Director of Recovery, Neutron
About The Role
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 1,500 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.
Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering the mega constellations of tomorrow, high assurance payloads, and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a highly cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Lab’s proven execution history with the Electron program. If you’re interested in joining a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity!
Director of Recovery (Neutron)
As the leader of the Neutron Recovery team, you will be responsible for the team, overall architecture, development of systems, execution and operations to recover the Neutron launch vehicle.
WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO
- Build a high performing team spanning development through to operations of recovery systems (marine vessels, ground support equipment etc.) required to support Neutron recovery
- Deliver Neutron recovery systems including but not limited marine vessels, ground support equipment and facilities, overseeing the design, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance
- Provide technical and strategic guidance on recovery systems and operations including system architecture and design, development and operations
- Build strong relationships with external vendors, suppliers
- Deliver through-life-support and maintenance of all recovery systems
YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelors in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or other technical discipline
- 5+ years in marine engineering, operations
- 3+ years in engineering leadership experience
THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:
- 5+ years leadership experience in fast paced development programs
- 10+ years of hands-on experience building, maintaining, modifying, and operating marine vessels, equipment, mechanical or electrical ground support equipment
- Experience with hazardous operations and hazardous material handling
- Experience with complex multi-disciplinary engineering projects
- Ability to work in fast-paced, high stress environments
- Ability to work autonomously
In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation offer package based on individual qualifications and experience, including company stock. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:
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 fromthe 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 CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:
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.