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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 weโ€™re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core โ€“ every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.


Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering the mega constellations of tomorrow, high assurance payloads, and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a highly cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Labโ€™s proven execution history with the Electron program. If youโ€™re interested in joining a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity!

Director of Propulsionย 

As the Director of Neutron Propulsion, you are responsible for developing a liquid rocket engine (LOx /LNG) from a clean sheet. This is a key role in supporting the development of the Neutron launch vehicle where you will build a high performing team under your direction.

In addition to your building a team in-house you will be required to manage external resources, suppliers, equipment and infrastructure teams that need to be established and maintained to successfully accomplish program objectives. Every day will be different, and you need to be capable of addressing direction to the program as required across the vast challenges that arise.

Not often do we open a leadership role as exciting as this one and weโ€™re looking for the best to join the team!


  • Background in aerospace development projects (10+ years)
  • Proven capability with building and running high performing teams
  • Clear decision making under pressure
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • A high work ethic working leveraging Rocket Labโ€™s global team and facilities
  • Extensive liquid rocket engine development experience

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, Long Beach, California

Posted 2 months ago

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