About The Role
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 1,500 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.
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About the role
The Engineer II – Integrated Electrical Systems Engineer is an experienced engineer responsible for executing electrical engineering activities in support of launch vehicle, upper stages, specialist electrical ground support equipment, and production automation tools.
The role spans technical aspects to all end-to-end development phases, from electrical architectures, concept definition, harness design, routing, deployment, system modelling, automation, integrated test, and launch operations support for a subsystem or function. The team is a cross-functional team spanning low-voltage avionics, power systems, and avionics-based safety systems.
This role is a technical role supporting the design of electrical subsystems that are optimized for reliability, performance and mass; as well as testing, operator interfaces, regulatory compliance, and hands-on trouble shooting during test and launch; as well as contributing to the design environment such as data management and systems engineering.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline.
- 4+ years’ experience with hardware development or electronics test engineering, including analog and high-speed digital electronics, and distributed electronic architectures.
- Proficiency in electronics principles and electrical systems, including power electronics, communication systems (e.g RS-422, SPI, Ethernet, CAN bus), signal integrity, and grounding.
- Proficiency with instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including power supplies, oscilloscopes, serial devices, accelerometers, thermocouples, RTDs, and 4-20mA sensors.
- Proficiency with programming languages, scripting tools, and automation (C/C++, Python preferred).
- Professional experience in a fast-paced engineering environment.
- Excellent communication both written and verbal.
- Experience with eCAD and mCAD software packages such as Altium, SolidWorks, VeSyS or Siemens NX.
- Knowledge of FMECA and other analyses.
- Experience with change management systems.
- Experience designing and implementing analog, digital, or mixed-signal circuit PCB’s from concept through to production.
- Understanding of design for manufacture, manufacturing principles, and manufacturing techniques for electronic components and/or electrical harnesses or systems.
- Understanding in analysing circuits and developing test plans based on requirements and test specifications.
- Excellent communication both written and verbal, including creating material for distribution to external parties.
- Ability to work independently in an autonomously driven, fast-paced environment.
Rocket Lab Employee Benefits
- The opportunity to work on innovative and groundbreaking 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.
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.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.
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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FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:
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 ITAR Regulations.