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Stratolaunch, LLC Network Engineer, Launch System in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

Stratolaunch is seeking a Senior Launch System Network Engineer to execute the development of the Combined Talon Launch System including the Roc Carrier Aircraft. This position will focus continued network support for flying aircraft networks as well as traditional corporate networks.


  • Support Data & Telemetry Systems lead in developing the aircraft side networks for continuous upgrades of systems and capabilities, including switches, WiFi, data recording, etc.

  • Support corporate networks including switches, firewalls, routers, WiFi, NAC, cloud networking procedures, etc.

  • Train and act as network lead on console during mission operations

  • Rack, patch, and label devices

  • Maintain updated network diagrams and documentation

  • Utilize a Change Control platform to keep changes documented

  • Keep all devices up to date, perform emergency updates if CVEs are released

  • Participate on our Security Team as our network resource providing guidance our how to better improve our security posture

  • Troubleshoot and fix network related issues

  • Prepare project for flight and brief status at Flight Readiness Reviews and other similar events


  • Experience managing Cisco switches and routers

  • Experience managing Firewalls

  • Experience managing WiFi

  • Experience with network security

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from an accredited institution OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • U.S. Person Status


  • Palo Alto

  • SolarWinds Orion

  • 802.1x

  • Aruba ClearPass NAC

  • Ubiquiti

  • Azure

  • Cisco CUCM

  • VMWare

  • Hands-on aircraft build, piloting, and flight test experience

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA

  • Hybrid schedule possible

Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA

  • 9/80 schedule

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave up to 16 weeks

  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education

Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.

Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.

Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Information Technology