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Lead Launch Engineer: Fluids/Mechanical

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
At Relativity, we revolutionize the way rockets are built and flown. We are redefining design, manufacturing and operational processes, to create the first true 21st-century aerospace company. We are looking for a Lead Launch Engineer to join our growing team and to help us achieve our ambitious goal of launching a 3D printed rocket. As Lead Launch Engineer at Relativity, you will be responsible for some of Relativity’s critical launch infrastructure and GSE projects. You will report directly to the Head of Launch.
 
Outcomes and Objectives:
To help us revolutionize the way rockets are built and flown, you will be collaborating across multiple teams for the development of launch site GSE, as well as site activation and operation. This encompasses a wide variety of designs (full cycle – from conceptualization, design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing, design and implementation).
 
Examples of some projects you will be working on include:
· Launch Site Propellant Farm Design and Build
· Launch Site Systems Procedure Development
· Launch Site Activation
· Launch Day Operations
 
 
Candidate Profile:
To be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups. Pressure around timelines, cost, and quality unleash the best in you, and you find creative ways to optimize across trade-offs. You are comfortable interacting with highly technical teams to identify fundamental site requirements and compile solutions that work for a variety of teams. You have the highest attention to detail, while being able to abstract form day-to-day challenges and ensure alignment on high-level objectives. 
You also need to have excellent judgement and analytical skills, as well as maintain a high degree of professional ethics and integrity. On a day-to-day, you will be working a multitude of projects to build our modern state-of-the-art launch site(s), including fluid and structural system design and fabrication, system activation, procedure creation, site maintenance and launch day operations.
 
 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • 7+ years experience in a full cycle design engineering role and a Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • Experience with CAD (NX, Crew, Solidworks, Creo/ProE)
  • Experience working with AFSPCMAN 91-710
  • Experience with various standards, including ASTM, ASME, NASA, DoD, NFPA, API and SAE
  • Experience in the aerospace (launch site) sector preferred
  • Fluid and structural analysis abilities (hand-calcs)
  • Low and High-pressure fluid system experience compressible and incompressible
  • First class written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable with high-volume workload and self-driven prioritization.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 10+ years experience and an advanced degree
  • Extensive experience with Creo/ProE
  • Experience with ANSYS and piping analysis software (such as Caesar)
  • Extensive analytical abilities for compressible and incompressible flow
  • Experience with Launch Ground Operations
  • Cryogenic Experience

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 are some social events your company does?

Every month, we celebrate our new hires (we even fly in new hires from other offices!) by going out to the Yardhouse for dinner. It's great to share a meal and get to know each other outside of the office!

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
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
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
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
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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