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Sr. Process Engineer, Sensors (Avionics)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

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.


Our sensors development team works to design, test, and manufacture high performance sensors for the world's most advanced launch vehicles and spacecraft. The team is responsible for end-to-end development of application specific sensor products to support critical rocket and spacecraft operations, systems, and control loops including propulsion, guidance, navigation, control, and environmental systems. We are seeking a technical individual contributor with experience developing and qualifying semiconductor fabrication processes as well as other special processes for high volume sensor manufacturing.


  • Develop hands-on technical knowledge of all processes employed in sensor manufacturing to enable rapid new process development for new sensor designs and ensure established processes remain stable.
  • Responsible for establishing process monitors and compiling automated statistical process controls.
  • Responsible for developing semiconductor processes such as wet and dry etching, vapor deposition, chemical mechanical polishing, etc.
  • Responsible for selecting manufacturing equipment and overseeing the installation, operational qualification.
  • Responsible for engineering data collection, data analysis, and documentation for new processes.
  • Responsible for creating production planning documentation and training personnel.


  • Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or other engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing or semiconductor fabrication.


  • 5+ years of experience working in sensor manufacturing.
  • Experience developing special processes, such as wet and dry etching, thin film depositions, etc.
  • Experience designing tooling and building automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience with material and production planning.


  • Must be willing to support extended hours and weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines
  • Must be willing to travel <20%

Pay range:

Process Engineer/Senior: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00/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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave 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.