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Data Engineer I

Data Engineer I

companyRocket Lab
locationAuckland, New Zealand
PublishedPublished: 4/6/2024
Engineering
Full Time

ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

ABOUT IT AT ROCKET LAB:

Rocket Lab’s IT team is responsible for how our global teams access information and run operations across our computer systems, networks, and devices. Our hardworking IT team is a group of flexible problem-solvers working in a fast-paced environment but who also thrive under the challenge of supporting all of our proprietary systems and people, from finance to launch operations.

WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO:

As a Data Engineer, you will work alongside Data Analysts’, Team Leads’, Principal Data Engineer and other business functions to curate and shape datasets, develop data pipelines, look after the data platforms, and contribute towards data housekeeping tasks.

The role will be an active player in developing new durable data pipelines, coding and engagements with the wider Business Intelligence team and departments. This would also involve working with ERP and PLM systems with
a data focus. Contributing to the development of Business Intelligence standards and our technology platform is an important part of the Business Intelligence Data Engineer’s responsibilities as is delivering streamlined data pipelines and assets.

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • IT or Computer Science degree or equivalent qualification
  • 1-4+ years' experience in a technical role. Strong SQL is a must, alongside experience in Python, R, or C#.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and present complex and technical concepts and ideas to a general audience.
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills - able to see the big picture. make connections and appropriate decisions.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • An exceptional multitasker, displaying excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to learn or pick up new concepts or technology quickly.
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring more junior members of the team.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to collaborate within or outside team.

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • A market leading ETL tool certification.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL database system
  • Knowledge of Jupyter notebook

If the above sounds like you apply now!

WHAT TO EXPECT 

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

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.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

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.