Mission Assurance Engineer

Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing

Compensation Overview

$117,000 - $147,000Annually

+ Company Stock + Stock Options + Cash Incentives

Mid, Senior

Long Beach, CA, USA

  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or other engineering degree
  • 5+ years experience in engineering problem solving in design, analysis, or test of systems
  • Experience with launch vehicles and National Security Space Launch contracts
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards, such as SMC-S-021, SMC-S-016, SMC-G-1202, LE-P-024, etc.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance
  • Work closely with Program/Product Managers to ensure products meet requirements for mission success
  • Develop and implement mission assurance plans based on company procedures, government/industry standards, and best practices
  • Develop and mature mission assurance tools and processes for managing and tracking risks, non-conformances, and component pedigree
  • Provide oversight at technical reviews to ensure that products are being designed based on sound engineering principles
  • Provide recommendations to programs and products to improve launch vehicle mission assurance
  • Support test, verification, and validation planning and execution for hardware production and qualification testing
  • Ensure that contract requirements are met and that documentation is compliant with requirements
  • Define Mission Assurance Strategy for new proposals
  • Support regulatory and customer reviews as needed

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.

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Lakewood, California



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