Propulsion Manager, Combustion Devices

| Greater LA Area
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Team and Role Overview

The Propulsion team at Relativity Space is responsible for the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of Relativity’s entirely 3D printed rocket engine, Aeon. As a part of this team, you will help build, create, and iterate on the full product lifecycle of our Aeon engine. 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, among many other firsts!  

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to reimagine the way rockets are built and flown -- as a Propulsion Manager, you will lead the combustion devices team who have complete ownership over the design and development of the main combustion elements, including the main injector, combustion chamber, gas generator, and igniters. You will grow and lead a world class team to design across multiple projects and phases of develop. A high degree of autonomy, leadership and proactiveness is required. In addition to strong technical leadership, this role involves significant mentorship and project management.  

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate has led propulsion teams in a fast-paced, innovative aerospace environment. You have carried teams through difficult projects and are able to thrive in ambiguity. You are data-driven, take calculated risks, and seek automation opportunities consistently.  

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in aerospace/mechanical engineering or related field and 5+ years of experience developing propulsion systems and components. 
  • 2+ years leading an engineering team. 
  • Experience with propulsion design, testing, integration, and qualification. 
  • Strong understanding of launch vehicle propulsion systems and components. 
  • Knowledge of injector and regeneratively-cooled combustion chamber design, analysis, and testing. 

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 2+ years leading a rocket propulsion engineering team. 
  • Experience leading small teams in complex engineering projects. 
  • Experience with powder bed additive manufacturing and automation techniques. 
  • Familiarity with industry-standard propulsion design and analysis codes. 
  • Experience developing propulsion system design and analysis codes. 

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.


 

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

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

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
More Jobs at Relativity Space86 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR + Recruiting
Internships
Legal
Operations
Project Mgmt
Sales
Content
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Finance
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Project Mgmt
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Data + Analytics
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Design + UX
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Project Mgmt
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
HR + Recruiting
new
Los Angeles
Project Mgmt
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Sales
new
Los Angeles
Design + UX
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
HR + Recruiting
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
HR + Recruiting
new
Los Angeles
Data + Analytics
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
HR + Recruiting
new
Los Angeles
Content
new
Los Angeles
Internships
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Relativity Space's full profileSee more Relativity Space jobs