Sr. Network Security Engineer

Hawthorne, CA or Redmond, WA or Washington, DC

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

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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 looking for a Sr. Network Security Engineer with expertise of network security technologies (firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, etc.). This employee will be a member of the Security Engineering team. As a highly visible and dynamic organization, we must value and guard against damage to our internal information, our physical hardware, and our reputation and brand. Finally, it is paramount that we defend against loss of control or confidence in our systems, to guarantee the highest probability of success.

As a Security Engineer, you will focus on the "behind the scenes" technologies that ensure our networks and systems are up to industry and SpaceX standards. You will be responsible for providing high-criticality and high-risk services, with the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of those services in mind. This role will partner with various application development and customer groups across SpaceX to ensure that the technologies and systems we build in-house or purchase and deploy in-house are designed and maintained in a secure way that minimizes risk.


  • Develop and implement network security tools
  • Produce threat models and assess risk around existing configurations
  • Provide subject matter expertise on network security, firewalls and industry best practices
  • Manage firewall configurations within the SpaceX enterprise network based on operational requirements
  • Analyze and proactively come up with creative network solutions for operational needs that present security challenges
  • Documenting and formalizing security processes
  • Manage and maintain network security systems by applying system patches and other periodic maintenance tasks
  • Work with other SpaceX teams to determine functional needs, develop secure architectures, and communicate security best practices and policies


  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, information security, computer science, engineering and 4+ years of network security experience; OR 6+ years of network security experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience with securing networks, IT infrastructure, applications, endpoints, and/or APIs
  • Experience hardening Windows, MacOS, and/or Linux operating systems


  • Strong understanding of network security technologies, their operation and limitations, including:
    • Firewalls (Palo Alto and Juniper)
    • Network IDS/IPS solutions
    • Network monitoring solutions (NDR)
    • Switch/router ACLs
    • Network access control solutions
    • IPSec and TLS based VPNs
    • Web application firewalls
    • Email security
    • Logging and alerting with SIEMs
  • Advanced Python programming and automation ability
  • Familiarity with networking protocols and the OSI model
  • Experience testing and implementing changes in a production environment
  • Adept at learning new technologies and systems
  • Strong self-starting and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or 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.

Tags: APIs Automation C Computer Science Firewalls IDS IPS IT infrastructure Linux MacOS Monitoring Network security Python TLS VPN Windows

Region: North America
Country: United States
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