About The Role
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 1,100 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!
Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering mega constellations, high value payloads and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Lab’s proven execution history with the Electron program.
We are rapidly growing our team at all sites globally to develop and get a vehicle to the pad in 2024. If you want to join a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity.
Engineering Leadership Opportunity - Neutron Fluid Systems
A unique opportunity to start at the ground floor where you are responsible for the team developing fluid systems for Neutron from a clean sheet whilst leveraging Rocket Lab’s extensive experience in developing and operating the Electron liquid launch vehicle.
Based in Long Beach, USA, this is a key role in supporting the development of the Neutron launch vehicle where you will build a high performing team and complement Rocket Lab’s global engineering organization.
In addition to you building a team in-house you will be required to manage external resources, suppliers, equipment and infrastructure teams that need to be established and maintained to successfully accomplish program objectives. Every day will be different, and you need to be capable of addressing direction to the program as required across the vast challenges that arise.
Not often do we open a leadership role as exciting as this one and we’re looking for the best to join the team!
- Background in aerospace development projects (10+ years)
- Proven capability with building (from the ground up) and running high performing teams
- Demonstrated technical background in fluid systems development including design, test, operation of pressurization systems, cryogenic propellant feed systems, fluid components (valves, regulators, actuators, fittings etc.), hydraulic systems, instrumentation
- Demonstrated experience in developing cryogenic propellant systems on launch vehicles
- Clear decision making under pressure
- Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
- A high work ethic working leveraging Rocket Lab’s global team and facilities
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.
Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status