Director of Terrestrial Software
Rocket Lab
Auckland, New Zealand
4d 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

Although Rocket Lab is in the business of launching rockets and satellites, we sure do spend a lot of time on the ground.

Like any modern business, everything we do is driven by software software in the factory, software in the test facilities, software in mission control, software crunching the numbers, software running the business and a lot of it is developed in-house.

It allows us to stay ahead of the curve and is a key differentiator.

The Director of Terrestrial Software will ensure these software systems deliver best value to the business by providing vision and technical leadership to the software teams, and continuous coordination between the various stakeholders in production, engineering, flight operations and business administration.

You will ensure that best-practice software development processes are followed to provide effective delivery of quality products.

Essential skills

  • Tertiary Diploma, Certificate or degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 15 years experience within a related field
  • Experience with leadership of software development staff in an engineering environment
  • Product definition and development experience
  • Proven experience with front-line software development in one or more of the desirable domains
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of people of varying backgrounds, and to be adept at engaging with those people
  • Sound analytical skills able to see the big picture, make connections and appropriate decisions
  • Scrum
  • User Interface Development
  • Database Application Development
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Cloud application development experience
  • Desktop application development experience
  • Networked application development experience
  • Knowledge and experience with software security principles and standards (e.g. NIST)
  • Knowledge and experience with software development and assurance standards (e.g. ISO12207)
  • 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
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