Avionics Motor Control Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a highly talented electrical engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical support in developing high power, high performance motor controllers for our Terran 1 launch vehicle.


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 Motor Control Engineer, you will have a big role in ensuring the high performance of the actuators and motors on our launch vehicle. This will include the development and qualification the motor controllers used on the launch vehicle.


Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical engineering or comparable and 5+ years (BS) or 3+ years (MS/PhD) relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience developing high performance, high power (1KW or greater) motor controller from initial requirement capture, through conceptual design, to production and deployment. 
  • Worked with high voltage (200V+) power systems
  • Experience developing avionics for extreme environments
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of BLDC (3 phase) motors and their control algorithms
  • Schematic Capture and Layout experience

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Prior work on a launch vehicle or aerospace applications
  • Experience developing test plans based on SMC-S-016 or comparable
  • Experience in a startup or dynamic development environment
  • Field-Oriented-Control (FOC) experience a plus
  • Linear actuator experience preferred
  • Embedded software skill desired
  • Altium experience a plus

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

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.

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 some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
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
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
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
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Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
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