Company Details

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. While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role
The Senior Engineer – Integrated Electrical Systems is a highly technical role that is responsible for the development, design, build, integration and testing of Avionics Systems in support of launch vehicle upper stages, specialist electrical ground support equipment and production automation tools.

The role spans all end-to-end development phases, from electrical architectures, concept definition, harness design, routing, deployment, system modelling, automation, integrated test, and launch operations support for a subsystem or function. The team is a cross-functional team spanning low-voltage avionics, power systems, and avionics-based safety systems.

Essential skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or other engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience in electrical system design, hardware development, or electronics test engineering.
  • 3+ years’ experience with programming languages, scripting tools, and automation (C/C++, Python preferred).
  • Highly proficient in electronics principles and electrical systems, including power electronics, communication systems (e.g RS-422, SPI, Ethernet, CAN bus), signal integrity, and grounding.
  • Highly proficient with instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including power supplies, oscilloscopes, serial devices, accelerometers, thermocouples, RTDs, and 4-20mA sensors
  • Experience with eCAD and mCAD software packages such as Altium, SolidWorks Electrical, Rapid Harness, VeSys, Capitol, ePLAN, or Siemens NX.
  • Experience in use of change management systems.
  • Professional experience in a fast-paced engineering environment.
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal.

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

Important Information
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

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