Software Team Lead – Production Automation

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3167671CB]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action-oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it!


Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch, and we have taken on some exciting new programs including a mission to the moon for NASA and recover and re-usability of Electron. With all these programs underway, our team is growing, we are seeking a high performing Software Engineer to lead the production automation team. We need to ensure efficiencies throughout the entire chain of our vertically integrated service delivery and a key link is the production and assembly of Electron. Through the optimal use of modern techniques and systems, Rocket Lab’s Production Automation Software helps assure the quality of all manufactured and assembled components of our vehicles. The Production Automation Team Lead will provide vision, leadership, and project coordination to the Production Automation Software Team in support of the Electron launch vehicle and Photon spacecraft.


Essential Skills

  • Tertiary Diploma, Certificate or degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience within a software engineering related discipline
  • Experience with leadership of software development staff
  • Product definition and development experience
  • Software development experience using C/C++, Python
  • Linux application development
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with Redmine, Jira or other issue tracker

Desirable skills

  • Agile/Scrum
  • Networked application development
  • Database application development
  • Experience with User Interface development
  • Experience with Web application development

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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