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Manager, Security Software Engineering

Hawthorne, CA 90250

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 ofenabling human life on Mars.


We are looking for people passionate about defending SpaceXs security, including enterprise systems, vehicle and ground software, and satellite constellation. If you are one of those people, you have the chance to be among the first to secure some of the worlds most innovative technology. You will guard our perimeter, defend our users, and harden our network.

It will be your responsibility to constantly research emerging attacks and threats; to create offensive and defensive tools and methodologies; and to evaluate risks from the everyday to the exotic.

If you seek a fast-paced environment, crave impact, love the hunt for vulnerabilities, and/or love the challenge of defense, SpaceX may be your next career step.


  • Directly manage team of security software engineers
  • Own all aspects, including threat modeling, mitigation, validation, including software and hardware penetration testing
  • Develop tools to assist in modeling, analysis, detection, and prevention of security threats
  • Work with development teams to design security into the system and drive security reviews
  • Secure the system while ensuring ease of use for the user and network operations
  • Stay current on industry developments affecting security and privacy policy
  • Provide strong technical leadership with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Maintain highest standards of excellence, never settle for the status quo


  • High school degree or GED
  • 5+ years of professional experience in exploit development or mitigation
  • 5+ years of professional experience designing and implementing software in at least one software language, such as C, C++, Java, or Python
  • 5+ years of professional experience designing and implementing security solutions for operating and/or distributed systems
  • Experience leading teams in an operational or technical capacity


  • Bachelors degree in a technical or engineering discipline
  • Experienced in navigating large, complex, interactive systems.
  • Experience with disassemblers and/or reverse engineering
  • Knowledge of security models and network protocol analysis
  • Physical penetration testing experience
  • Security operations experience
  • Demonstrated skill in hardware and software security
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to ramp up quickly on new technologies
  • Able to deal with ambiguity
  • Great creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Effectively worked as a team lead and/or manager


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the ITARhere.

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 SpaceXs 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.


Posted: 2020-03-24 Expires: 2020-04-23

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