Avionics Manager

Job Ref: 2474777 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

The role of Avionics Manager is a newly created position and the successful applicant will play a critical role in the continued expansion of Rocket Lab as the business moves in to the next exciting phase.


As Avionics Manager you will be managing our Avionics team, a very talented team of engineers who are responsible for the designing, building and testing the electronic modules that control the Electron launch vehicle.


This is a vital position that will require an individual who can bring experience in managing a team with a proven track record in motivating, coaching and mentoring. This will be coupled with an exceptional understanding of electronics, the ability to advise on the design of avionics components and electrical systems together with a problem solving approach to troubleshoot issues and formulate solutions.


Minimum requirements

  • 5+ years’ Electronic Engineering experience ideally gained in a combination of R&D and production environments
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field
  • 5 + years management experience, with the ability to demonstrate the ability to train, coach and motivate a team
  • Proven project management and the ability to deliver on time and to budget
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • The ability to confidently make decisions
  • Exceptional attention to detail whilst retaining a view of the bigger picture


Desirable Skills

  • Design for manufacture experience with a strong understanding of the production of precision devices within aerospace or medical applications
  • Postgraduate engineering or management qualification
  • Experience in the space industry 




Role Requirements

  • Newly created role
  • Manage a talented team of engineers
  • Be part of NZ's most exciting engineering project

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. For more information on these Regulations, click here.

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