Manager of Vehicle Engineering at Relativity Space

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Team and Role Overview

Relativity is building humanity’s multiplanetary future. We invented a new approach to design, build, and fly our own rockets, starting with Terran 1 – the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket. We are looking for a Manager of Vehicle Engineering to lead our vehicle development using modern systems engineering, mission design, and performance analysis. To match the rapid iteration capabilities that Reality’s 3D printing enables, our engineering must be equally automated, efficient, and customizable. This is an exciting, multi-faceted role because you will be working in a startup environment helping us meet our ambitious goal of launching a 3D printed rocket, with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

To help Relativity achieve our mission you and the team will focus on the following:

  • Employ first principles and simulation to answer systems-level questions.
  • Build and lead smart engineering processes that enable fast development.
  • Mission design and performance evaluation.
  • Flight safety analysis and other regulatory deliverables.
  • Collaborate across the company to solve problems.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate is someone with experience across many disciplines within a fast-paced launch vehicle development environment. Leadership and vision are fundamental to building a systems engineering and simulation ecosystem that is as innovative as our 3D printing software and robotics. Other essential skills include a data driven approach, solid engineering judgment, and team building.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

In order to be successful in this role, you should have the following:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant experience.
  • 3+ years leading an engineering team.
  • Demonstrated contribution to the full lifecycle of an aerospace project.
  • Domain knowledge of mission design, performance evaluation, guidance, navigation and control (GN&C).
  • Experience with modern applications of systems engineering including requirements, hazard analyses, fault architecture, risk mitigation, interface control, and validation.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Experience with software development.
  • Experience leading regulatory compliance and interfacing with federal range safety or the FAA.
  • Experience as a leader in a startup or agile development environment.
  • Experience leading a flight development or operations program.

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

3500 East Burnett Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Annual learning and development stipend of up to $2,000.
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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