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Launch Operations Analyst (Falcon)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

IT, Operations
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 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.


The Launch Operations Analyst will support the Falcon operations teams by providing analysis and scheduling guidance for flight and ground hardware. Their primary responsibility will be planning for robust, long-term launch hardware strategies that enable fast-paced operations to be carried out with no downtime or impact to launch manifest. They must be comfortable working and communicating with many stakeholders across the enterprise including production, vehicle maintenance, vehicle integration, and engineering teams. They will need to have experience coordinating movement of critical flight and ground hardware across multiple facilities and possess a strong understanding of Falcon maintenance, launch vehicle integration, and runway operations. The Launch Operations Analyst will ensure a steady stream of hardware to support optimal execution of SpaceX's growing mission manifest.


  • Analyze data and information to accelerate launch hardware (flight and ground) schedules while minimizing operational downtime
  • Create, maintain, and communicate detailed reports that forecast potential hardware (flight and ground) bottlenecks, and work closely with stakeholders to develop mitigations
  • Provide daily visibility, weekly status, and monthly reviews on forecasted versus actual performance to leadership, and provide guidance/re-direction as required to hit target goals
  • Provide tactical and strategic hardware scheduling guidance to Falcon operational teams and leadership
  • Work closely with stakeholders to create tools that identify upcoming hardware shortages and schedule risks
  • Work cross-functionally with leadership teams across the business to ensure the Falcon team is optimized for overall success


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or STEM discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in an operations analyst, production coordination, scheduling, or planning role
  • 2+ years of professional experience with Microsoft Project, SmartSheet, or Primavera


  • Master’s degree
  • Certification in project management, supply chain management, material cost control, or production scheduling
  • 2+ years of professional experience with SQL, Python, or R
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an ambiguous, dynamic, fast-paced environment while multitasking and prioritizing work during simultaneous projects
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau or Power BI
  • PMP, LSSGB, or CBAP certified
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced Excel proficiencies


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Willing to travel to other SpaceX sites, as needed
  • Willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to be flexible given schedules vary due to site operational needs


Pay range:

Launch Operations Analyst/Level I: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00/per year
Launch Operations Analyst/Level II: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00/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. 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.