RF Systems Engineer I - Operations
Rocket Lab
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

About Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth.

There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab.

Our team is 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.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role

As a RF Systems Engineer I - Operations, you will work closely with RF engineers, and you will play an important role in ensuring mission operational readiness of launch vehicle TT&C systems and associated ground stations.

The RF Systems Engineer I Operations supports the definition of the mission TT&C plan and space to ground ICDs, communicates mission TT&C requirements to GNC and FSW teams, and verifies the operational readiness of TT&C systems.

Essential skills

  • Bachelors degree or diploma in Engineering, majoring in electronics / communications / RF (or an equivalent qualification)
  • An understanding of RF communications system fundamentals and the ability to perform basic RF analysis
  • Experience integrating and testing RF communications system and components and operating RF test equipment including VNAs and spectrum analysers
  • Experience applying best practice systems engineering process and developing associated documentation such as requirements specifications, design documents and / or test plans
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Desirable skills

  • Practical experience with radio communications systems
  • A general understanding of modulation and coding techniques
  • Familiarity with system level RF analysis applied to ground stations and satellite / spacecraft, including link budget analysis
  • Rocket Lab Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • RL can support visa applications for overseas candidates
  • An employee stock purchase program
  • 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
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