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.

About the role
Rocket Lab operates maintains several three engine test facilities across facilities in the Auckland and Waikato regions for Rutherford engine testing.. The engine test cells within these facilities require maintenance and support, as well as continuous improvement to the software tooling to assist Test Engineers complete engine testing faster and more efficiently.
The Test Support Engineer will be involved in all aspects of the engine test cell and test rig setup s and maintenance, including from configuration, initial setup, continuous improvement, and support for the operators running the test. They will also be involved in setup, maintenance and improvement of engine test data analysis tools (Tableau), databases (SQL and Postgres) as well as test automation tools such as National Instruments Teststand.
The position will require learning a broad range of knowledge across software systems, as well as an understanding of the  electrical,  and mechanical and fluid  systems the software controls, to assist our engineers be fiercely efficient.

**Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or demonstrated equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Experience working directly with Engineering or R&D teams.
  • Clear and confident verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Can work alone at remote sites and has a “can do” attitude
  • Networking and firewalls.
  • Preparing test scripts – manual and automated, using languages such as Python.
  • Linux-based systems.

**Desired Skills

**Experience with:
o Preparing and maintaining test plans and test cases in accordance with engineer specifications.
o Preparing test scripts – manual and automated, using languages such as Python.
o Networking and firewalls.
o National Instruments – Test Stand.
o Tableau.
o SQL and Postgres.

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
  • An employee stock purchase program

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 http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations\_laws/itar.html.

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) 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
New Zealand, Auckland
Posted 6d ago
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