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We go to space to improve life on Earth

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. 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. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action-oriented.

About the role

A Senior Flight FPGA/Software engineer will be responsible for creation, maintenance and support of FPGA and software components, functions or services on the Electron launch vehicle, Photon spacecraft, and associated ground-based communication systems.

Flight software provides critical support to vehicle systems during launch and on orbit, operating launch vehicle and spacecraft avionics, collecting and distributing telemetry and commands, and hosting guidance, navigation and control software and algorithms.

Essential skills

  • Tertiary Diploma, Certificate or degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical
  • Engineering or demonstrated equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience within a software engineering related discipline
  • C/C++ development
  • FPGA development
  • Linux application development
  • Networked application development
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with Redmine, Jira, Bugzilla, Mantis, or other issue tracker

Desirable skills and experience

  • Embedded software development
  • Linux kernel development
  • Experience with Scrum
  • ARM Development
  • Python

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits:

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career
  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit and snacks
  • Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
  • Additional parental leave entitlements
  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year

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