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Software Engineer I - Web

Rocket Lab

8 months ago

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Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 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
The Nimbus team plays an essential role in the day-to-day operations at Rocket Lab by building high quality, reliable web applications that support a wide range of critical functions including mission management, launch operations, production, configuration management and more. We work closely with each other to design and develop innovative solutions to our users’ problems which in turn allows the teams we work with to be more efficient and get on with what they do best.
We are a tight-knit team that is constantly evolving. We experiment with new ways of working and thinking, we challenge the status quo and we are happiness focused. We are looking for someone that is a team player, has a positive attitude and a growth mindset and can join us to tackle some hard problems.

Essential skills

  • Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.

  • 1-2 years professional experience

  • Team player with a positive attitude

  • Typescript/Javascript or other high level language (C#, Python, etc)

  • Relational database design

  • REST API design

  • Angular or other Frontend framework (React, Vue, etc)

  • Interest in the entire software development life cycle

Desirable skills:

  • Node.js

  • Scrum

  • Experience with docker/kubernetes

  • Experience with linux environments

  • Experience writing automated tests

  • Network programming (Sockets/WebSockets)

  • Folding a burrito with one hand

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology

  • An employee stock purchase program

  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career

  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit, and snacks

  • Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.

  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross

  • Additional parental leave entitlements

  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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 ITAR Regulations.


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