SpaceX Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon 2) in Hawthorne, California

Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon 2)

Manufacturing and Production - Engineering

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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.



  • Design high-level vehicle assembly architecture.

  • Responsible for vehicle integration build flow and test concept of operations.

  • Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability and integration into subsystems.

  • Interface with engineers and technicians to advance to larger scale manufacturing and automation.

  • Develop and refine manufacturing assembly procedures based on lessons learned to mature status.

  • Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow.

  • Manage work orders and driving nonconformances into actionable items and system improvements.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical discipline.

  • 2+ years’ experience (internship time is counted) as a test or manufacturing engineer supporting highly integrated cross-disciplinary assembly operations.


  • Master of Science in engineering or related technical discipline.

  • Experience with build integration and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems.

  • Documentation and configuration management experience.

  • Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment.

  • Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry.


  • Must be willing to travel (5% or less) to launch sites when needed.

  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.

  • Must be able to work at elevated heights.

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.

  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends when required.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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 Location

Hawthorne, CA, United States