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Do you want to work for Elon Musk? You will have to cover the following profile

Know the requirements that you would have to meet to work in one of the companies of the founder of SpaceX.

This article was translated from our Spanish edition. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This article was updated on June 26, 2020

In May 2020 Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and the private space company SpaceX, together with NASA launched a new spacecraft to the International Space Station.


After the success, many people renewed their desire to work for a company such as SpaceX. In this context, a team of SpaceX software developers participated weeks ago in a session called "Ask Me Anything" organized by the social network Reddit.

Elon Musk's task force managing the software development for the Crew Dragon Demo 2 release and running flight and safety software wrote on Reddit: "We are here to answer any questions you may have about Crew Dragon, the software and the work at SpaceX. "

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The winning profile

But a good part of the questions focused on how to get a job at SpaceX. These are the team's tips:

  • Obtain a degree in computer science or a related career. The SpaceX team remarked how essential to get a Computer Sciences degree or something similar and really make sure you know how things work.
  • Be meticulous in understanding the code. Jeff Dexter, in charge of executing flight and cybersecurity software at SpaceX, explained that the engineers who obtain good results at the firm know how the network works, how Linux works, how the hardware works, the code, etc. ".
  • Get experience in internships. In addition to having a degree, it is important that interested people "get real-world experience building things and solving difficult problems, whether through hobby projects or internships (even at SpaceX itself). Team Members They recalled that Elon Musk started programming at age 12 because of his love for a video game called Blastar.
  • Be inclusive. Matt Monson, director of Starlink software, remarked that "having different people with different backgrounds (education, experience and culture) is a huge advantage on the team."