Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.
Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. 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 relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.
About The Role:
As a Satellite Fluid Systems Engineer you will be responsible for leading the development of the Photon satellite bus liquid and gas plumbing systems for long term space operations.
In this role you will be tasked with delivering a product that is highly adaptable for the different configurations that the Photon satellite bus could fly with. We are looking for a technical leader with proven experience to achieve the required outcome efficiently.
Photon is Rocket Lab’s in-house designed and built satellite platform that is designed to pair with Electron as a bundled satellite build and launch service. Photon enables Rocket Lab to deliver an all-inclusive spacecraft build and launch service that helps small satellite customers focus on delivering their service from orbit and generating revenue, rather than building their own satellite hardware. Our Photon engineers provide technical leadership and nuance to all aspects of Photon’s design, development, and build. They collaborate across Rocket Lab’s avionics, manufacturing, engineering, software, and launch teams to manage the process from factory to launch, and also work with our prestigious customers during their launch campaign.