Business Development Engineer SpaceX
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Business Development Engineer
Product Development & Mission Management | Hawthorne, CA, United States
SpaceX is a US based space technology company founded by its residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk, the former co-founder of PayPal. The company's goal is to renew a sense of excellence in the space industry by disrupting the current paradigm of complacency and replacing it with innovation and commercialized price points; laying the foundation for a truly space-faring human civilization.
SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. In-house development includes nearly all flight critical custom components amounting to approximately 85% of our vehicles both by mass and by value. Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology opportunities seen by any organization.
Our success is driven by a wide variety of engineering perspectives and openness to all great ideas. We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy where employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions, instead of title or tenure. We are actively seeking the best and brightest minds from all industries to continue to build our world class team.
Our employees thrive in a fast-paced engineering ecosystem focused on innovation and high levels of personal responsibility. At SpaceX we cut through the noise and believe in the essentials of hardcore engineering.
We build it, test it, and fly it.
Product and Mission Management
The Product and Mission Management Office at SpaceX is charged with leading, at a programmatic level, the successful execution of the terms and conditions agreed to by contract with our customers. The office includes roles in product management, business development and sales support, proposal development, mission management, mission engineering, contract management, scheduling, and regulatory coordination.
Our growth has created an opportunity for an entry-level engineer to support business development processes and execute special projects. The ideal candidate will be interested in applying engineering tools and skills to business activities and will be capable of facilitating communication between the SpaceX technical team and proposal editorial staff. The position requires initiative, attention to detail, strong project management and writing skills, and the ability to interact with multiple engineers in various technical disciplines. Responsibilities include:
o Preparing a schedule for proposal development
- Leading a team consisting of Sales, technical, and management personnel through proposal development
o Posting up-to-date proposal documents for access by team
o Developing and issuing requests for proposal information to the technical team and converting responses into useful proposal narratives
o Providing proposal documents to others for review and approval and then incorporating reviewers' comments
o Arranging printing, shipping, and delivery of the proposal in the required format with correct markings
o Collecting lessons learned from the team and documenting them to improve proposal development in the future
o Helping prepare for a team kickoff meeting
- Assisting the SpaceX Sales Lead in proposal responsibilities
o Collecting questions about the solicitation for the customer
o Following up with proposal team members to ensure that resources are adequate and team members can meet proposal milestones
o Involving technical team, Legal, and Contracts in proposal development
- Assisting Product & Mission Management in proposal responsibilities
o Helping prepare and complete matrices tracking SpaceX compliance with customer requirements
o Helping create and improve internal documents, tools, and procedures
- Executing special projects
o Helping maintain up-to-date proposal write-ups
SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.
- College degree in engineering field
- At least one course or practical experience in technical writing
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
- Familiarity with Project and Adobe software desired
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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
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 States.
Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.
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