Lead Automation Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

Relativity is looking for a Lead Automation Engineer to join our multifaceted Additive Manufacturing team comprised of Software, Automation and Computer Vision Engineers working closely with Weld Engineers to develop our Additive manufacturing technology. This position lead the development and execution of several exciting Automation projects while expanding the systems that help us autonomously 3D print rockets!

 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As Lead Automation Engineer you be responsible for architecting and implementing the core components of our robotic 3D printing and automation capability.  

You will create automated services and products with the verification and traceability required for manufacturing flight hardware while reviewing and supervising the work of other Automation Engineers. These products will increase the part complexity the printers can make, increase uptime, and minimize the need for human intervention. You will develop and optimize our deposition process to be sufficient for flight quality parts and perform sensor selection, data collection, and develop control loops integral to the capability of our 3D printers to make our first rocket for flight mid-2021.


Candidate Profile

You have designed and lead the build-out of hardware and software solutions for industrial automation. You have demonstrated the capacity to tackle the full-stack of software and hardware ranging from Robotics (Kuka), PLCs and industrial safety (Beckoff) to produce tightly controlled manufacturing processes.

 

 Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • BS in either Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics, or relevant field
  • 7+ years of experience in developing software and controls for industrial robots
  • 5+ years of experience writing hardware interfacing software in Python and C++
  • Experience developing and integrating with safety critical features and software for industrial robots
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully conceptualize, architect and integrate automated systems from the ground up. This includes ability to:
    • Determine functional requirements for hardware, software, data usage and requirements
    • Perform trade studies on hardware selection, system design, and software architecture
    • Conduct PFMEAs to inform proper safety architecture
    • Successfully implement the system start to finish.
    • Successful track record of leading complex multidisciplinary projects and teams

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • MS, PhD or PE in either Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics, or relevant field
  • Direct experience with industrial hardware products including Kuka and Beckoff
  • 10+ years of experience in developing software and controls for industrial robots
  • 7+ years of experience writing hardware interfacing software in Python and C++ involving EtherCAT protocols
  • Experience with using weld processes for additive manufacturing

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!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

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
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
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!
Paid industry certifications
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