista or o