Ground Systems Engineer I

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3144797CB]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

At Rocket Lab, we believe the future will be defined and enabled by access to space.  As a world leader in launch and space systems, we’re making that future a reality and enabling the ideas of tomorrow to reach orbit today. We’re unlocking the potential of space and ushering in a new era of opportunity and exploration for the benefit of humankind.


As a Ground Systems Engineer with our ICE team, you are responsible for the design, build, testing and commissioning of launch and test facility control systems. You will help create and maintain the brain of the launch pads and test cells, controlling the complex interactions between the ground systems and the launch vehicle.


Essential Skills

  • Post-secondary degree in Controls Engineering, Software, Process Engineering or equivalent
  • 2+ years industry experience
  • Experience with NI LabVIEW
  • Ability to understand electrical schematics and P&IDs
  • Must be willing to ‘get your hands dirty’ to help with new build projects
  • Domestic and International travel may be required

Desirable skills

  • Experience with launch pad systems OR oil and gas, process, mining or other similar industries
  • Python
  • Beckhoff TwinCAT and TwinSAFE
  • Experience with EPLAN

Important Information 

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.

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