What does it take to get into the SpaceX Mars Program as a developer?

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Apr 19, 2018 13 Comments

I'm obsessed with SpaceX and what they are doing. What's the best inroads into the Mars program? Can I get in as a .NET developer or should I look at something else? Musk says college degrees are a waste of time, but is that just a bunch of BS when it actually comes to getting hired at SpaceX on the cool projects?

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  • Salesforce Z00FORCE
    Please don’t. If you have these questions you will ruin the mission.
    Apr 19, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng ktyuu
      lol
      Apr 19, 2018
    • New / Eng
      gtx1180

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      Besides just you being a dick. Is there any other reason why this comment is valid?
      Apr 19, 2018
  • New / Eng RhpJ71
    The best way is to meet someone from the team. Find them at a trade conference and understand what they need. Or maybe you get to meet someone at a Falcon launch?

    Oh, and ignore the naysayers. If you are young, you have a lot of time to explore your passions. Good luck!
    Apr 19, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng Away.throw
      This. Passion goes a long way.
      Apr 19, 2018
    • New / Eng
      gtx1180

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      Thanks for actual advice
      Apr 19, 2018
  • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
    Elon is a lot of hot air. Degrees matter. HR/Recruiting goes to prestigious colleges and considers grades and test scores as gating a preliminary phone interview.
    Apr 25, 2018 0
  • SpaceX djwirkdj
    You can definitely get in with .net skills. The ERP application is written in-house in Microsoft stack.
    Apr 19, 2018 1
    • New / Eng
      gtx1180

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      Thanks
      Apr 19, 2018
  • SAP louie
    .NET developer eh
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Intel ExitPlan
    Physics. More physics. And then again physics.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon Pokebowl
    You should look for what’s inside Gargantua and present it to Elon Musk. That’ll do.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt apoptosis
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    Apr 19, 2018 0