Senior Ground Software Engineer
Updated on 3/27/2024
Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing
Company Overview
Rocket Lab, a comprehensive space company established in 2006, has a proven track record of mission success, offering reliable launch services, spacecraft components, and on-orbit management solutions. It stands out for its manufacturing of the Electron, the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, and the Photon spacecraft platform, chosen for NASA missions to the Moon and Mars. With three launch pads at two sites, industry-leading flight software, and a commitment to cost-effective and efficient services, Rocket Lab is a leader in the space industry, making space access more affordable and faster.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Hardware
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

47%

2 year growth

118%
Locations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
CategoriesNew
Backend Engineering
Embedded Engineering
Web Development
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience developing software
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience developing in Python
  • Experience architecting web-based software applications
Responsibilities
  • Develop and evolve web-based software architecture for spacecraft operations
  • Work closely with flight software developers, operations personnel, and systems engineers to understand requirements and functional needs
  • Deploy and configure the Rocket Lab Ground Data System
  • Establish monitoring and alerting to detect system degradation and outages
  • Identify ground systems issues and provide technical insight for resolution