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Senior Creative Developer

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 seeking an interactive creative coder to join our communications team and contribute to the development of web-based experiences that push the boundaries of technology and creativity. You will collaborate with designers, artists, and project leads to conceptualize, develop, and implement engaging digital experiences with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment.


  • Collaborate with designers and artists to create immersive web-based experiences, games, simulations, and applications leveraging WebGL and tools such as Three.js, Phaser and Pixi.js.

  • Develop a network-controlled photography system, including features for capturing, controlling, and managing photo and video content across multiple cameras.

  • Develop interactive mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms, integrating features such as augmented reality (AR) and geolocation-based interactions using tools like Spark Studio.

  • Explore new technologies and emerging trends in interactive media to prototype innovative concepts and experiences.

  • Ensure seamless user interactions and intuitive navigation through the development of user interfaces and interactive elements.

  • Create interactive installations for events, exhibitions, and public spaces using technologies such as motion sensors, touch screens, and projection mapping.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 7+ years of experience in front-end development using HTML5, CSS, and/or JavaScript.

Preferred Skills And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or interactive media.

  • 10+ years experience in front-end development using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Experience animating interfaces and elements such as SVGs using GSAP.

  • Ability to develop complete experiences with Vanilla JavaScript, HTML and JS with no specific frameworks when needed.

  • Experience with web development frameworks/libraries (e.g., React, Angular, Vue.js) and various game engines (e.g., Phaser, Unity, Unreal Engine).

  • Ability to develop experiences based upon designs provided by the creative team.

  • Experience with additional programming languages such as Python, C#, C++, and GLSL shaders.

  • Strong understanding of User Interface (UI) design principles, User Experience (UX) concepts, color and interactive design patterns.

  • Creative and curious mindset with a passion for exploring new technologies and pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • A passionate creative developer who can take direction on some projects and willing to take the lead on others.

  • Must be able to present relevant interactive work examples of the above qualifications to qualify.

Additional Requirements

  • Please provide examples of prior work in PDF form with your application.

  • Must be willing to work extended hours and/or weekends to support launch operations and critical project timelines.

  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Compensation And Benefits

Pay range:

Sr. Creative Developer: $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.

Itar Requirements

  • 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.

Posted a month ago

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