Vector was founded on the belief that we will improve our world by democratizing space access and making the power and inspiration offered by space technology available to all people. Space technology extends the human spirit beyond our Earthly bonds and expands our intellect and innovations into the cosmos where unique observations are possible and unimagined value can be created. From looking deep into the mysteries of the cosmos to linking communities on Earth, space offers a perspective and a place to do things that simply cannot be done elsewhere.
Space access was once the sole domain of nation states. Now, technology is making space more accessible to everyday entrepreneurs and innovators. Innovation in space occurs when people have the freedom to imagine and to do. Vector strongly believes in the power of the individual and seeks people who share our passion for innovating, building and flying.
We are looking for other thought leaders in their fields of expertise who also believe in our vision and can work beside us to make this dream a reality.
Where We Work
We have corporate locations in Tucson Arizona, Orange County California and Silicon Valley. We are seeking qualified individuals to help Vector as it grows at each of these locations.
Tucson is an energetic college town, attractive and one of the most culturally invigorating places in the Southwest. Set in a flat valley hemmed in by craggy, odd-shaped mountains, Arizona’s second-largest city smoothly blends Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo traditions. Distinct neighborhoods and 19th-century buildings give a rich sense of community and history not found in the more modern and sprawling Phoenix. This is a town rich in Hispanic heritage (more than 40% of the population is Hispanic), so Spanish slides easily off most tongues and high-quality Mexican restaurants abound. The eclectic shops toting vintage garb, scores of funky restaurants and dive bars don’t let you forget Tucson is home turf to the 40,000-strong University of Arizona (UA).
Orange County is sometimes thought of as LA but Orange County is distinct and could hardly be more different. If LA is about stars, the OC is about surfers. LA: ever more urban, OC: proudly suburban. If LA is SoCal’s seat of liberal thinking, the OC’s heritage is one of ultra-conservative aerospace culture. If LA is Hollywood glam, the OC is rockets and industry. This county’s 789 sq miles, 34 cities and 3 million people create deep pockets of individuality, beauty and different ways of thinking. And besides that, it’s home to some of the best beaches on the west coast of the US.
San Jose Founded in 1777 as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, San Jose is California’s oldest Spanish civilian settlement. Its downtown is small though it does bustle with 20-something clubgoers on the weekends and a growing and thriving technology sector. Industrial parks, high-tech computer firms and look-alike housing developments have sprawled across the city’s landscape, taking over where farms, ranches and open spaces once spread between the bay and the surrounding hills. San Jose is in the technology heart of Silicon Valley with its access to the culture icon of San Francisco and the beaches and outdoor attractions of the central California coast.
Vector offers full benefits including health and life insurance, stock option plans and 401K retirement plans. Our work environment is healthy and encourages individual responsibility and independent thinking. We offer paid vacations but be warned that you might find the work here so addicting and rewarding that you will have to be convinced to take the vacation.
These are some of the careers we offer
Electrical engineers familiar with digital and analog electronic design, RF engineers, power system engineers and engineers familiar with board and boxes that control, communicate, actuate, or powers our launch vehicle avionics using proven commercial industry standards.
Engineers with a broad experience in propulsion systems, mechanical design, CAD, manufacturing, finite element analysis, mechanisms, test and evaluation, dynamic modelling, space systems design, satellites, launch vehicle operations and spacecraft integration, contamination control and composite structures.
Skilled Test & Manufacturing
Machinists, assembly labor, electronic technicians, cryogenic technicians, test engineers and technicians, mechanical technicians, welders, fabricators, carbon fiber structure technicians, propulsion test engineers and manufacturing engineers.
Develop and write code that autonomously pilots our launch vehicles into space, simulates flight scenarios, implements virtual machine systems and artificial intelligence, translates petabytes of data, performs computational fluid dynamics, and ground data systems.
Preparation and modification of engineering drawings and diagrams. Support of component and full-scale test activities. Interface with other departments such as manufacturing, marketing, business development, and purchasing as well as external customers and suppliers.