Avionics Firmware Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity seeks a highly talented Avionics Firmware Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide embedded software/firmware to support the development of the Terran 1 launch vehicle. The main responsibility will be to provide code for processors distributed around the vehicle interfacing sensors and actuators. Additional projects include embedded software for avionics hardware development tools.
 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As the Avionics Firmware Engineer, you will have a large impact on the code that interfaces sensors and actuators around the vehicle. You will personally develop the avionics firmware and system requirements in partnership with the Vehicle Systems team. In addition, you will also be responsible for the design, test, integration, and operation of the launch vehicle avionics firmware for our first flight article.
 
You will deliver highly reliable embedded software for hardware components. Implementing best practices and ensuring high-quality code is also quite important as this is an opportunity to work on firmware for the first launch of Terran 1 which will be reused and iterated for future launches and vehicle upgrades.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in Electrical, Computer, Software, and Aerospace engineering or related field and 2+ years relevant experience.
  • Hands on experience working in the area of avionics firmware for space applications
  • Experience with embedded C/C++ or similar language
  • Version control system experience such as with Git
  • Experience interfacing embedded communications protocols such as SPI, RS422, CANbus, etc.
  • Experience interfacing analog to digital (ADC) and digital to analog (DAC) converters

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Prior work on orbital flight firmware
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment
  • Experience with ARM-Cortex M based microprocessors
  • Real-time processing design
  • Experience with embedded operating systems

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

How does your team reward individual success?

Every couple weeks, we nominate someone who we feel has had a great contribution to the company. We then have a "brown bag" where the nominated person presents on what they've been up to!

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Assigned spots in the lot specifically for Relativity Employees!
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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