Lead Propulsion Design Engineer

| Greater LA Area

Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a highly talented Propulsion Design Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical contribution in the development of the Aeon-1 propulsion system through design and manufacturing ownership of the engine assembly and integrating components. This role will report directly to the Director of Propulsion. 


The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to change people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As a Propulsion Design Engineer, you will have a heavy hand in developing the design and assembly of the Aeon-1 engine. You will be directly contributing to the design, fabrication, and integration of the Aeon-1 propulsion system. You will also provide testing support to the propulsion team as we undergo extensive hotfire testing campaigns.


Candidate Profile

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to drive their own projects to completion. You must have the passion, tenacity and resolve to work through challenging issues unique to liquid rocket propulsion systems. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with multidisciplinary groups.

 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with CREO or comparable CAD software
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management software (e.g. Windchill)
  • Strong structural intuition with managing loads and interfaces
  • Experience in owning and managing a complex component or subsystem assembly
  • Ability to perform tolerance stackups for complex assemblies

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • An advanced degree in engineering or related field and 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Previous ownership of pump fed propulsion system assembly during development
  • Ability to perform static and dynamic structural analyses
  • Hands-on experience manufacturing and assembling propulsion systems
  • Experience with 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • CreoDesign
    • ANSYSDesign
    • JIRAManagement

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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