WE OPEN ACCESS TO SPACE TO IMPROVE LIFE ON EARTH
ABOUT THE ROLE
About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.
Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab.
Our relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Every day we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.
About the role
This is a great opportunity for a graduate or recently graduated engineer to join the team at Rocket Lab in the role of Recovery Systems Engineer. Key responsibilities in this role include the development and implementation of system and component designs critical to the Recovery of Electron’s first Stage. To be successful in this position you will need to be hands-on capable of working in both theoretical and practical spaces.
Key areas of responsibility will include:
- Design of conventional and novel atmospheric decelerator systems
- Soft goods materials and manufacturing development
- Contribute to design reviews of flight and test hardware
- Co-ordinate with Rocket Lab teams to develop Recovery flight hardware, avionics, software, and control systems
- Build working relationships with material and service suppliers related to Recovery System development
- Bachelors or Masters in Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, Marine Engineering, or equivalent qualification
- Strong hands-on approach to system and component development
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing engineering solutions in a short timeframe (Either in a professional or academic setting)
- Experience with CAD software (Solidworks, Siemens NX, etc.)
Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.