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.
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
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