Mission: Revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, who remains the CEO.
Note: SpaceX highly values project experience. Referencing your portfolio or past projects in your responses may help you land a role.
What makes you think you"re a good fit for SpaceX?
Tell me about a time when you had to manage a large project.
Tell me about a time when you had to deliver bad news.
When have you failed and how did you learn from it?
Tell us about a time when you had to solve a problem with little to no information about it.
If I asked you to quit your job and start working at SpaceX tomorrow, which three things would your manager miss most about you?
Rate yourself vs. your peers on a scale from 1 to 10.
What’s your greatest professional accomplishment?
Where in the world can you walk 1 mile north, 1 mile east, then 1 mile south and end up where you started?
You"re on a small row boat in a lake with a rock in the boat. You throw the rock overboard, does the water level in the lake rise or fall?
Tell me about a time you had a conflict at work. How did you handle it? What have you learned?
What do you do when you encounter a problem that you don’t know how to solve?
Tell me about a successful project you were involved in. What was your role? What was the result?
Describe the most exciting project or team you ever worked on.
Describe a time when you had to overcome a significant obstacle on a job.
Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision.
How would you analyze a bridge you were trying to cross to figure out if it was sturdy enough to support you?
Stage 1: 15 minute hone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: At-home assessment, sometimes in the form of an extensive take-home project
Stage 3: Technical phone interviews with live coding
Stage 4: Onsite interview
Pathrise is a career accelerator that helps people land their dream jobs. We regularly place our fellows at top companies like Apple, Amazon, and Meta. Our mentors have experience at companies like Apple, giving fellows the inside scoop on interview and company culture in 1-on-1 sessions.
We can’t guarantee you a job at a specific company like Apple. But we do guarantee you a great job–if you don’t accept an offer in 1 year, you pay nothing. Our income share agreement means you only pay with a percentage of your income at your new role.
Mentors work with fellows at every stage in search, helping them build the skills necessary to be the best candidate possible. Fellows in Pathrise usually see a 2-4x increase in application response rates, 1.5-3x increase in interview scores, and 10-20% increase in salary through negotiation.