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Space Operations Software Engineer - Web Developer

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Software Engineering, Operations
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

About The Role

ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

ABOUT SPACE SYSTEMS AT ROCKET LAB:

Rocket Lab’s Space Systems team is responsible for every satellite and satellite component made by Rocket Lab: from complete satellites destined for missions to the Moon and Mars, to the individual components and subsystems that make up a satellite like solar panels, flight software, reaction wheels and star trackers, separation systems, radios, and more. Our Space Systems team is made up of engineers, technicians, and designers who design, create, and put together our own satellites for missions across the commercial, government, and defence sectors, or who build and assemble satellite hardware and software that supports other satellite missions.

WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO:

Based at Rocket Lab's Auckland Production Complex, New Zealand, the Spacecraft Operations Software Engineer will support the development of Rocket Lab’s Photon satellite bus, with an emphasis on operations software. In this role, you will be working to develop our Space Operations Software that is responsible for commanding and data handling for all of Photon’s operations in space as well as the mission software for some customer missions, as a product. This role will involve developing software to work with various cloud technologies, mission & ground software, customer APIs, and large databases.

You will help develop software for the operation of space systems and associated ground infrastructure (such as ground stations, mission control, etc), and develop and evolve ground-based software architecture for spacecraft operations. The missions you will work on are very diverse with operations on Rocket Lab's PHOTON satellite bus for customers with diverse payloads and roles. From LEO on-orbit manufacturing to deep space/interplanetary missions, LEO constellation operations, to supporting the commissioning and orbit raising phases to meet our customer’s CONOPS. You will work closely with flight software developers, Space Operations personnel, AIT engineers, and systems engineers to understand requirements and functional needs, then solve hard problems.

This is an on-site role, based in Mount Wellington, Auckland.

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience within a relevant discipline, ideally in a full-stack or front-end development role
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • REST API’s and web-based applications development experience
  • Angular or other Frontend framework experience (React, Vue, etc)

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Python web experience (FastAPI or equivalent)
  • Typescript/JavaScript
  • Node.js/NPM ecosystem
  • Time series database
  • Experience working in a scrum/agile environment.
  • Network programming (Sockets/WebSockets) and linux system

If the above sounds like you apply now!

WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at [email protected].This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

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 ITAR Regulations.

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