Avionics Test Engineer II
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.

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 member of the Avionics Test group, you will be on the front-line of cutting-edge avionics hardware development. You will have the unique opportunity to support the creation, test, and deployment of avionics hardware and systems that go into orbit.

This includes but is not limited to flight computers, power electronic systems, high-voltage components, FPGAs, RF systems, and components used in guidance, navigation, and control.

Our fundamental goal is to ensure our payloads reach orbit on time, every time. Your role working with avionics hardware is critical to this mission, and the main line of defence to ensure the quality and reliability in a fast-paced production environment.

Essential technical skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering field or equivalent
  • professional experience.

  • Proven trouble-shooting skills and the ability to make recommendations
  • based on limited data.

  • Demonstrated good engineering judgement, looking at all available options
  • to solve a problem.

  • Ability to work in fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding
  • atmosphere.

  • Firm understanding of electrical test equipment, test procedures, data
  • acquisition systems.

  • Firm understanding of instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including
  • power supplies, oscilloscopes, serial devices, switch topologies,

    accelerometers, thermocouples, RTDs, and 4-20mA sensors.

  • Understanding of designing hardware from concept through production.
  • Firm understanding and experience in environmental design testing, such
  • as vibration, shock, thermal, and TVAC.

  • 4+ years of experience with hardware development or electronics test
  • engineering.

  • 3+ years of programming experience in a language such as C, C++, Python,
  • or Matlab.

    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
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