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Talent Acquisition Partner

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Rocket Lab USA
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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!

Rocket Lab's People & Culture team is responsible for looking after our most valuable asset : our people . Across our global teams , the People & Culture team supports our people and departments across recruitment , new staff orientation , compensation , training and development . They make sure our growing and diverse global team is supported and capable of delivering our projects and customer's missions , and they're responsible for supporting their development , nurturing their skills and talent , and retaining the world-class people already on our team .


The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to source and select the best talent possible. Part of the People & Culture team, you will be one of several recruitment experts, the go-to people to provide specialist recruitment support and talent pipeline. We're looking for an experienced recruitment expert with a knack for working with the technically minded. We're a business full of analytical and inquisitive minds, so you will need great commercial acumen and communication skills to influence outcomes. Your commerciality and creativity will enable you to think outside the box to provide pragmatic, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

Discover the excitement of aerospace innovation at our Mt. Wellington office. Collaborate with skilled professionals, contribute to rocket production, and enjoy the camaraderie of down-to-earth colleagues that have a lot of passion for what they do. Benefit from onsite amenities including a gym, ice cream machine, and subsidized cafe. This full-time, onsite role offers the opportunity to work with a dedicated team, achieve results, and have fun along the way. Join us and become part of a passionate community propelling space exploration forward!

Day to day you will:

  • Collaborate with hiring managers to devise recruitment strategies for high-volume technical IT software roles.
  • Source, screen, and interview candidates, ensuring alignment with job requirements and company culture.
  • Manage end-to-end recruitment processes, from posting ads to extending offers.
  • Utilise recruitment tools to track candidate progress and maintain accurate data.
  • Foster relationships with candidates and stakeholders while contributing to diversity and inclusion initiatives.


  • 5+ years' recruitment experience with proficiency in proactive sourcing and exceptional relationship building.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills coupled with the ability to prioritize conflicting demands and meet ambitious deadlines.
  • Proactive, highly autonomous, and adaptable to ambiguity and change while maintaining composure under pressure.
  • Demonstrated mentorship and training abilities, with openness to on-site collaboration with the Talent Acquisition team and hiring managers.


  • Recruiting experience in Software, IT, Finance favourable
  • Greenhouse, Workday exposure favourable
  • Tertiary HR qualification or equivalent preferred

If the above sounds like you apply now!


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.


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 . 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.

Rocket Lab is required to comply with US export compliance law including the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).These regulations restrict whom Rocket Lab can share materials with, and whom can receive those materials. This includes hardware and information.Access to these materials is required to undertake roles at Rocket Lab; being unable to meet the export compliance requirements means that you will be ineligible to work for Rocket Lab.Do you consent to Rocket Lab requesting information regarding citizenships, passports and visas in order to proceed with your application?

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