Network Engineer III

El Segundo, California
Corporate – Information Technology /
Full-time /
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

Network Engineer III

As a Network Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting various network projects that may be as simple as adding a switch to a congested seating area, to implementing the network of a new launch facility abroad. You are flexible, and are ready to grow your skills in all things network related. Ongoing education through hands-on support and triaging as well as formal certification training are a part of your daily routine. You enjoy building and architecting networks that are secure, easily scalable and fast! We are looking for Network Engineer who enjoys solving problems, is passionate about self growth, can work effectively in a fast-paced environment and shares our passion for building rockets.


    • Installs, configures, and maintains network components for corporate and launch sites. 
    • Conducts technical research on network upgrades and components to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility.
    • Investigates and resolves complex technical problems for production corporate and launch network systems.
    • Maintains enterprise-class wireless systems and diagnoses connectivity.
    • Deploys, modifies, and audits network security policies and zone configuration in compliance with security standards and best practices.
    • Serves as subject matter expert in network topology for emergency escalations.
    • Works as a team member with other technical staff to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems.
    • Lead engagements with vendors and partners for the troubleshooting and procurement of network services and components.
    • Builds and maintains network component documentation and architecture diagrams.
    • Maintains network device cybersecurity, evaluates CVEs for priority, impact, and executes remediations.
    • Participates in change management and executes network and firewall changes according to policy and scheduling.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Networking, or related field.
    • 5+ years of experience in production environments or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 


    • Advanced background in Juniper, Palo Alto, and Aruba networking systems.
    • Extensive knowledge of EVPN-VXLAN, BGP, OSPF, IPSec and 802.1x protocols and supporting technologies. 
    • Experience with deploying and maintaining virtual networking technologies, with strong emphasis in AWS. 
    • Experience with Cloud connectivity and hyperscale networking concepts. 
    • Understanding of heavily regulated industries such as aerospace, healthcare, or financial services. 


    • Curiosity and eagerness to research and learn new emerging technologies.
    • Ambition, drive, clear vision, and a great attitude.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communications, willingness to assist in areas outside of direct assignments when necessary, and commitment to self-improvement and completion of team objectives.
    • Proven experience effectively prioritizing schedule and flexing workload to meet tight deadlines and challenging work objectives. 


    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
    • While performing the duties, the employee will typically work in an office environment but may be required to work in the field to update, or maintain drawings. 
$115,000 - $165,000 a year
The salary range for this role is $115,000 - $165,000. This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs. 
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees. 
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.