Senior Integrated Avionics Engineer
Updated on 4/5/2024
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.
Hardware
Industrial & Manufacturing
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

17%

1 year growth

53%

2 year growth

118%
Locations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Avionics
Research & Development
Space & Rocket Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or other technical discipline.
  • 5+ years experience in two of the following areas: flight termination systems, avionics, interfacing with regulatory agencies.
  • Experience performing environmental testing with avionics or ordnance devices.
  • Knowledge of electrical test systems, hardware, and environmental survivability.
Responsibilities
  • Define requirements, specifications, and test plans for avionics systems and components, including FTS electrical, arming, and ordnance chains.
  • Develop and execute against complex mission- and safety-critical systems, including analysis support such as simulation and modelling activities.
  • Take ownership of components from initial concept through integration and launch.
  • Develop strategies for how to break-up the vehicle via FTS, including running destruct analyses and executing sub-scale testing campaigns.
  • Work with launch teams to support integration and operation of avionics subsystems, optimizing for per-flight cadence and reusability.
  • Execute destructive lot acceptance and qualification testing.
  • Develop fixturing and electrical ground support equipment for use in production and at the launch site.
  • Generate certification deliverables and work with regulatory agencies (e.g. FAA, NASA) to tailor requirements as applicable.
  • Travel to vendor and test sites around the United States, approximately 10%