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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Sr. Network Automation Engineer (Starlink) in Redmond, Washington

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.SR. NETWORK AUTOMATION ENGINEER (STARLINK)One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink satellite constellation is our solution to providing reliable, low latency, high bandwidth internet to the entire world.We are looking for eager Network Automation Engineers to help build and operate a network with millions of users on a global scale. You will be part of a small team with significant impact on the service delivered to our customers around the world.RESPONSIBILITIES:Deploy, upgrade, operate/maintain, and scale a global internet service to millions of usersClosely collaborate with Software Engineers to create highly operable and maintainable infrastructureMeasure, maintain, and improve the uptime and performance of the terrestrial networkAct as technical product owner for infrastructure tools and software used in the Network Operations CenterInnovate ways to scale with automation and operational improvementsAssist in negotiating technical aspects of supplier and service provider contractsProvide mentorship to junior engineersBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:5+ years of Network Automation, DevOps, Network Engineering, or Site Reliability Engineering experienceExperience with Linux operating systemsAutomation skills in Python, shell, bash, and/or other languagesPREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information systems, math, physics, or similar technical fieldMust be comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilitiesDeep understanding of carrier and service provider networks but not limited to:Connectivity (Ethernet, WDM, IPv4 and IPv6)Switching (MPLS, QinQ, etc)Routing (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS)Subscriber Management (BNG, RADIUS/AAA, QoS, BSS/OSS integration)Network security and Anti-DDoS measuresInternet services (DNS, DHCP, NTP, etc.)Mobile IPSoftware defined networking (SDN) and/or network function virtualization (NFV)Network health monitoring systems such as Observium or NagiosExperience with hands-on work in bringing up network infrastructureExperience with automatically managing dozens or hundreds of network assetsExperience with Puppet, Ansible, or other automation frameworksExcellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with customers, peers, management etc. in both formal and informal situationsADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Must be willing to travel domestically and globally; 10% travel requiredMust be available for on-call rotationsITAR 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.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.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 ide