Propulsion Development Engineer, Systems & Test at Relativity Space (Greater LA Area, CA)
Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.
The Propulsion team at Relativity Space is responsible for the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of Relativity’s entirely 3D printed rocket engines. As a part of this team, you will help build, create, and iterate on the full product lifecycle of our Aeon-1 and Aeon-R engine systems. Unique to Relativity, you will get to work across many teams to iterate and support Relativity's first-of-its-kind 3D printing software and robotics technology. This team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1 and the development of Terran R, among many other firsts!
What you’ll do:
You will serve as a Responsible Engineer for Aeon development, qualification, and flight engines. Your primary responsibility will be to develop engine test plans and execute them together with our Stennis test team, troubleshooting any technical puzzles that arise along the way. In addition to facilitating day-to-day engine hotfire testing, you will own engine systems analysis projects that may include trade studies, engine balances, mass tracking and reduction efforts, defining interfaces with other hardware, and more. You will also take ownership of projects of your creation to increase our collective efficiency. In order to be successful in this role, you should be capable of leading collaborative projects to completion with minimal oversight. Along with these high expectations comes the opportunity to have a significant influence on a fast-growing startup company and to make rapid professional gains in an environment that encourages growth and risk.
What you need to know:
- Bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, technology, or mathematics field
- Strong engineering fundamentals in thermodynamics, thermal, structural, and fluids analysis
- Clear evidence of ownership from school or work experience
- Demonstrated drive to deliver on ambitious schedules, even and especially if unconventional & creative solutions are necessary to do so
Nice to haves but not required – if you do not meet all of these criteria, you should still apply:
- 2+ years relevant experience, preferably in a complex engineering system development and/or test environment
- Working knowledge of fluid components such as valves and instrumentation
- Working knowledge of engine subsystems such as combustion devices and turbomachinery
We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required.
Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual Learning & Development stipend and more!
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.