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Multibody Dynamics Engineer


Hawthorne, CA 90250
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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. 


The Multibody Dynamics team is responsible for ensuring that the analysis, design, test, and flight operation of dynamics systems lead to successful completion of mission, and meet or exceed requirements.


  • Resolve dynamics problems through analysis and test.
  • Create custom dynamic simulations from first principles to drive engineering decisions.
  • Drive dynamics model anchoring and improvements by planning and executing test campaigns.
  • Work closely with hardware teams to drive improvements to vehicle design.


  • Bachelor€™s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or other similar technical discipline.
  • 1+ years of experience using engineering simulation software such as MATLAB.


  • Experience with multibody dynamics modeling.
  • Experience with moving mechanisms.
  • Experience with loads analysis and structural dynamics.
  • Excellent understanding of structural mechanics and dynamics.
  • Strong abilities with MATLAB.
  • Experience with finite element modeling tools, including LS-DYNA.
  • Demonstrated ownership of broad problems from conception to execution.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and requirements.
  • Communicates effectively to peers, customers, and management and has the ability to achieve buy-in.


  • Must be willing to travel for short and extended trips as needed.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours as needed.


  • 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.

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