Software Engineer [C# / Go & MicroServices]

Job Ref: 3117585 | 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 Operations software team designs and builds the tools needed by our Launch Operators to successfully execute Factory-to-Orbit missions. There's a lot logical / algorithmic programming involved, and real-time data capture functions for later telemetry analysis. These applications have been built using a cross-section of Software Engineering disciplines, mainly C# desktop & services, and we're moving toward our custom Go/MicroServices environment.
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 Launch Team to securely and safely execute a rocket launch - consistently pursuing safer, faster and better launch procedures.

Essential skills
  • Bachelors or Higher in Software, Computer Science or similar.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Software Engineering
  • C# Desktop Application Development experience
  • Hands-on Go / GoLang Development beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of Ethernet Network Protocols
  • Experience with one of: Redmine, Jira, or other issue tracker
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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