GNC Engineer – Mission Design
Rocket Lab
Auckland City, AUK
6d ago
source : ExploreJobs

About Rocket LabRocket 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!Your missionRocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch, but we’re not stopping there.

Our world-leading team is growing as we take on exciting new programs, including our own satellite manufacturing division and a mission to the Moon for NASA.

The future at Rocket Lab is bright, and we’re on the hunt for a GNC Engineer who will be responsible, along with the GNC Manager and team members, for general mission design including trajectory optimization, orbital design, auto sequence planning & design, Monte Carlo analysis and any other mission design, verification and validation tasks as required.

Essential skillsMaster’s degree or higher in Aerospace, Mechatronics or equivalent qualificationA thorough fundamental understanding of 3DOF rocket dynamicsA thorough fundamental understanding of orbital mechanicsExperience with optimisation for launch vehicle or spacecraft missionsDesirableExperience with GMAT or STKExperience with software development in Python or MATLABExperience in development / implementation of a basic 3DOF propagator for LEO, lunar or interplanetary trajectories from fundamental equations of motionAs well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.

Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.

Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine.

At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects.

This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.Important InformationFor 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.

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