Senior Software Engineer [C++ / Python]

Job Ref: 3225569cbcb | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
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 500 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!

About the role
Our Production Automation software team provides critical tools to test our vehicle launch and support systems, as well as being tasked with regular projects for automation in various other areas of spacecraft component production. This is not a role developing the software for the actual flight systems and avionics on the Rocket Lab vehicles themselves. Instead, this team develops the applications that enable our Manufacturing & Electrical Avionics Engineers to securely and thoroughly build and test the systems which will allow us to produce safer, faster, better spacecraft.

Essential skills
  • Tertiary Diploma, Certificate or degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or demonstrated equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience within software engineering
  • Experience for Linux environments [Ubuntu/Debian]
  • C/C++ development experience for Network applications
  • Experience with QT or similar GUI framework
  • Experience with Redmine, Jira, Bugzilla, Mantis, or other issue tracker
  • Embedded software development
  • Experience programming for microcontrollers
  • Linux kernel development
As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.
Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.
We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.
Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission.
Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.
Important Information
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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