Rocket Lab€™s mission is to revolutionize the way we access space. We develop and launch advanced rockets to put small payloads into orbit more frequently.
Small satellites have a crucial role to play in improving the understanding of our planet and humanity€™s impact on it. Rocket Lab€™s lightweight carbon composite Electron launch vehicle is designed to give these satellites dedicated launches and flexible orbit options.
On May 25 2017, Electron made history as the first orbital-class launch vehicle to reach space from a private launch facility in New Zealand.
Rocket Lab is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a privately funded company with investors including Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lockheed Martin, Promus Ventures and Data Collective.
About The Role
This role is based in New Zealand but we are looking for candidates from around the world to join the team to test and launch Electron rockets.
The rocket and the test infrastructure must be state of the art to ensure the tests are carried out successfully and efficiently.
Rocket Lab is looking for more engineers that can operate the Rutherford engine and the Electron launch vehicle through testing and launch campaigns.
Day to day you will be responsible for Rutherford engine and subcomponent qualification and acceptance testing.
This position is New Zealand based, work visa support will be provided by Rocket Lab.
In this role it is necessary to :
For 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.