Technical Writer

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3001700CB]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Aerospace 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.


The primary purpose of the Technical Writer role is to work with Rocket Lab’s Avionics engineering teams and subject matter experts to prepare material for production and operation of Avionics systems, including instructions for:

  • integrated system testing
  • launch operational procedures
  • hardware specifications.


  • Experience in a technical writing role in a technical or engineering environment
  • Excellent skills in structuring, writing and maintaining technical documents such as compliance expositions, process manuals and system descriptions
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proactive at finding out information, and enthusiasm for learning

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