Joshua Lamorie is the Software Engineering Manager at Rocket Lab, where he ensures the quality and reliability of all software deployed to Electron’s computers.
Originally from Nelson, New Zealand, Joshua studied Aerospace Systems Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. As an undergraduate student Joshua was the founding director of Virtual Ventures, a youth STEM program that is now in its 24th year of providing technology education to participants across Canada.
After graduating, Joshua worked as a spacecraft systems engineer in Montreal on a variety of projects for various space agencies and prime contractors. His efforts were primarily focussed on autonomy and remote control and included UAV control systems, satellite communications and lunar exploration robotics.
As Chief Engineer at Xiphos Technologies, Joshua oversaw the development of several generations of spacecraft processor. His team also developed and deployed many different applications using this hardware including; camera systems for Bigelow Aerospace’s Genesis I and Genesis II, control systems for NASA RESOLVE, and data collection and distribution for a commercial AIS constellation.
Joshua returned to New Zealand early 2015 to join Rocket Lab as a senior software engineer designing embedded firmware to work on FPGA based launch vehicle avionics, designing launch vehicle camera systems and working on the networking and communications for ground-air data. He took on his current role as Software Engineering Manager in August 2016.