Teamcenter / NX Administrator

Teamcenter / NX Administrator

companyRocket Lab
locationLong Beach, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/6/2024
Full Time


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!


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! 


Based out of Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, CA the Teamcenter / NX Administrator is responsible for driving constant improvement in design processes for the Neutron program. You will work within the Neutron development team in the US and support the design organizations across both the US and New Zealand offices. 

While your primary function is to drive and improve design tools through activities such as implementing standardized parts, BOM & drawing templates, alternate parts solutions, developing workflows and automations as well as user support, you will also assist directly with surge design support for critical Neutron milestones. 


  • Drive as well as contribute to improvements in PLM processes and the resulting changes in NX and supported CAD systems. 
  • Work with users to develop/update tool customizations to improve efficiency. 
  • Drive the development and maintenance of common parts and features.
  • Create design tools and automations to streamline the process from new idea to released rocket designs hitting the shop floor  
  • Create and manage templates and best practices to maintain consistency and high quality across all Neutron design teams  
  • Embed with the Neutron design teams to understand pain points and provide solutions to CAD, drawing, design automation and PLM needs  
  • Provide surge design support for the Neutron program  
  • Provide a robust CAD operating environment through promptly responding to user requests for support. 
  • Administer and support user access, permissions, and licensing to provide secure access to NX and supported CAD systems. 
  • Support/Deliver training to new and existing staff. 
  • Create and maintain documentation for user support processes. 
  • Develop and deploy proprietary and 3rd party NX and Teamcenter Tools. 
  • Develop and deploy custom solutions using NX Open. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or other technical degree.  
  • 2+ years of experience with Siemens NX & Teamcenter  
  • Strong knowledge of CAD modeling and drawing creation  
  • 2+ years of xperience with programming using Python, C++ or similar  
  • Experience managing version-controlled projects (git, mercurial, or similar)  
  • Experience putting together UI applications  


  • Experience with CAM programming for traditional machining processes  
  • Experience with design for carbon composite structures  
  • Experience with design and drafting best practices.  
  • Experience creating automations with NX Open  


  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.    
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing.   
  • Must be physically able to commute to buildings  
  • Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise. 


Successful candidates in this role will thrive in ambiguity, and are excited to work in a small, high performing team focused on continued learning and growth. This position is ideal for an experienced, multidisciplinary individual keen to support a complex project from conceptual design through to integration and launch. 

Level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one component of our total rewards package at Rocket Lab.  Employees may also receive company equity and access to a robust benefits package including: top tier medical HMO, PPO & a 100% company-sponsored medical HSA plan option, dental and vision coverage, 3 weeks paid vacation and 5 days sick leave per year, 11 paid holidays per year, flexible spending and dependent care savings accounts, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and access to a 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Other perks include: Discounted employee stock purchase program, subsidized EV charging stations, onsite gym, food and drinks, childcare concierge, and other discounts.

Eligibility for benefits may vary based on employment status, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role. Benefit programs are subject to change at the company’s discretion.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)$70,000—$105,000 USD


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:


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 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.