Principal Avionics Engineer
Launch, Mission Formulation
Posted on 3/22/2024
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 engineering (Aerospace/Electrical/Computer Engineering)
  • 12+ years of working experience in Engineering
  • Proven experience developing full design solutions for significant avionics or electrical systems in orbital launch vehicle or missile systems
  • Active DoD US Government security clearance or, ability to obtain and maintain one
Responsibilities
  • Primary Avionics Design engineering contact to Business Development for proposal and mission concepts
  • Electron and Neutron mission operational concept development
  • Electrical and RF design and analysis for unique payload accommodations including processing, vehicle integration, and launch site
  • Working with external stakeholders and customers for mission-specific requirements engineering
  • Documenting the proposed avionics design solution and participating in design reviews with the customer
  • Develop tools and processes for automating common proposal analysis tasks
  • Participate in program execution of Electron and Neutron system commissioning and calibration