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Manager, Quality Assurance

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Quality Assurance
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 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 Manager, Quality Assurance will lead a team of broadly skilled and specialized inspectors, while balancing the twin requirements of improving product reliability and optimizing inspection requirements.


  • Drive improved reliability, quality, and risk reduction relative to inspection and quality processes
  • Work with build reliability/launch engineers and specialists to identify opportunities for inspection automation/efficiency and improve robustness
  • Establish departmental quality metrics, and drive improvement
  • Set clear/achievable goals, and hold team members accountable for execution and continuous improvement in their area of ownership
  • Use continuous improvement to upgrade the production controls we have in place, and minimize the probability of errors
  • Use quantitative tools to verify the effectiveness of process changes, and use that data to scale solutions for the entire company
  • Work with launch team to improve workmanship errors
  • Conduct independent audit of production, and manage internal/external audits
  • Manage scheduling and headcount requirements of inspection team across all work centers
  • Identify and setup training programs; maintain training matrix to ensure cross-training maximizes resource availability


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or 4+ years of technician/inspection experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years of experience in a leadership role with direct reports


  • Experience with quality tools including root cause and corrective action, QMS and process auditing, and statistical analysis of quality metrics
  • Graduate degree in a technical or management field
  • Experience communicating, team building, and influencing at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced/cross-functional environment
  • Experience establishing priorities, working independently, and leading continuous improvement initiatives
  • Possess an ASQ certification (CQM, CQE) and/or be a RAB certified/trained auditor
  • Experience using NDE methods and testing equipment
  • Experience as a nondestructive evaluation/testing inspector
  • Possess the American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification


  • Ability to travel to the various SpaceX sites - up to 10%
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability to pass Space Force background check for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg


Pay range:

Manager, Quality Assurance/Manager: $130,000.00 - $180,000.00/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.