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Sr. Legal And Compliance Analyst, Global Trade Controls

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

IT, Legal
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 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.


As a Senior Legal and Compliance Analyst, Global Trade Controls you will be supporting SpaceX’s global trade compliance team on Falcon, Starship, and Dragon programs, and in particular, on export control matters. You will draft and manage ITAR and EAR export authorizations, develop and manage elements of SpaceX’s global trade compliance program, provide counsel to internal customers, and partner with NASA on export compliance matters. You will work closely with attorneys, other legal and compliance professionals, and engineers.


  • Develop strategy for ITAR and EAR authorizations for customer and supplier relationships.
  • Draft, submit, and manage compliance with ITAR licenses and agreements and EAR license and license exceptions.
  • Conduct technical data reviews as related to U.S. export laws.
  • Support jurisdiction and classification exercises and determinations.
  • Support development of advisory opinions and classification requests.
  • Manage compliance procedures related to U.S. export laws and identify and implement compliance improvements.
  • Execute internal procedures related to U.S. export laws.
  • Advise, educate, and train internal stakeholders on matters related to U.S. export laws, including use of ITAR and EAR authorizations, execution of export policies and procedures, and technology controls.
  • Develop and manage technology and facility control plans.
  • Help develop, maintain, improve, and manage tools to facilitate compliance.
  • Maintain and update records and internal databases.
  • Work with NASA to implement and ensure compliance related to U.S. export laws for Dragon cargo and crew missions to the International Space Station (ISS) and the Human Landing System (HLS) program.
  • Work with the space operations and space medicine teams to ensure astronaut and research work is compliant with U.S. export laws.
  • Conduct research on U.S. federal statutes, regulations, directives, and guidance related to U.S. export laws.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of experience as an analyst or paralegal.
  • 2+ years of experience working with U.S. export laws.


  • Experience strategizing, drafting, and managing ITAR agreements and EAR licenses and license exceptions.
  • Experience conducting technical data reviews.
  • Experience conducting jurisdiction and classifications.
  • Experience developing and executing supply chain requirements related to the ITAR and EAR.
  • Experience collaborating with engineering, manufacturing, and operational organizations to manage compliance obligations.
  • Experience operationalizing compliance procedures and systems.


  • Willingness to travel approximately once a quarter.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
  • This is not a remote or hybrid position and will require relocation if not already local to the Washington, DC area.


Pay Range:
Legal and Compliance Analyst/Senior: $110,000.00 - $145,000.00/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.