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RF/Communications Engineer

Job Ref: 249808134 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior engineer to join the team at Rocket Lab and work on the most exciting engineering project currently being undertaken in New Zealand
  
Working within our Avionics team you will be play an important role in the design, testing and integration of radio frequency communication components used to support Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle.  You will be challenged on a daily basis and to succeed you will need to adapt quickly and thrive under pressure to achieve tight project deadlines.
  
Our launch date is fast approaching, and we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running so previous experience with RF communication components is vital.
  
Essential skills required for the position of RF/Communications Engineer
  • A Bachelors or Masters in Engineering or Physics, with major in Communications systems/Digital communications or equivalent qualification
  • 1+ years' experience in design, test and integration of RF front end systems for high reliability systems (aviation or aerospace systems).
  • Experience with test equipment: network and spectrum analysers. 
  • Experience with digital modulations, SDR radios and GNU radios.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationship.
  • Good understanding of electromagnetic propagation on the atmosphere.
  • Hands on experience designing front-end RF systems

Desirable skills

  • Python, MATLAB, 
  • Experience with ground stations design and deployment.
  • A good theoretical and/or practical of electronic systems design
  • Experience with TTC systems, space modulations and high data-rate links.
  • Inter-satellite communications.
  • Experience with STK, CST/HFSS toolkits

Role Requirements

  • Amazing opportunity
  • Work on the most exciting engineering project in New Zealand
  • See your work fired in to Space!

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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