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IC Packaging Engineer, Silicon Technology (Starlink)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Bastrop, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 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.


SpaceX is leveraging its experience in building rockets and spacecraft to deploy Starlink, the world’s most advanced broadband internet system. Starlink is the world’s largest satellite constellation and is providing fast, reliable internet to 2M+ users worldwide. We design, build, test, and operate all parts of the system – thousands of satellites, consumer receivers that allow users to connect within minutes of unboxing, and the software that brings it all together. We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of Starlink’s potential global impact. As we continue to upgrade and expand the constellation, we’re looking for best-in-class engineers to join the team.

In true SpaceX fashion, Starlink is taking the next step in vertical integration by bringing integrated circuit packaging and assembly in-house for development and manufacturing. We are looking for hands-on and dynamic engineers with expertise in advanced semiconductor packaging assembly design, development, equipment, and test. You will assume full ownership of packaging modules and products as we strive to make Starlink more affordable to those who need it most.


  • Own packaging assembly processes including material characterization and down-selection for wafer-level and chip-level systems
  • Develop new technologies and establish baselines for assembly and packaging including SMT, flip chip, bonding, molding, underfill, dispense, EMI shielding, lid, and solder ball attach
  • Bring-up for new product introduction (NPI) and new technology introduction (NTI) for assembly packaging lines
  • Own packaging prototypes, product development and release to production
  • Select equipment and material to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, and production targets
  • Interface with equipment and material suppliers including continuous improvement plans, cost reduction, and productivity improvements
  • Cross-functional interface with IC design, materials, thermal, systems, and production teams
  • Implement advanced packaging solutions into SpaceX next generation products


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, or other applied engineering discipline
  • 1+ years working with semiconductor packaging processing equipment, silicon, microelectronics, or packaging design (internship experience applicable)


  • Advanced technical degree
  • 3+ years industry experience with microelectronics packaging development
  • Hands-on packaging, PCBA, and SMT assembly experience
  • OSAT (outsource semiconductor assembly and test) experience a plus


Pay Range:
IC Packaging Engineer/Level I: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00/per year
IC Packaging Engineer/Level II: $115,000.00 - $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 & 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.