Ground Software Engineer

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Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. 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.

Work in a fast-paced high energy environment working with leading edge spacecraft ground software for commercial and government programs. Provide ground system development and support for internal and external customers in our Littleton, CO office. 


  •  Develop ground system tools to complement ASI satellite flight software suite
  •  Deploy and configure satellite ground systems
  •  Establish monitoring and alerting to detect system degradation and outages
  •  Perform application administration
  •  Identify ground system issues and provide technical insight for resolution
  • Working in a team environment as well as individually

Required Qualifications

  • Full Stack Software Development experience including:

  • Backend - Python and/or Golang

  • Frontend - Typescript and/or Javascript (Angular or React)

  • Database - PostgreSQL and/or Timeseries

  • Ability to write clear, well-tested, well-documented software

  • Effective communications skills, both written and verbal

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Person

Required Education & Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math or Physics with significant computer science coursework. Advanced degree desired
  • At least 3+ years of relevant work experience, including software development in Unix based OS

Compensation Range: 80,000-135,000+ 

Important Information:
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

United States, Littleton, Colorado

Posted 5d ago

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