SpaceX Propulsion Liaison Engineer in Hawthorne, California

Propulsion Liaison Engineer

Propulsion - Engine Design and Development

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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 beyond Earth.



  • Serve as the propulsion department’s primary point of contact for customer interaction and other business development activities

  • Track vehicle certification activities

  • Provide customer briefings including program status updates and technical anomaly discussions

  • Review actions and follow-up on customer requests

  • Field customer requests and inquiries to the greatest extent possible before tapping into additional engineering support

  • Prioritize customer related work and the required engineering resources

  • Maintain a database of documents and responses provided to customers

  • Maintain relevant propulsion schedules for individual customers

  • Support customer reviews as the propulsion liaison both onsite and offsite when required

  • Answer questions and take actions when answers cannot be provided. Follow-up on all actions

  • Arrange additional engineering support for reviews when required

  • Proposal content creation, review, and editing


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline

  • 2+ years of professional experience interacting with commercial aerospace companies or government aerospace agencies


  • Experience certifying commercial products for governmental use

  • Liquid rocket engine development experience

  • 3+ years of experience at a nimble engineering organization in a highly technical position that required a scrappy, entrepreneurial manner to accomplish tasks with tight time or budget constraints

  • Deep understanding of thermodynamics, compressible and incompressible flow, thermochemistry mechanics, and materials

  • Professional experience using Siemens NX (Unigraphics), ANSYS or Fluent

  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals and the ability to perform basic analysis

  • Positive attitude in the face of extreme challenges


  • 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.

Job Location

Hawthorne, CA, United States