Software Engineer

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [2932766CBC]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

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.


Join Nimbus as we apply web and cloud technology to the new-space industry.

  • Work alongside a dedicated protector of birds, an airsoft ninja, a born speaker and a master blacksmith.
  • As part of the Nimbus team, you work on major features and new applications that are part of mission management, production, launch operations, and vehicle design.
  • Nothing is out of bounds, opportunity is everywhere, and every week has its own thrills!
  • Dive straight in and help us use web technology to optimize everything and anything at Rocket Lab, in style.


What are you waiting for? We could really use a hand!


  • Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience within a relevant discipline
  • Experience working as part of a (software) engineering team
  • REST API design
  • Relational database design
  • Experience in Unix based environments
  • Experience creating automated tests to validate implementations
  • Typescript/Javascript
  • NodeJS server design
  • Angular or other Frontend framework (React, Vue, etc)

Desirable Skills:

  • Scrum
  • Experience with docker/kubernetes
  • Understanding of the Product Life Cycle
  • Network programming (Sockets/WebSockets)
  • Nodejs/NPM related build systems and tooling
  • C#/.NET Development
  • Folding a burrito with one hand

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