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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 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.

Space Systems

This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in Rocket Labโ€™s evolution into an end-to-end space company that delivers launch, spacecraft, and on-orbit operations. The Space Systems Division is shaping Rocket Labโ€™s future with Photon, our brand of high-performance satellites, enabling innovative missions in low Earth orbit and beyond including missions for NASA to LEO, the Moon, and Mars and commercial customers including leading the design and manufacture of 17 high power telecommunication spacecraft buses for Globalstar.

Rocket Lab is also growing spacecraft components business, anchored on the acquisition of Sinclair Interplanetary manufacturing reaction wheels and star trackers in Toronto, SolAero Technologies manufacturing solar power and primary structure solutions in Albuquerque, Planetary Systems Corporation manufacturing launch separation systems in Silver Spring, and Advanced Solutions, Inc. provider flight and ground software as a service in Denver. Our componentโ€™s business is key to vertically integrating our spacecraft solutions and enabling constellations for customers.

ASSEMBLY, INTEGRATION, AND TEST ENGINEER

As an Spacecraft Integration & Test Engineer you will work closely with team members across all subsystems. You will support the development, test, and deployment of spacecraft avionics that go into space. You will also develop, maintain, and upgrade the test systems for that hardware.

WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO

  • Lead and own integration and test campaigns at various levels of spacecraft development
  • Work collaboratively with team members to define system requirements as well as verification and validation plans
  • Develop and maintain functional and environmental test systems
  • Develop and maintain hardware-in-the-loop test systems
  • Develop and maintain test fixtures
  • Develop and maintain test and integration facilities
  • Implement software configuration changes
  • Lead investigations into anomalous vehicle behavior

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor or Masterโ€™s degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics or equivalent engineering degree
  • A good theoretical and/or practical understanding of electronic systems
  • Exposure to designing and implementing test systems for electronics
  • An understanding of sensors, signal conditioning, and data acquisition electronics
  • Familiar with spacecraft harness design and best practices
  • Experience with environmental testing, such as thermal vacuum or random vibration testing
  • Hands-on experience using electrical test equipment
  • Expertise in C, C++, Python, or Matlab

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience working in a clean room
  • Experience working with ESD-sensitive equipment
  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Experience with RF testing
  • Basic level of knowledge of networking

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

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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