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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 our 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 of flight and ground software as a service in Denver. Our components business is key to vertically integrating our spacecraft solutions and enabling constellations for customers.ย ย 

AVIONICS TEST ENGINEER

Based out of Rocket Labโ€™s global headquarters in Long Beach, the Avionics Test Engineer is responsible for the design, test, and integration of the electrical systems and electronics that form the backbone of our Space Systems missions. You will support the Space Systems organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.

WHAT YOUโ€™LL GET TO DO:ย 

  • Develop test plans and programs in support of space flight hardware and systems development
  • Manage and conduct Acceptance, Qualification and Proto-Flight test programs
  • Develop automated test hardware and test platforms in support of test programs
  • Support the design and development of space flight hardware to increase the level of design for testability and manufacturability
  • Support the analysis of COTS component test levels against mission environmental test requirements
  • Contribute to the development of engineering and business processes, including engineering and test processes, as well as other business processes to support Rocket Lab growth and capability
  • Contribute to the development of engineering best practice areas such as test, design for manufacture and engineering change

YOUโ€™LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS (Note: you must meet every qualification in order to be considered):

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in engineering
  • 4+ years of experience with hardware development or electronics test engineering
  • 3+ years of programing experience in C, C++, Python, or MATLAB

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Understanding of electrical test equipment, test procedures, data acquisition systems and instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including power supplies, oscilloscopes, serial devices, switch topologies, accelerometers, thermocouples, RTDs, thermistors, relays, bridge, voltage and 4-20mA sensors
  • Understanding of designing hardware from concept through production
  • Experience in environmental design testing, such as vibration, shock, thermal, and TVAC
  • Project/program management skills

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR ยง120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Rocket Lab
United States, Long Beach, California
Posted 3 months ago
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