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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (Starshield) 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. SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEER (STARSHIELD) Starshield leverages SpaceX\'s Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink is designed for consumer and commercial use, Starshield is designed for government use, with an initial focus on earth observation, communications, and hosted payloads. SpaceX\'s satellite programs are pushing the boundaries of in-space capabilities. Our missions support scientific research, classified national security space and commercial opportunities. Software engineering and innovation is at the core of these programs. SpaceX is looking for an experienced Sr. Software Infrastructure Engineer to design, operate and scale the infrastructure we use to run Starlink, a global ISP and the world\'s largest satellite constellation. We have no shortage of hard problems and challenges. The ideal candidate will be flexible, possess broad skills across product operations and software development, and flourish in a fast-paced and challenging environment. RESPONSIBILITES: Develop automation to deploy and manage compute resources both on-premises and in the cloud Deploy and manage core infrastructure such as databases, monitoring, and storage Closely collaborate with software engineers to create highly scalable, operable and maintainable products Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services -- from inception and design, through deployment, operation, and refinement BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 5+ years of professional experience in systems administration, site reliability engineering, or DevOps and a Bachelor\'s degree in computer science, information systems/information technology, or an engineering discipline; OR 7+ years of professional experience in software, DevOps, or site reliability engineering in lieu of a degree 2+ years of professional experience with Linux operating systems Experience with Terraform, Ansible, or other infrastructure tools Experience with containerization technologies (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes) Experience in Bash, Python, and/or other scripting languages PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 3+ years of experience with Python and Python-based development frameworks Strong understanding of virtualization and hypervisor technologies Understanding of databases and data modeling Experience automatically managing dozens or hundreds of servers Focus on performance bottlenecks and performance improvement techniques Strong networking knowledge of TCP/IP Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with customers, peers, management etc. in both formal and informal situations Active Secret, Top Secret, Top Secret SCI, OR ability and willingness to obtain a Top Secret clearance [is desired but not required] ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Willing to work extended hours and weekends when needed COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Pay Range: Software Engineer /Senior: \$160,000.00 - \$220,000.00/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) retire