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In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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Hawthorne, CA, US


SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018


Helping to manage spacecraft operations requires mental dexterity, rigorous understanding of the spacecraft’s subsystems, and a strong understanding of contingency options. SpaceX’s Space Operations Training team is responsible for helping all of the operators that control and monitor SpaceX Dragon vehicles to master these skills. Beyond SpaceX internal operators, they also train the NASA astronauts that capture and unload Dragons aboard the International Space Station and the astronauts that fly aboard Dragon.


The team has developed a comprehensive training program to turn recruits into fully certified operations team members who are responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of astronauts and cargo into space. As a member of the team, you would help to create a myriad of training materials and run simulations to help prepare the operations teams for flight. In this role you would also be expected to become a Dragon operator, using your skills and first-hand experience to train new and experienced operators effectively.


As we prepare for the first flights of our Dragon 2 spacecraft, you would play a pivotal role in helping the Space Operations Training team to develop the world’s best flight operations team and crewmembers. If you’re creative and have a strong passion for engineering and teaching, come join us as we work to recapture America’s capability to launch astronauts to space and return them safely to Earth.




Develop technical training materials (e.g. presentations, demonstrations, etc.) for internal operators and external customers

Schedule, plan, and conduct training for Dragon operators and crewmembers

Create evaluation criteria and schemas to track training performance

Plan, script, and test training simulations

Successfully complete training to become a certified Dragon operator

Act as a mentor for new operators and a subject-matter expert on Dragon spacecraft systems



Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline

3+ years of professional experience in technical training or real-time mission operations



Familiarity with launch vehicles or spacecraft systems

Master’s degree in a technical discipline

Previous spacecraft engineering experience

Previous experience training personnel for a challenging operational role

Basic understanding of C++ and Python scripting

Capacity to balance conflicting opinions and manage expectations between multiple teams

Able to be flexible and adapt in a changing and fast-paced environment



When necessary, must be willing to work long hours and weekends to support launch operations and critical project timelines

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