Hardware Technical Project Lead


Hardware Technical Project Lead

Irvine, CA
  • Responsibilities

    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.


    SpaceX is looking for an experienced and driven Technical Project Lead. The candidate will draw upon their technical background and program leadership skills to drive complex and challenging satellite projects end to end.


    The responsibilities will include driving - the planning, project definition, schedule, resources, technical decisions and trade-offs, as well as tracking, executing, and releasing projects to production.

    Qualified candidates will work with multidisciplinary teams and leaders across spacecraft systems – RF, Mechanical, Board Design, System Architecture, System Integration, Software, Network, Operations, Structures, Propulsion, Thermals, Manufacturing and Test, to enable successful execution of state of the art Satellites from beginning to end.


    • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.
    • 10+ years of Technical Project or Program Management experience.


    • Masters of Science degree in computer science or electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.
    • Prior experience with full hardware product lifecycle(s).
    • Project leadership of satellite product lifecycle(s).


    • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed.


    • 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.