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Optical Network Engineer (Starlink)

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

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. OPTICAL NETWORK ENGINEER (STARLINK) One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink satellite constellation is our solution to providing reliable internet to the entire world. We are looking for a talented Optical Network Engineer to join our Starlink team to help build and operate a network with global scale. You will be part of a team with significant impact on the service delivered to our customers around the world. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and build a global optical fiber network using dark fiber and the latest DWDM technologies to support next generation Starlink constellations
  • Monitor and scale existing network designs to satisfy planned customer demand
  • Perform product testing and evaluation
  • Provide feedback to vendors on product enhancements and collaborate internally on network establishment strategy
  • Assist in negotiating technical aspects of supplier and service provider contracts
  • Create and maintain network documentation
  • Provide schedule and ad hoc knowledge transfers to team members as needed BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 3+ years of optical or transport network engineering experience
    • 3+ years working experience in a service provider or carrier network PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering discipline
      • Knowledge and experience in designing, deploying, and operating a robust and diverse optical transport network
      • Experience with optical network analysis, planning, implementation, and monitoring tools and practices
      • Experience with Python and/or bash scripting
      • Deep understanding of service provider networks including but not limited to:
      • Data center and WAN connectivity
      • Optical link budget
      • Project management
      • Equipment Interoperability testing
      • Hands-on experience bringing deploying network infrastructure
      • Knowledge of fiber optic cable specifications
      • Experience creating documentation and procedures
      • Experience running projects independently ITAR REQUIREMENTS:
        • 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 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.

Keywords: Space Exploration Technologies, Redmond , Optical Network Engineer (Starlink), Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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