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Supervisor, IT Network Infrastructure

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

IT, Other Engineering, People & HR, Operations
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

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.


SpaceX technical teams work in a complex environment supporting a variety of critical production, launch and landing activities. The Network Infrastructure team installs and supports the low voltage used for all types of telecommunications in support of the production and launch vehicles and spacecraft. This includes but not limited to installation and support of the layer 1 fiber and copper data network cabling infrastructure, support of mission video, ground-side vehicle and payload interface systems, ground stations, telemetry and optical tracking systems, marine communications, readiness testing, and other systems involved in real-time communications and operations for Falcon, Dragon, Starship and other missions.


  • Supervise technician teams to install and maintain mission critical communication systems
  • Prioritize and schedule work to meet required timelines
  • Provide feedback and progress updates to project stakeholders
  • Evaluate, diagnose, troubleshoot cabling infrastructure systems and perform repairs as necessary
  • Coordinate with other contractors and project teams as needed
  • Collaborate with the communication engineers and telecommunication specialist in system designs, selection of materials, and creation of documentation
  • Interface with external carriers (private and government) at cross-connect facilities, and transition points
  • Provide superior customer service to SpaceX launch customers
  • Provide QA and auditing before and after work
  • Maintain the integrity of the documentation of all installations including assets, locations, connectivity, and the patch record databases
  • Assist with the creation of local and companywide installation and workmanship standards
  • Provide ongoing feedback, periodic review, and corrective action to direct reports
  • Review timesheets, manage overtime and time off requests
  • Verify compliance with OSHA regulations and SpaceX safety requirements
  • Assist in the evaluation and selection of candidates for open positions in the team


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 5+ years of telecommunications systems experience
  • 2+ years prior leadership experience (leading teams, projects or people)


  • Technical expertise in the installation, termination, testing of low voltage cables and fiber optical cables to include twisted pair, coaxial, stranded and solid conductor low voltage cables, single mode and multi-mode fiber optical cables
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards (BICSI, NEC, TIA/EIA); different types of fiber (MM, SM) for interior and exterior usage; Cat5E, Cat6 and Cat6A data cabling; and cable pathways such as conduit, fire penetrations and cable trays
  • Knowledge of the telecom network best practices and concepts including network security, network architecture design, technical standards and deliverables, troubleshooting tools (e.g., line analyzers, breakout boxes, and network traces), software and hardware installation and configuration, network hardware, and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DLC, and ASYNC)
  • Working knowledge of audio, video, and wireless systems and corresponding physical means of delivery (analog, digital, AoIP, VoIP, etc.)
  • Operational knowledge of oscilloscopes and multi-meters, soldering wires and connectors, various crimping tools, wire stripping techniques, Ohm’s law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing and tie wrapping cables, drilling and tapping holes, and building junction boxes
  • Experience with DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, heat shrink tubing, cable harnessing, lacing, and proper strain relief concepts
  • Experience with IP and HD-SDI video cameras and infrastructure
  • Comprehension of modern networking architecture and what is necessary for physical layer inter-connectivity
  • Experience operating articulating boom lifts, fork lifts, scissor lifts, and other work site machinery
  • Proficient in the use of Visio or other CAD software to read and develop system documentation
  • Experience in the installation and operation of RF communication systems
  • IP and HD-SDI Video cameras and infrastructure
  • Comprehension of modern networking architecture and what is necessary for physical layer inter-connectivity
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems including UPS and standby power systems
  • Sound knowledge of computer skills, MS Words, Excel, and Power Point


  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
  • Ability to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks
  • Ability to work at elevated heights and/or tight spaces
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials (up to 25 lbs unassisted) or equipment
  • Regularly exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Willingness to work long hours, some nights and weekends when need to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%) as required to common destinations including Hawthorne, CA (SpaceX headquarters); McGregor, TX (SpaceX test site); Vandenberg, CA (SpaceX west coast launch site); Cape Canaveral, FL (SpaceX east coast launch site)


Pay Range:
IT Network Infrastructure/Supervisor: $105,000.00 - $135,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be 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.