Principal Electronics Design Engineer

Job Ref: 2776286JD | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

We are driven to broaden the horizons of what’s already possible in space and are inspired by the possibilities not yet imagined and now, that’s where you come in. As a Principal Electronics Design Engineer, you will be the subject matter expert and technical lead for the Electron launch vehicle avionics systems. You will be a vital member of the team, taking overall responsibility for development and technical architecture of electronic components used in the launch vehicle.

You will be the go-to person for technical expertise, and help guide the team of engineers with technical direction. You will have a track record of good engineering decision making, hands-on electronic design experience, and the successful delivery of complex electronic projects. You will have experience in the high-reliability and/or high-performance industries (e.g automotive, aerospace etc) and looking to take the next step in your career. 

Key duties include;
  • Expertise in the overall architecture of low-voltage electronic components and subsystems for the Electron launch vehicle
  • Hands-on design of electronic products from concept through to manufacture, including analog and high-speed digital circuits
  • Assess and perform component selection for new technologies based on functionality, price, and technical risk
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship for the team of engineers, providing direction for specific tasks and skills
  • Coordinate internal and external resources for the on-time delivery of complex projects, working across departments to ensure successful implementation
  • Provide a leadership role in anomaly resolutions, coordinating between teams, and providing high-level recommendations for managing technical risk
  • Deliver quality and reliability in the power electronics systems, and drive quality in the team
Your Experience & expertise; 
  • Degree in Electronics Engineering or equivalent qualification
  • 10+ years’ experience in a relevant design field
  • Demonstrated experience in solving complex technical problems and good engineering decision making
  • High proficiency with electronic design tools, including circuit simulation software
  • High proficiency with diagnostic tools and test equipment
  • Experience with analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design, including embedded systems, FPGAs, sensors, data acquisition, and other electronic circuits
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and aptitude for mentoring junior engineers
What’s in it for you?

This is a challenging and fast-paced role that offers the opportunity to work on advanced space systems and you’ll experience the thrill of seeing your work reach orbit. We offer a career defining opportunity to be a leader on the Rocket Lab design products and how we do things. Come join us.

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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